Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 20 mins

A rumaki for those who hate liver! Soy marinated, bacon wrapped, shrimp and water chestnut bundles... Use them as an appetizer or main course with rice and a veggie stir fry.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the soya sauce, sherry and ginger, then marinate the shrimp in for 2-3 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Turn occasionally.
  3. Partially cook the bacon until limp but NOT crispy.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  5. For each one, wrap the bacon around a shrimp and a slice of water chestnut.
  6. Secure with a toothpick.
  7. Arrange the shrimp on a rack in a large shallow roasting pan.
  8. Bake uncovered for 10 minutes, basting once or twice with the marinade.
  9. Turn shrimp and bake another 10 minutes or until the bacon is nicely browned, basting several times.


Most Helpful

Sherri, I made this for a Sunday evening dinner. I have had the rumaki with chicken liver, but I prefer this one. I love shrimp, and this was so good. I made it exactly as you directed, but I didn't have sweet sherry, so I substituted white wine. I thought it turned out wonderful, and I guess my guests did too, as they all disappeared. It is a very good recipe, and I will be using this one again. Thanks for sharing.

Miss Annie August 05, 2002

I have been making these for years. They are called Angels on Horseback as opposed to Devils on Horseback, which is the liver version. And rumaki too of course. I use light soy sauce, about 1/2 cup, the sweet sherry and a tbsp of rice wine vinegar for the marinade. I find ginger overpowers the recipe. My H loves this stuff! Thanks

Ivy Food Sleuth January 21, 2009

These are quite good, and the bacon gives the shrimp a pleasant smoky flavor. The only drawback, is that next time I prepare this I will cut down on the ratio of soy sauce (as well as using a low-sodium type), as they turned out a bit salty. Also, only about half the amount of marinade is really required to prepare this recipe. I cut it down to half and it was sufficient. I will be using this recipe again- I think these are great for holiday parties, and are very easy to make! Thanks for posting!

Sue Lau December 27, 2003

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