Of all shrimp and bacon appetizers this is my favorite. Skewered shrimp and bacon glazed with bbq sauce. Super easy and extremely flavorful.
It is very important that you use deveined shrimp meaning that the black vein that runs down the shrimp’s back is removed. This is their intestine and is gritty and tastes bad.
If you are using wooden skewers it is necessary to soak them before you thread them or they will burn.
This recipe can be made on the grill or in a pan. Of course, if you grill them you will get that extra smoky flavor that will make them special. Whichever method you decide to use remember that shrimp cooks very quickly and your meal will be ready within minutes.
This is what you need for this delicious shrimp and bacon appetizer:
Cut bamboo skewers in half and soak them for at least 30 minutes.
Thread the shrimp and bacon on the skewer.
If grilling, cook these in indirect heat. If using a gas grill turn off half of the burners and place the shrimp on the unlit side. If cooking on a charcoal grill, pile the hot coals on one side and place the skewers on the side with no coals.
If cooking on a griddle or skillet, lightly oil pan and heat. Place the skewers on the pan and cook until shrimp starts getting pink – about 4 minutes. Flip and brush with bbq sauce. Cook for another 3 to 4 minutes, flip again and brush one more time.
Remove from heat and serve. Enjoy!