When I first had Bacon Fried Shrimp, all I could do was melt into myself with pleasure. I remember my head tilting back with my eyes closed as that bacon and shrimp exploded with flavor with each bite. Oh… and did I mention the Pepper Jack Cheese? Wow! Each one of these prawns is stuffed with cheese before they’re wrapped with an entire piece of bacon, then they are each seasoned with black ground pepper before they’re fried to perfection.
Grilling Bacon Fried Shrimp
Obviously this recipe is called, “Bacon Fried Shrimp” but don’t let that discourage you from taking these pork prawns to the grill. These are perfect for barbecue’s and parties. Technically you could even bake them if you’re little heart ever so desired. It doesn’t really matter. Just make sure, like any pork product, it’s cooked thoroughly and all the way through. Oh, and just for kicks, I whipped up a Spicy Mayo Dipping Sauce I really think you’re going to like. It really compliments the pa-pa-POW of the Shrimp!
Also, if you like this Bacon Fried Shrimp recipe, be sure to check out some of my other Prawn recipes like, Thai Red Curry Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi and Firecracker Shrimp, which is a lot like Bang bang shrimp if you’ve ever heard of it. I have a huge list of other Shrimp recipes if you want to seek them out or look up my Shrimp Recipes playlist on YouTube. These were just some of the ones I posted with this video. So be sure to check them out.
This Thai Red Curry Shrimp recipe was just the thing I needed to film this week. With Independence day just around the corner, I thought a spin on the traditional “Shrimp on the Barbee” was in order. Though I pan fry in this video recipe, there’s no reason why you couldn’t take these straight to the grill after the Prawns are marinated.
I lucked out at the super market when I found these whole jumbo shrimp with heads. That’s not normally how I buy them. But they give that Awe and Wow effect when they’re served this way. And just so you know, you don’t have to have whole jumbo’s . Just use what you’ve got and what’s available.
Also, if curry and/or spicy shrimp recipes are you’re thing, you might want to check out the Curry Chicken Salad and the Firecracker Shrimp recipes I’ve listed below!
Some believe Shrimp Scampi is all about the Sauce. Rubbish! It’s all about the Shrimp, just cooked Scampi style. In fact for me personally, I only use enough Sauce to flavor the shrimp with almost nothing left over. In my opinion, the only reason to have extra sauce is to add it to your Pasta, and that’s fine. I like it that way too. I’m just saying that there’s no need for a bunch of extra sauce that’s more or less going to be wasted once the Shrimp have all been eaten. So I would recommend, if you are going to make extra Scampi Sauce, that you add it to the Pasta. Preferably a thinner noodle like Angel Hair, Vermicelli or Thin Spaghetti. But you decide, it’s your kitchen. I like to use Angel Hair Pasta and toss it with scallions, bell peppers and fresh flat leaf parsley. That’s the proper way to serve Shrimp Scampi!
If you are looking for other Pasta Recipes I’ve got an entire assortment listed HERE! And if you want more Seafood Recipes I have them listed HERE!
Shrimp Scampi Ingredients:
1 lbs Shrimp, pealed and deveined
2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
1 tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
1/4 cup White Wine (optional)
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
Salt, Pepper and Paprika to taste
Follow the instructions in the video tutorial and enjoy this Shrimp Scampi recipe.