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Eat Like a Fan: BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Jumbo Shrimp Recipe

For game-time snacks or tailgating get-togethers

Everyone likes bacon, right? Well, here’s a new way to ingest it and make you look much fancier than you actually are. These can be served as hors d’oeuvres for a romantic dinner at home or on a paper plate to be devoured in sweatpants alone on the couch. (Probably the latter.) Add BBQ sauce and jalapeño peppers to taste and enjoy the fruits of your labor — which should take about 20 minutes from start to finish. Here’s the recipe for BBQ bacon-wrapped jumbo shrimp:


Step One | Pregame Prep

1. Preheat oven to 400°F
2. Place rack over large foil-lined baking sheet


Step Two | Makin’ Bacon

1. Arrange uncooked bacon on rack
2. Bake bacon about 8 minutes, until partially cooked but still pliable
3. Drain bacon on paper towel-lined plate


Step Three | BBQ Time

1. Combine barbecue sauce and olive oil in medium bowl
2. Add jumbo shrimp to bowl
3. Coat jumbo shrimp in barbecue sauce


Step Four | Wrapper’s Delight

1. Wrap each jumbo shrimp with a half-piece of bacon
2. Arrange bacon-wrapped shrimp on rack
3. Bake 10 minutes — until shrimp are cooked and bacon is crisp


Step Five | Overtime Options

1. Run toothpick through shrimp
2. Slather in barbecue sauce
3. Add fresh jalapeño 


    24    Jumbo shrimp — peeled and deveined, tails on
    12    Bacon slices — cut into halves crosswise
    6    Tablespoons barbecue sauce
    2    Tablespoons olive oil
    1    Jalapeño — sliced to garnish (optional)


Baking sheet, Baking rack, Medium bowl, Toothpicks

—Recipe by Laraine Perri 

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