Grilled Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Recipe

David Dial | Spiced Blog Updated

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Shrimp take no time at all. A quick and wonderful dinner with little effort.

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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!)

I’m all about creating my own spice rubs and marinades, and I absolutely love when I get out there and smoke a beef brisket or pork shoulder all day.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Picture

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!

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Pic

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.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Image

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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Grilled Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Recipe

    4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Italian Dressing
  • 1/2 cup Spicy Brown Mustard
  • 1 pound Jumbo Raw Shrimp, Peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 pound Bacon, Sliced into half-strips

Directions

  1. Soak wooden skewers in water for about 30 minutes prior to using.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the Italian dressing and mustard. Stir until well combined.
  3. Dip each shrimp into the mustard sauce, wrap with half slice of bacon and thread onto skewer. Continue until all shrimp have been skewered. Discard any remaining sauce.
  4. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  5. Place skewers on grill and grill until bacon is cooked and shrimp are pink in color and fully cooked (~3-4 minutes per side). 

Notes

  • Shrimp cook very quickly. Be careful not to overcook the shrimp!
  • The grill will likely flare up due to the oil from the salad dressing. Use a small spray bottle of water to keep flare-ups under control.

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Author: David Dial
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 274
Calories 425

% Daily Value*
53%
Total Fat 34g
49%
  Saturated Fat 10g
72%
Sodium 1733mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate 3g
0%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 2g
45%
Protein 23g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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