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BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with Basil Stuffing
Source: National Pork Board

A flavorful shrimp appetizer.

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

Nutrition Facts

Makes 6 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 149.2
Total Carbs 3.7 g
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
Sugars 0.0 g
Total Fat 9.0 g
Saturated Fat 3.6 g
Unsaturated Fat 0.2 g
Potassium 521.2 mg
Protein 12.9 g
Sodium 627.9 mg
Dietary Exchanges
2 Fat , 1/2 Other Carbs , 1 1/2 Lean Meat
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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30 each  large raw shrimp
16 each  Bacon, cured, lower sodium
0 3/4 cup  Sauce, barbecue

Basil Stuffing
32 each  fresh basil leaves
2 tsp  grated Parmesan cheese
2 each  medium garlic cloves
  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Remove shells from shrimp, leaving tails. Butterfly each shrimp by cutting a slit along its back; remove vein. Rinse shrimp and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. For stuffing, combine basil, Parmesan cheese, and garlic in small bowl.
  3. Place stuffing in slits.
  4. Leaving tail exposed, wrap each shrimp with half-slice of bacon, tucking in ends.
  5. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  6. Place shrimp on baking sheet with tails pointing up. Bake until shrimp turn opaque, about 14 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  7. Dip shrimp into barbecue sauce and place on grill until sauce caramelizes or return to baking sheet and bake until sauce is caramelized, about 3 minutes.

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