Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

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By Emily Maxson

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When I was growing up, my family took a few vacations to the Gulf Coast of Florida. Many of the restaurants we went to offered barbecue bacon-wrapped shrimp on their menus. It became a popular entree for members of my family to order. When we returned to Minnesota, my mom would sometimes duplicate it at home for us. After I grew up, I started making it for my own family and it became a favorite for them as well.

When I was following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, I couldn’t use bottled condiments and sauces because of the added sugars and additives, which motivated me to create a barbecue sauce I could use to make these delicious shrimp while adhering to my dietary restrictions. I still prefer this sauce over bottled sauce, but you can use any BBQ sauce you like with this recipe. Enjoy!

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Emily's Fresh Kitchen, Eat Heal Thrive, Barbecue Bacon wrapped shrimp

Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale

2 pounds of 21/25 count raw peeled and deveined shrimp

16 strips of bacon

barbecue sauce

Ingredients for Barbecue Sauce:

1/4 cup olive oil

2 cups chopped onions

2 dates pitted and chopped

4 tsp chopped garlic

1 1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp black pepper

2 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes, no added sugar

1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cut strips of bacon into 3 pieces each.
  3. Place the bacon pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake for 8 minutes.
  5. If using bamboo skewers, soak in warm water for 20-30 minutes before using.
  6. Wrap a piece of bacon around a shrimp and slide on a skewer.
  7. Repeat with remaining shrimp and bacon to make 6 skewers.
  8. Brush each skewer of shrimp with the barbecue sauce on both sides.
  9. Grill over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until bacon is crisp.
  10. Serves 6 as an entree or 12-18 as an appetizer.

Directions for Barbecue Sauce:

  1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, sauté the onions in olive oil for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and dates and sauté for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the salt, cumin, chili powder, and pepper and mix well.
  4. Add Dijon, honey, vinegar, tomatoes, and water.
  5. Bring to a boil and then simmer over low heat for 2-3 hours.
  6. Blend in a blender until smooth.
  7. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days
  • Author: Emily Maxson
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
emily maxson

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Food is my passion. I am inspired by both the art and the science of the culinary world. I enjoy being in my kitchen creating, testing and writing recipes to share with you. I believe that cooking food at home is one of the best things you can do for your health, and it doesn’t have to be complicated.

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Hi everyone! Thank you for visiting Emily’s Fresh Kitchen. I am a trained chef and cookbook author and I love to eat, cook, and think about food. I enjoy working with nutrient-rich foods and creating meals that not only taste good, but assist the body in fighting illness and disease.

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