Bacon-Wrapped Buffalo Shrimp Cocktail

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 32 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 12 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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10 bacon slices

2 pounds peeled, deveined tail-on jumbo shrimp (called U-15 in chef-speak)

1/2 cup Louisiana hot sauce (not Tabasco)

3/4 cup blue cheese dressing

4 ribs celery, cut into sticks

1 lemon, cut into 6 wedges

Equipment: 30 wooden toothpicks


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Arrange the bacon on baking sheet and bake until half-cooked, about 6 minutes. Let cool and cut each slice into thirds. Reserve the baking sheet¿don¿t drain the fat.
  3. Stretch 1/3 of a bacon slice tightly around the center of each shrimp, and secure with a toothpick. Arrange the shrimp on the reserved baking sheet and bake until just cooked through and the bacon is crispy, about 6 minutes more. Immediately transfer the shrimp to a bowl and gently toss with the hot sauce.
  4. To serve, pour the blue cheese dressing in a bowl and place in the center of a serving platter, surrounded by the shrimp, celery sticks, and lemon wedges.