View Full Version : chipotle lime bacon wrapped shrimp

04-25-2008, 10:52 AM
12 large, raw, peeled and deveined shrimp
2 Tbsp olive oil
Zest from 1 lime
Juice from one lime (about 2 Tbsp)
1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder (or more to taste)
6 strips thin bacon, cut in half (12 pieces)
Skewers (for grilling) or toothpicks (for oven)

Mix together in a small bowl the lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, and
chipotle powder. Put the shrimp in the lime chipotle mixture; make
sure each piece is well coated.

Spread the bacon pieces out over several layers of paper towels on
a microwave-safe plate. Cover with another layer of paper towel.
Microwave on high until the bacon fat begins to melt but the bacon
is still pliable, about 1 1/2 minutes.

Prepare grill on high, direct heat (if grilling) or preheat the oven to

Working one at a time, wrap a half piece of microwaved bacon around
each piece of shrimp. If you are grilling, thread the shrimp onto long,
flat skewers (flat skewers make turning the shrimp on the grill easier).
If you don't have flat skewers, I've used two thin bamboo skewers
(soaked in water for 30 minutes beforehand) to the same effect. If
you are using the oven, secure each the bacon onto the shrimp with
toothpicks. Place the bacon-wrapped shrimp on a slotted baking pan
(lined with foil inside for easy cleaning). Brush remaining lime chipotle
mixture on the outside of the bacon-wrapped shrimp.

Grill uncovered for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or bake in the oven for
10-14 minutes, until shrimp is pink and the bacon is crisp

05-06-2008, 06:48 AM
Sounds mouth watering......Yum

05-06-2008, 08:10 AM
OMG, I've got to try this one. I think I just drooled on myself reading this. Thanks

05-21-2008, 03:48 PM
For sure gonna try that real soon.

05-22-2008, 08:01 PM
This surely sounds like an awesome recipe, but I have one question...

Do you microwave the bacon for convenience or because it makes it easier to work the bacon around the shrimp? Im only asking because Ive never done it before, and microwaved bacon just dont seem right. Is it possible to slow cook the bacon in a pan and yet still keep it pliable enough to work or no? Just wondering, and thanks for the recipe!

02-10-2009, 03:20 PM
i know im 7 months late to your question but its cuz shrimp doesnt take long to cook and bacon takes longer...also it just depends hw crispy u want your bacon. plus less of a mess to clean up 2 of the bacon grease.

02-10-2009, 05:46 PM
Sounds good thanks for the post when you mean Zest from one lime do you mean all of it or some.I will try this


ghetto dad
02-10-2009, 05:51 PM
And yet, another fine addition for the upcoming book holmes....


02-11-2009, 02:35 AM
And yet, another fine addition for the upcoming book holmes....


yea i'll autograph yours with a special gift :Twisted::ROFL: