The name says it all. What's better than bacon? Shrimp wrapped in bacon and stuffed with Parmesan cheese, basil, and garlic. Serve these delectable appetizers in soup spoons for over-the-top presentation.
1 pound large shrimp
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
1 1/2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 garlic cloves, minced
16 pieces thinly sliced bacon
1/2 cup prepared fruit-based barbecue sauce
How to Make It
Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails on. Butterfly shrimp by cutting a slit along the back and gently pressing open.
Combine basil, Parmesan, and garlic in a small bowl. Place basil mixture evenly in shrimp openings; press shrimp closed.
Cook bacon over medium heat until partially cooked. Drain on paper towels.
Wrap each shrimp with 1 slice bacon, and place on greased baking sheet. Brush barbecue sauce over shrimp, and bake at 400° for 8 to 9 minutes.
I used a local (Portland OR) maker's mustard barbecue sauce. It was a slightly sweet yet strong mustard flavor that complemented the bacon. I'm thinking next time I make it, I will wrap a whole leaf of basil around the shrimp followed by the bacon. A nice appetizer for a party, easily prepared ahead of time except for the eight minutes in the oven.
I made this and it was a great hit. I used chive and onion cream cheese to hold the garlic and basil in place. I also tried this with Prosciutto sliced thin and it was very easy to wrap compared to the bacon. Will make it again. When it's placed out it is gone before you know it.
This was a wonderful way to serve shrimp. I used a large silver platter and in the center I put a snowman candle and around it like a wreath I set the Asian soup spoons. The shrimp was easy to make and got excellent reviews. A real keeper and not for holidays only.
Easy to make and VERY tasty. I served it as an appetizer & it was a huge hit with my entire family, even the kids. I added a small amount of herbed goat cheese as suggested by another reviewer. I will definitely make this again.
Well, this was great as an appetizer. I used jumbo shrimp which made a few mouthfuls. Used herbed goat cheese in the cavity to make the basil stick and wrapped in proscuitto with a dab of goat cheese at each end to help the wrap stay on the shrimp. Great eveyone loved 'em. Will make again for sure!