Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewers


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These Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewers take the perfect combination that is shrimp and bacon and take it to the next level! 

 

This recipe is made with tender, perfectly spiced shrimp that’s wrapped in crispy bacon then doused in a sweet and spicy maple bourbon glaze. These skewers are quick to cook and absolutely delicious!

 

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Prep the Shrimp for Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewers

 

So, we start our shrimp skewers with three pounds of large shrimp. Make sure they’re peeled and deveined before proceeding with the recipe. You can buy already prepped shrimp or do this yourself. 

 

The key to our Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewers, the Buffalo Trace.

 

First, we season of course! Add all of the shrimp to a large bowl, drizzle with oil, and sprinkle with the BBQ seasoning of your choice. I highly recommend my Maple Bourbon Seasoning because it ties in the sweet and spicy flavors in the maple bourbon glaze perfectly! Next, stir gently to coat the shrimp entirely because we want flavor on every piece. 

 

Bacon-Wrap Those Shrimp Skewers

 

So, now we wrap the shrimp in bacon! I use half a slice of thick-cut bacon for each piece of shrimp, but you can certainly go even smaller if needed. Wrap each shrimp tightly with bacon, then add each bacon wrapped piece of shrimp to your skewers to hold the bacon in place. I recommend using two-prong skewers or two separate skewers because it will help keep the bacon more secure as the shrimp cooks.

 

Next, set the prepped bacon wrapped shrimp skewers aside so you can prep your maple bourbon glaze.

 

For more bacon wrapped goodness, check out my Chicken Bacon Ranch Sausage SkewersBacon Wrapped Honey Cajun Pork Tenderloin and Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Cheese Fatty.

 

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewers getting placed on the grill.

 

Maple Bourbon Glaze For Our Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewers

 

Next up, our maple bourbon glaze.

 

 Buffalo Trace, butter, maple syrup and hot sauce all melting together for our glaze.

 

First, preheat your grill for two-zone indirect cooking at medium-high heat at around 350ºF. Add a basting cast-iron skillet to the grill to preheat directly over the flames. Pour in the Buffalo Trace Bourbon and allow that to simmer for 2-3 minutes. Next, add in the unsalted butter, maple syrup, and hot sauce. Use as much or as little hot sauce as you like, depending on your spice preferences. 

 

Let the maple bourbon glaze simmer for one more minute, then pull the skillet off of the grill so the glaze can cool. 

 

This maple bourbon glaze is exactly what bacon wrapped shrimp skewers need! 

 

For more with Maple Bourbon, check out my Maple Bourbon Smoked SalmonBBQ Maple Bourbon Ribs and Spicy Maple Bourbon Candied Bacon.

 

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewers after the first flip.

 

Time to Cook!

 

Next, we grill our bacon wrapped shrimp skewers. Add the skewers to the cooler side of the grill and cook first for 3-4 minutes. Next, flip the skewers and baste the shrimp with the maple bourbon glaze to add more moisture and flavor. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until the shrimp is opaque and the bacon is cooked and crispy. 

 

Be careful to not over-cook the shrimp. Overdone shrimp is tough and chewy, and no one likes tough and chewy shrimp! Don’t worry, though. Basting the shrimp with the maple bourbon glaze helps immensely to prevent it from drying out! 

 

The shrimp after being garnished.

 

Serve Your Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewers

 

And the moment we’ve all been waiting for…The part where you get to eat the bacon wrapped shrimp skewers! First, pull the skewers off the grill and allow them to rest for a minute or two to give the flavor and moisture time to settle into the shrimp.

 

Next, garnish with chopped chives and serve!

 

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewers up close and ready to eat!

 

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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewers
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewers are deliciousness, wrapped in bacon... Bacon wrapped deliciousness!

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewers
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 1532 kcal
Author: Derek Wolf
Ingredients
Shrimp:
  • 3 lbs Large Shrimp peeled & deveined
  • 2 lbs Sliced Bacon cut in half
  • ½ cup Maple Bourbon Seasoning or your favorite bbq seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Canola Oil
  • Chopped Chives for garnish
Maple Bourbon Glaze:
  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter
  • ¼ cup Maple Syrup
  • 1.5 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon
  • 1 tbsp Hot Sauce
Instructions
  1. Begin by adding all the shrimp to a large food safe bowl and lathering with oil. Season generously with Maple Bourbon or your favorite BBQ seasoning. Next, wrap each shrimp with half slices of bacon (go even smaller on the bacon if needed) and add to your skewers. I recommend using two prong skewers or two skewers as it will keep them more secure. Add all the shrimp to the skewers then set aside until ready to cook.
  2. Preheat your grill for two zone indirect cooking at medium high heat temperature (around 350F).
  3. Add a basting cast iron skillet over the flames to preheat. Add your Buffalo Trace Bourbon to simmer for 2-3 minutes, then add the rest of the Maple Bourbon Glaze ingredients to melt. Let simmer for 1 more minute, then pull off and let cool.
  4. Once the butter is done, pull off and add your shrimp to the cool side of the grill to cook for 3-4 minutes per side. Once you flip the first time, begin carefully basting with the Maple Bourbon Glaze. When the shrimp are done, pull off and rest for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Garnish the shrimp with chopped chives, serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1532 Calories from Fat 1107
% Daily Value*
Fat 123g189%
Saturated Fat 46g288%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 18g
Monounsaturated Fat 50g
Cholesterol 639mg213%
Sodium 3518mg153%
Potassium 890mg25%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 75g150%
Vitamin A 1411IU28%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 224mg22%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not dietitians or nutritionist. Nutritional information on overthefirecooking.com comes from online calculators. While we attempt to make this information accurate, it should only been viewed as an estimate.

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