We all know that everything’s better with bacon, right?  So you just know that bacon wrapped shrimp has to be fantastic, right?

This is a recipe that I’ve adapted from Rachael Ray’s “30 Minute Get Real Meals”  and it is definitely fantastic!  I’ve been making it for quite a few years now and it is a favorite of the “shrimp lovers” in my family.  The marinade is Asian inspired with sesame oil and lime juice with a little bit of red pepper flakes added for some heat (but it’s not too spicy) and it’s super simple to make.

It’s also versatile because it’s great as an appetizer or as a main dish.  If you’re serving this as a main dish, it would be great served over jasmine or basmati rice.

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

  • 2 lbs large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • zest and juice of one lime
  • 2 tsp Montreal grill seasoning
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb bacon
  • sliced green onions (optional)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In a small bowl, combine sesame oil, lime zest and juice, grill seasoning and red pepper flakes.
Add shrimp and toss to combine.  Let marinate for about 10 minutes.
Wrap each shrimp with half a slice of bacon.
Place shrimp on a baking sheet that’s lined with parchment or coated with cooking spray.
Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.  If bacon is not looking crisp after 10 minutes, turn the broiler on and broil for another couple of minutes, until bacon is crispy.
Garnish with lime slices and sliced green onions if desired.
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