Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Basil Garlic Stuffing

January 29, 2020

The bacon and barbecue sauce creates a savory and sweet shrimp appetizer.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 16 appetizer servings


1 lb large shrimp

1/3 cup chopped fresh basil

1 1/2 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese

2 garlic cloves, minced

16 pieces thinly sliced bacon

1/2 cup prepared fruit based barbecue sauce


1Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails on. Butterfly shrimp by cutting a slit along the back and gently pressing open.

2Combine basil, Parmesan, and garlic in a small bowl. Place basil mixture evenly in shrimp openings; press shrimp closed.

3Cook bacon over medium heat until partially cooked. Drain on paper towels.

4Wrap each shrimp with 1 slice bacon, and place on greased baking sheet. Brush barbecue sauce over shrimp, and bake at 400° for 8 to 9 minutes.

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