Sunday, March 31, 2013

Shrimpies in a Blanket!

My time management skills tend to be mediocre at best. I always seem to think I can squeeze an extraordinary amount of things in the hour that I know it takes me to shower, get ready, and do my hair. But somehow I always think this time I'll be able to make an appetizer, clean up the kitchen, shower, get ready, and do my hair in that same hour. As you can probably guess, it never quite works out in my favor, or should I say my hair's favor, as that is what most often goes undone.

That is why I'm always in search of the perfect party recipe. I always want to bring something that is super duper impressive, but the problem with impressive party recipes is that they tend to take time and well, time is never on my side. These bacon wrapped shrimp are a great 3 ingredient recipe that will wow party goers. I'm not gonna lie, there is some tediousness in the wrapping, but it goes fairly fast and can be done ahead, even the night before, then refrigerate the shrimp until ready to cook. Easy peasy (even for someone with mediocre time management skills) and yields DELICIOUS results!

If you happen to find yourself with some extra time, then besides being Superwoman and needing to give me some tips, you can add another layer of flavor to these delicious little shrimpies by stuffing them with jalapeno cream cheese.

Shrimps in a Blanket
Makes 30 - 40 shrimps (depending on the size of the shrimp you use)

1 pound raw, peeled, deveined shrimp (bigger is better, but I used medium sized shrimp, 31- 40 a pound count)
1 pound bacon (in this case I do not recommend thick cut)
2 tablespoons honey (I use raw honey)

1 jalapeno, roasted
2 - 3 tablespoons whipped cream cheese

Line a baking sheet with tinfoil, place wire cooling racks on top of baking sheets. Spray racks with nonstick spray. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

If doing the cream cheese version, start by roasting the jalapeno over an open flame on the stove top. Turn often. Once charred, place the jalapeno in a plastic zip lock bag and seal. Once the pepper is cool enough to handle, peel the skin off. Deseed the jalapeno and chop into small pieces, mix with the cream cheese. 

Cut your bacon in thirds, or halves if using very large shrimp. 

(Only if doing the cream cheese version) slice the shrimp like you are butterflying it, place a small amount of jalapeno cream cheese in the sliced shrimp. (For both versions) Wrap each shrimp with a piece of the cut bacon. Place the shrimp on the wire racks with the seam of the wrapped bacon seam side down. 

Bake for 15 minutes. Take shrimp out of the oven and drizzle with honey. Bake for 5 more minutes or until bacon is crispy and shrimp is opaque and cooked. Enjoy! Drizzle with even more honey if feeling frisky! :)

Love, Luck, and Happiness!


  1. Shrimp wrapped in bacon? That looks so amazing and fairly easy to make :)



    Southern (California) Belle

  2. Such a cute title! Shrimpies in a blanket! I love bacon wrapped shrimp. Really, put bacon on anything and it tastes great. I'm also thinking about your custard popover comment. That really sounds good girl! I may have to google it! Have a great night!
    xoxo, Jackie

  3. Yum!! You had me a bacon. I too seem to have similar delusions of grandeur when it comes to time management. In consequence my hair can sometimes air dry into a wavy limp mullet.


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