Some friends and I went to a Taste of Home Cooking school a couple months ago and we witnessed a lot of yummy dishes being prepared. One appetizer in our recipe booklet stuck out to me and I made it over the Thanksgiving holiday. It looked beautiful on the table and is perfect for Holiday get togethers.
Fire level: yellow
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
- 10 bacon strips
- 20 large fresh basil leaves
- 20 uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (I used precooked frozen shrimp and they worked just fine)
- 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
- 1/2 cup finely crumbled goat cheese
STEP 1: Prepare your shrimp
Cut each bacon strip in half widthwise; set aside. Wrap a basil leave around each shrimp. Wrap a piece of bacon around each; secure with a toothpick.
STEP 2: Bake the shrimp
Place all of the shrimp onto a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for around 15 minutes or until bacon is crisp.
STEP 3: Flavor the shrimp
Brush with barbecue sauce; sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 2-4 minutes more or until they are heated through.
If you want to increase the fire level you can buy a spicy barbecue sauce. The presentation of these is beautiful. Spread them out on a nice serving dish and heat up some of the barbecue sauce for dipping. Enjoy!