Grilled Bacon Wrapped Shrimp take no time at all. A quick and wonderful dinner with little effort.
Grilling season here in upstate New York is at its absolute peak! The weather is beautiful, and I’ve been enjoying spending as much time as possible out on the back deck. Of course, the back deck means the grill, and my wife and I have been enjoying all sorts of awesome meals on the grill lately. (These southwestern stuffed peppers are one of my favorites!)
But sometimes you just need an easy go-to recipe for the grill. You know, the kind of recipe that you can whip up with minimal effort. A recipe that you know will be delicious, and it’ll look pretty darned impressive when served to company. This grilled bacon wrapped shrimp is that kind of recipe for me!
Wait… grilled bacon wrapped shrimp is an easy go-to recipe? Yup, it really is! A friend shared this quick and easy recipe with me when I was living down in Baton Rouge, LA right after college. I was still learning my way around the kitchen (and the grill), and he taught me how to make this easy shrimp recipe.
As you can imagine, this recipe quickly became one of my go-to grill recipes! It only requires 3 ingredients… well, 4 if you count the shrimp… and chances are you probably already have all of the ingredients in the pantry! Plus, it includes bacon, and we all know that bacon makes everything better!
The only challenging part to this recipe is that you will need to keep a close eye on the shrimp skewers once they go on the grill. Shrimp cook quickly, although the bacon does help slow down the cooking a bit. But the catch comes with flare-ups on the grill. The oil from the salad dressing (as well as the fat from the bacon) will absolutely cause flare-ups as it drips onto the burners or the charcoal.
So how do you keep your dinner from turning into a scorched crisp? A spray bottle of water. I picked up a spray bottle from our local hardware store, and it’s now a permanent part of my grilling toolkit. I keep it full of water whenever I’m grilling, and it’s the perfect way to keep those flames under control.
When the grill flares up, just give it a couple quick sprays. You should keep a close eye on the grill, too. I’ve definitely walked away before, only to come back and find that my bacon has turned to ash. Don’t be intimidated by the flare-up talk, though. Just keep an eye on the grill, and you’ll be fine!
And you’ll also be enjoying a delicious dinner of grilled bacon wrapped shrimp!
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