Looking for an easy last minute appetizer? Bacon Wrapped Shrimp comes together quickly and is an impressive addition to your appetizer spread.
You know those appetizers that look fancy but are really so easy that you kinda hope no one asks for the recipe because then your secret it out in the open?
Well, these Bacon Wrapped Shrimp are just that and they are one of my favorites.
Now, our love of appetizers is no secret. We have shared quite a collection over the years, but this one is perfect for a last minute addition to any party spread.
Just make a quick stop by the store to grab the ingredients for this Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, and you can be sure everyone will be begging for the recipe.
You only need a handful of ingredients and about 30 minutes from start to finish. After that, you can have your friends and family on their way to bacon heaven.
The key to getting the bacon crispy without over cooking the shrimp is to partially bake your bacon before you wrap the shrimp. It works like a charm, and you can be sure to have tender juicy shrimp every single time.
Step 1: Toss the seasonings with the shrimp and set aside.
Step 2: Place the bacon on a jelly roll pan and parbake.
Step 3: Wrap bacon around shrimp and bake.
Step 4: Brush with BBQ sauce and serve!
Simple bake the bacon in the oven for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Bacon takes longer to cook than shrimp does. If you don't precook it, the bacon will not be crisp.
If you didn't pick up any barbecue seasoning at the store, don't fret it is easy to make at home. Simply mix a teaspoon each of salt, pepper, smoked paprika, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon chili powder.
Bake the shrimp on a rack in the pan to ensure that the grease from bacon goes below. Line the pan with foil for easy clean up!
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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
- 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined, but tails on
- 1 pound bacon (regular thickness)
- ½ Teaspoon chili powder
- ½ Teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 Teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 Teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 Teaspoon black pepper
- ⅓ Cup bbq sauce
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a jelly roll pan with foil and place a baking rack on top.
- Cut bacon in half lengthwise and place on rack so pieces are not touching. Bake for 10 minutes.1 pound bacon
- Put chili powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper in a small bowl and stir to combine.½ Teaspoon chili powder, ½ Teaspoon garlic powder, 1 Teaspoon smoked paprika, 1 Teaspoon kosher salt, 1 Teaspoon black pepper
- Place shrimp in a medium bowl, sprinkle spices on and toss to coat.1 pound large shrimp
- Remove bacon from oven and wrap the bacon around the shrimp, spiraling as you go up and ending right below tail.
- Return pan to oven and bake for 20 minutes or until bacon is crisp and shrimp is cooked.
- Remove from oven and brush shrimp with bbq sauce⅓ Cup bbq sauce
- Remove shrimp from rack and place on tray . Serve immediately.
Nutrition info not guaranteed to be accurate.
These Bacon Wrapped Shrimp appetizers with barbecue socks are an impressive appetizer that come together quickly! No one needs to know how easy they are, you only need 4 ingredients and 30 minutes!
Dontay Lesser says
What did you use for the bbq seasoning
Hi Dontay, I used a mixture of chili powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper -the recipe has been updated or you can pick up an already made bbq seasoning at the store in the spice aisle. Hope this helps -Thank you!
Dontay Lesser says
What’s better with the tails on or off
Tails on is best!
These were a hit for a Thanksgiving appetizer. They went fast and everyone loved them.
Awesome. So glad they were a hit!
LOVE this appetizer!
Thanks, Marla! Happy Holidays!
Carol at Wild Goose Tea says
You nailed it! Easy and impressive---and delicious. My big day is the first for serving food.
I like this recipe.
Thanks, Carol! Happy New year!
Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen says
Oh my - shrimp and bacon are two of my favorite things, so I'm absolutely loving this recipe! Pinned!