Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 20 min
  • Cook: 5 min


Juice of 1 lemon

1 clove garlic, grated

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon fresh thyme

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt

1 pound (about 24) large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact

12 slices bacon, halved


  1. Position a rack 3 to 4 inches from the heat source and preheat the broiler. Whisk the lemon juice, garlic, paprika, thyme, olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a shallow baking dish. Add the shrimp and toss to coat; marinate in the refrigerator, 20 minutes.
  2. Turn the shrimp in the marinade to coat well. One at a time, remove each shrimp and wrap with a piece of bacon; secure with a toothpick if desired. Place seam-side down on a baking sheet. Spoon any remaining marinade over the shrimp. Broil, turning the shrimp once, until the bacon is slightly crisp and the shrimp are cooked through, about 5 minutes.
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8 Reviews


Not sure what the other review's recipe tasted like but we made this for Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit!  All of the shrimp was gone in 10 minutes. The only thing I'd change in this recipe is the cook time - we ended up broiling the bacon and shrimp for 5 minutes on *each* side, (10 min total) instead of 5 min total.  But other than that, the recipe was awesome, we didn't even marinate the shrimp for the full 20 minute and it was very flavorful.  Only reason I'm not giving this recipe 5 stars is because of error in cooking instructions. If the timing was correct on the recipe this would be an easy 5 stars.

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