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Bacon wrapped jalapeno shrimp

DavidRDavidR Posts: 178
edited 4:56PM in EggHead Forum
I got an appetite for some shrimp brochette this weekend. I'd like to butterfly some jumbo shrimp, insert a sliver of jalapeno inside the shrimp and wrap it with bacon, and then sprinkle them with some blackened redfish seasoning. They turned out great when I was using my wife's gas grill a long, long time ago. [p]I would love to try them on the egg, but I'm a little fuzzy on what temp to cook them, and for how long. I'll be using a fish basket, so it'll be easy to turn them over. I want to get the bacon crisp without turning the shrimp into rubber.[p]I'm also wondering if it's best to use an elevated grid. Any help would be really appreciated.

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  • ShelbyShelby Posts: 803
    DavidR,
    Man after my taste buds. I haven't cooked them in a while though.
    Here's what I do: rather than use a fish basket, get some small wooden skewers. Soak them in water while you are putting them together. Then use 2 skewers..one at the tail, one at the head end. This makes it easier to flip and control. Each skewer should hold about 5 shrimp.
    I cook mine direct at about 300*, flipping at about 5 minutes or when the bacon is done.
    Good eating!

  • Shelby,
    I precook the bacon about halfway before wrapping it around the shrimp and this works great. Gets crispy by the time the shrimp are done. Skewers are the way to go. I also put a narrow piece of cheese in with the jalapeno, such as mozzarella or whatever else I have. Delish!

  • DavidRDavidR Posts: 178
    Barbara,[p]Thanks for the tip! Do you also cook at 300*, and for how long?

  • DavidR,
    I have cooked mine at 325-350 for 3-4 minutes each side. Then dip them in clarified (or not) butter mixed with a bit of fresh lime juice (to taste). If you have fresh tortillas to enjoy along with these you will be in heaven. Think I'll make some this weekend too!

  • DavidR,
    Nearly forgot! Try a small chunk of jack cheese or pepper jack along in the shrimp along with the slice of jalapeno. The mozz. will work but is not as full flavored. Good luck!

  • DavidRDavidR Posts: 178
    Barbara,[p]Well, it just so happens that the local HEB churns out freshly made tortillas everyday. They are still warm in the bag by the time I get them home.[p]Looks like we both are gonna taste heaven this weekend, huh? :)

  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,247
    DavidR,
    Where do you live? Sounds like it may be Texas. HEB is a Texas store.[p]Spring Chicken
    Spring Texas USA

  • DavidRDavidR Posts: 178
    Spring Chicken,[p]I'm the same dude that talked to ya a few weeks back, saying that I was from Stafford on I-59. Remember that I told you that I'm married to Lady Q'r, and that you and her had emailed each other?[p]That short-term memory gets tricky when you get old, don't it? ;P

  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,247
    DavidR,
    Tell me about it. We are supposed to get wiser as we age, but they didn't say anything about losing our memory or being plum stupid. Sorry about that. It will catch up to me one of these days. Should have already because I have a nephew named David Ranlett. I should be able to remember that much and connect the dots. I promise I will keep my brain in a higher gear from now on.[p]Spring Chicken

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