Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp
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Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Pampano

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Bacon-wrapped shrimp gets a quick and easy Latin-inspired twist with a smoky chipotle sauce and a garnish of grilled pineapple coins and avocado balls. Bacon makes just about anything better, but it really infuses the shrimp with a richness that is second to none.

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Ingredients

  • One 12-ounce package Applewood bacon
  • 20  jumbo or U-15 shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • small pineapple
  • 1/2  Cup  tomato paste
  • chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 2  Cups  tomato juice
  • cloves garlic
  • 1/4  yellow onion
  • 1  Teaspoon  kosher salt
  • ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1  Tablespoon  soybean oil

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Cut the bacon strips in half. Wrap each shrimp with a half slice of bacon. Set aside. Clean the pineapple and cut into ¼-inch slices from top to bottom.
Preheat the grill over medium heat. Grill the pineapple slices on both sides just until they obtain grill marks and let them cool.

Combine the tomato paste, chipotle peppers, tomato juice, garlic, onion, and salt in a blender and blend completely. With a small, round cookie cutter, cut the pineapple into circles. Set aside. With a melon baller, scoop out avocado balls. Set aside.

Heat the oil in a skillet over high heat and cook the bacon-wrapped shrimp for 1 minute. Flip and finish cooking the shrimp in the oven until cooked through the center, about 3 minutes.

In the center of a plate, spread the chipotle sauce. Remove the shrimp from the oven and arrange on the plate. Garnish with the grilled pineapple circles and avocado balls.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
19µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
36mg
48%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
17mg
2%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
3µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
11mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
21mg
3%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
321mg
21%
Water
114g
4%

Bacon-Wrapped Shopping Tip

Stocking up on no-cook items like cheese, nuts, olives, crackers, and dips will cut down on prep time and help ensure you have enough food for any unexpected guests.

Bacon-Wrapped Cooking Tip

When preparing appetizers try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.