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Barbecue Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp w/ Basil Stuffing: Date Added: 27 Jul 2011
Listed in: Appetizers & Snacks

32 fresh shrimp in shells, OR frozen shrimp

Basil Stuffing:
16 slices Bacon, cut in half
32 leaves basil, coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 - 1 cup bottled barbecue sauce

Cooking Instructions

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves 6 (appetizer).

1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Remove shells from shrimp, leaving tails. Butterfly each shrimp by cutting a slit along its back; remove vein. Rinse shrimp and pat dry with paper towels.
2. For stuffing, combine basil, Parmesan cheese, and garlic in small bowl. Place stuffing in slits. Leaving tail exposed, wrap each shrimp with half-slice of bacon, tucking in ends.
3. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Place shrimp on baking sheet with tails pointing up. Bake until shrimp turn opaque, about 14 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
4. Dip shrimp into barbecue sauce and place on grill until sauce caramelizes or return to baking sheet and bake until sauce is caramelized, about 3 minutes.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories: 155 calories; Protein: 12 grams; Fat: 9 grams; Sodium: 601 milligrams; Cholesterol: 72 milligrams; Saturated Fat: 3 grams; Carbohydrates: 5 grams; Fiber: 1 grams

Recipe courtesy of Chris Lilly at Bib Bob Gibson's

Recipe and photo used with permission by the National Pork Board. For more information about pork, visit

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