Abuelo Mexican Restaurant's Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Shrimp - For Appetizer, Main Course or Fajitas

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"Bacon-wrapped succulent shrimp stuffed with fresh jalapeno slivers and blended cheeses, these shrimp are grilled on skewers. They can be prepared as Fajitas, adding shredded Cheddar and Jack cheese, salsa, guacamole, and sour cream in fresh tortillas, but I have also made them to have with Mexican rice and Mexi-corn or Mexican Street Corn, and have also made them as appetizers. No matter how I have served them, they are amazing!"

Original recipe yields 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (261.3 g)
  • Calories 322.9
  • Total Fat - 15.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6 g
  • Cholesterol - 252.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1534.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.6 g
  • Sugars - 1 g
  • Protein - 38.6 g
  • Calcium - 293.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 38 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Shrimp Preparation: Using gloved hands and a cutting board slice open or “butterfly” the belly of the shrimp being careful to not cut all the way through the shrimp.

Step 2

Insert jalapeno sliver into butterfly of shrimp pushing it into tail section for skewering.

Step 3

Stuff 1/4 ounce mixed cheese into each shrimp

Step 4

Press shrimp closed.

Step 5

Using one slice of bacon, place bacon strip across bottom half of shrimp, and then wind remaining bacon around shrimp toward the tail. Overlap bacon slightly covering entire shrimp.

Step 6

Repeat steps for remaining shrimp, putting 3 shrimp on a skewer.

Step 7

Discard all remaining cheese after all shrimp is prepped and skewered.

Step 8

Shrimp Cooking Procedure: Lightly season both sides of skewers with salt and pepper.

Step 9

Place on a clean grill, over medium heat, and grill for approximately 4 minutes.

Step 10

Turn skewer, and continue cooking an additional 3-4 minutes being careful to cook bacon completely.

Tips & Variations

  • 1 skewer, 10 inch



So simple to throw together and just delicious! Can't wait to have them again. What a great recipe and easy too!

review by:
(1 May 2022)


Simple to prepare and great with lemon and butter brown rice with peas. Great combo!

(13 Oct 2021)


Made these for New Years with the family over. Delicious shrimp that flew off the table. So yummy and flavor packed!

review by:
(7 Jan 2020)

Jo And Mert

I deseeded the pepper, before slicing, so it wouldn't be too hot for us, and they were delicious! I served Mexican rice on the side. We enjoyed them so much!

review by:
(15 Sep 2019)

Shar Pei

Super delicious lunch!

review by:
(25 Jun 2019)


These are so good baked. I cooked my bacon a little before starting to make these so they would crisp up when baking. Worked out well for me. Everyone enjoyed them very much!

review by:
(5 Feb 2019)