A fabulous shrimp appetizer to try is this Bacon-Wrapped Buffalo Shrimp. It is a spicy shrimp wrapped in bacon that guys seem to love – it has everything guys like; buffalo sauce, bacon, and heat. Bad news, it is also one of those addictive appetizers that people keep going back for “One more”. It is usually the first appetizer to disappear from the buffet table. Make a lot so you will not run out. Good news, this recipe is that it is considered low-carb!
This version calls for Louisiana Hot Sauce, but you could use whatever hot sauce is your favorite.
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- 24 jumbo raw shrimp (about 2 pounds), peeled, deveined, and tails removed
- 6 to 7 strips of bacon
- 1 cup of Louisiana Hot Sauce (not Tabasco sauce)
- 25 to 30 wooden toothpicks
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Peel and devein the shrimp, remove the tails (if desired).
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange bacon on the sheet. Bake the bacon until half-cooked (about 6 minutes). Remove from oven and let the bacon cool and slice each piece in half and then half the bacon pieces again.
Wrap each bacon slice tightly around the center of each shrimp and secure with a toothpick.
Arrange the shrimp back on baking sheet and bake until the bacon is cooked through and crispy, approximately 6 minutes. The shrimp will have also turned pink.
Once cooked, transfer the shrimp to a large bowl and gently toss with the Louisiana Hot Sauce until each piece is well coated.
To serve arrange shrimp pieces on a serving platter.
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Source: Adapted from George Stella’s Low Carb and Lovin’ It Cooking show on The Food Network.
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