Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Bacon makes everything better, and this shrimp are no exception. One easy way to make this appetizer recipe even more flavorful is to marinate the shrimp before wrapping and cooking them.

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
40 mins
Marinate Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
24 skewers


  • 24 fresh or frozen large shrimp in shells (2 lb.)

  • 1 large lemon

  • ½ - 2 teaspoon Asian chili-garlic sauce

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped green onions

  • 2 teaspoon Asian chili-garlic sauce

  • 8 slices bacon, cut in thirds crosswise


  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact if desired. Rinse shrimp; pat dry. Place in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Remove 1 tsp. zest and squeeze 3 Tbsp. juice from lemon. For marinade, combine lemon zest, 2 Tbsp. lemon juice, 1 tsp. chili-garlic sauce, and 1/4 tsp. of the salt. Pour marinade over shrimp. Seal bag; turn to coat shrimp. Marinate at room temperature 15 minutes, turning bag once.

  2. Meanwhile, for sauce, in a small bowl combine remaining 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, remaining 1/4 tsp. salt, the mayonnaise, green onions, and 2 tsp. chili-garlic sauce. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

  3. Preheat broiler. Drain shrimp; discard marinade. Wrap each shrimp in a piece of bacon, securing bacon by skewering shrimp with metal skewers (neck to tail in a half-moon).

  4. Place shrimp on rack of a broiler pan. Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat 7 to 9 minutes or until shrimp are opaque and bacon is crisp, turning twice. Serve shrimp with sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

264 Calories
14g Fat
1g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 264
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 259mg 86%
Sodium 584mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 1.6mg 8%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 463mg 10%
Folate, total 2.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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