Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Shrimp Poppers

Cynthia BallardDec 2, '20

THE INGREDIENTS

  • 16 large shrimp (21/30 count), peeled and deveined, tails left on
  • 8 slices bacon, each cut crosswise in half
  • 2 ounces ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cut into 16 sticks
  • 16 pickled jalapeño pepper rings (from a jar)

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT

  • 16 cocktail toothpicks

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Soak the toothpicks in water for at least 30 minutes

2. Butterfly each shrimp by cutting along its curved back from the head end to the tail end, cutting almost all the way through the shrimp. Leave the tail section intact.

3. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350 to 450 degrees F).

4. In a microwave oven on high, cook the bacon until the fat is slightly rendered, 2 to 3 minutes.

5. Place one piece of the cheese and one jalapeno ring inside each butterflied shrimp. Close the shrimp, and then wrap one piece of bacon around each shrimp so that the cheese and the jalapeno are enclosed. Insert a toothpick into the shrimp, pushing it through the exposed end of the bacon strip so that the bacon is held in place and the shrimp is held closed. Grill over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until the shrimp are firm to the touch and just turning opaque at the center and the bacon is crisp, 6 to 8 minutes, turning once. Serve immediately.

 

Source: Weber Grills