Bacon Fried Shrimp with Pepper Jack Cheese

Bacon Fried Shrimp

The Best Bacon Fried Shrimp

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.

Bacon Fried Shrimp

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.

Bacon Fried Shrimp Ingredients:

1 doz. Jumbo Shrimp, pealed and deveined
1 pkg Bacon, thinly sliced

Spicy Mayo Dipping Sauce
1/4 cup Mayo
1 tbsp Ketchup
1 tsp Worcestershire
1 tsp Sriracha
1/2 tsp Horse Radish
1 pinch of Dill

Cook your Bacon Fried Shrimp in 1/2 inch of Canola oil and fry for 5 minutes on each side, then serve.

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Texas Style Beef Brisket with Rub Recipe

Beef Brisket

The Best Beef Brisket

This Texas Style Beef Brisket is a winner.  It’s a one in a million recipe that’s just going to knock your socks off and impress anyone you’ve invited over for dinner or Football Sunday.  It’s got just the right spice and it is balanced so beautifully.  And, believe it or not, you don’t even need a smoker to pull this off, either.  I show you how to make this Brisket in just 7 hours of roast time, in your oven no less, and you’re going to be absolutely amazed with the results because it’s juicy, tender and packed with more flavor than your pallet can handle.

Beef Brisket

Beef Brisket Bark

These days, It’s all about the “Bark!”  A great Beef Brisket usually has that tender and juicy middle with a nice black bark tone to the outside.  Well, in order to achieve that color, it has to be smoked.  It’s just a natural part of the process but the problem is, I don’t own a smoker and a lot of you folks don’t either.  So a great alternative is using Smoked Paprika in the rub.  Doing that can help you achieve the same great taste but in a conventional oven.  And the best part is you will get a fantastic red toned bark that looks phenomenal.  So trust me when I say that this Texas Style Beef Brisket will win you and anyone over if you follow my instructions in the video below.  I mean, just look at this Brisket SQUISH!

Also be sure to look into the two rib recipes I’ve included at the end of this video recipe.  One of them is P.F. Chang’s Barbecue Spare Ribs and the other is a real simple Oven Roasted Rib recipe that will just blow your mind.  Both are fall off the bone tender.

Beef Brisket with Rub Ingredients:

1 Beef Brisket, trimmed (8 to 12 lbs)

Brisket Rub
1/2 cup Smoked Paprika
2 tbsp Kosher Salt
2 tbsp Black Pepper
2 tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp Chili Powder
1 tbsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Onion Powder

Bake at 220 degrees Fahrenheit for 6 1/2 to 7 hours. Internal Beef Brisket temp should be between 190 to 200 degrees Fahrenheit at your personal preference.

Garlic Crusted Rack of Lamb

Rack of Lamb

The Best Rack of Lamb

This Garlic Crusted Rack of Lamb is really amazing.  The “ooh and ah” effect is perfect and the taste of each bite is incredible.  In my opinion, this recipe should go down in history as a holiday favorite for everyone, because it’s simply that good.  I’ve had Lamb in Indian Restaurants, Steak Houses and homemade Mutton Stew, when I lived on the Reservation.  But I can tell you, with this recipe, that it is hands down the best and you really couldn’t ask for a better tasting Rack of Lamb.

Rack of Lamb

How I make this Rack of Lamb

I’ve designed this recipe with the best of two worlds, combining both the Garlic and Rosemary recipe with a Honey Dijon Mustard Glaze with a hint of Horseradish.  This way you’ve through and through flavor that penetrates the lamb after the sear as it roasts in the oven.  Believe it or not, total prep and cook time only takes 15 to 20 minutes and this dish can be served for Christmas, Easter or any run of the week dinner.  Just be sure, if it’s date night, that you make him or her think you slaved for hours on this dish so that you’re truly appreciated.

Be sure to check out my other Lamb recipes; Lamb Chops & my Mint Panko Rack of Lamb.  Both recipes are, as always, incredible.

Garlic Crusted Rack of Lamb Ingredients:

1 Rack of Lamb, 2 to 3 lbs
Kosher Salt and Pepper on all sides of the lamb
2 tbsp of Butter, for searing

Marinade Mix
1 tbsp Honey
1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 tbsp Horseradish

Topping
4 Garlic Cloves, sliced
2 stems of fresh Rosemary leaves

Sear with butter over medium heat for approximately 2 minutes on each side of the rack of lamb.  Add and brush the Honey Dijon Mustard marinade mix on the top of the lamb meat, then add the Garlic and Rosemary leaves.  Bake at 450 degrees f. for 10 minutes and serve this Garlic Crusted Rack of Lamb with your favorite sides.