I love a good shrimp recipe, but a bacon-wrapped shrimp recipe? Sign me up! This bacon wrapped shrimp with maple butter is so easy to prepare, but bursting with flavor. Fresh shrimp are seasoned, wrapped with center cut bacon, and roasted to perfection. To serve, they are drizzled with a delicious combination of maple syrup and butter. What could be better?
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Keyword bacon, shrimp
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
8slicescenter cut bacon
optional: herbs for garnish
Tip: soak your wooden skewers in water for about 30 minutes prior to cooking to avoid burning (notice, I didn't do that here!)
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Pat the shrimp dry.
Combine the paprika, onion powder, ground mustard, and salt.
Season the shrimp with the spices.
To wrap 24 pieces of shrimp (typical for one pound of large 20-24 count shrimp): cut each bacon slice into 3rds. To wrap more or less shrimp, cut your bacon smaller, or larger, respectively.
Wrap each shrimp with a cut piece of bacon, and secure with the skewer; keep the bacon in place around the shrimp by using the skewer.
Skewer equal amounts of wrapped shrimp onto each skewer.
Line a baking sheet with foil, and lay the skewers on top.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Turn the oven to broil, and broil for 2 minutes. Flip, and broil for another 2 minutes,
Combine the maple syrup and the butter in a small bowl. Microwave to melt the butter.
Plate the shrimp and pour the maple butter on top.