Bacon Hugged Shrimp With Basil-Garlic Stuffing

Total Time
18mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins

A sweet 'n' savory appetizer, fantastic for parties, potlucks, and midnight snacks. Savory bacon hugs sweet and tender shrimp, hence the name. Basil, garlic and parmesan pack a flavorful punch, and the sweet and tangy sauce is a wonderful accompaniment.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails on. Butterfly shrimp by cutting a slit along the back and gently pressing open.
  3. Combine basil, parmesan, and garlic in a small bowl. Place basil mixture evenly in shrimp openings; pressing shrimp closed.
  4. Cook bacon over medium heat until partially cooked. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Wrap each shrimp with 1 slice bacon, and place on greased baking sheet.
  6. Mix sauce ingredients in a small bowl and microwave for 60 seconds.
  7. Brush sauce over shrimp, and bake 8 to 9 minutes.