Howard L. Puckett
Makes 16 appetizer servings

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails on. Butterfly shrimp by cutting a slit along the back and gently pressing open.

Step 2

Combine basil, Parmesan, and garlic in a small bowl. Place basil mixture evenly in shrimp openings; press shrimp closed.

Step 3

Cook bacon over medium heat until partially cooked. Drain on paper towels.

Step 4

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.

Ratings & Reviews

Absolutely fabulous.

June 11, 2016
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.

Merrybp's Review

December 29, 2012
These are fabulous. You may also want to try stuffing the shrimp with horseradish, wrap with bacon and brush with BBQ sauce.......YUMMY!

onyourmach's Review

March 05, 2010
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.

LindaThiel's Review

December 20, 2009
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.

wendy37's Review

December 01, 2009
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.

Shantal's Review

November 28, 2009
I made these for a dinner party, and they were a hit, everyone really liked them. I brushed them with garlic butter instead of bbq sauce and they turned out great!

love2coooook's Review

November 10, 2009
delicious! Quick and easy prep, but looks and tastes gourmet. Will definitely do again, although next time I will try with prosciutto as other reviewers have recommended.

ButtonsH's Review

November 05, 2009
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!

cjmelt76's Review

October 17, 2009
I've made these too many times to count, and they are always delicious! I use Morningstar soy bacon to lighten the recipe and serve with Luau BBQ sauce.

tcopeland68's Review

August 26, 2009
I made this for a girl's night and they were a huge hit. They all wanted the recipe. I took the advice of one of the reviewers and used proscuitto. It made the shrimp more costly, but worth it!