Abuelo Mexican Restaurant's Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Shrimp - For Appetizer, Main Course or Fajitas
January 20, 2014
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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!"
- 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
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.
Insert jalapeno sliver into butterfly of shrimp pushing it into tail section for skewering.
Stuff 1/4 ounce mixed cheese into each shrimp
Press shrimp closed.
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.
Repeat steps for remaining shrimp, putting 3 shrimp on a skewer.
Discard all remaining cheese after all shrimp is prepped and skewered.
Shrimp Cooking Procedure: Lightly season both sides of skewers with salt and pepper.
Place on a clean grill, over medium heat, and grill for approximately 4 minutes.
Turn skewer, and continue cooking an additional 3-4 minutes being careful to cook bacon completely.
Tips & Variations
- 1 skewer, 10 inch