Shrimp and Bacon Appetizers

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:

Serves six to eight
1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp
6 bacon slices – cut into cubes
Homemade BBQ sauce or store bought of your choice

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!

Print the Shrimp, Bacon & BBQ Sauce Skewers Recipe Here

My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • November 20, 2012


    do you use fresh shrimps? should you marinate the shrimp beforehand?

  • November 21, 2012


    Hi Barbara!
    Thank you for stopping by! I do use fresh shrimp and I do not marinate it before I make these. The bacon and BBQ sauce are enough. Thanks again!
    Mary Ann