Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Monday, March 5, 2012

I live in a houseful of shrimp haters. What is WITH that? Don't these people know what they're missing???? I think I could eat it every day and not tire of it. So even though these weird-o's that I live with won't touch it, that doesn't stop me from cooking it! Nope...not me! I cooked it and ate it ALL! The nice thing about this is that you can make a little or a lot. These would be great appetizers or if you're in the mood for just a little somethin-somethin...then these would be great! Throw a little pasta on the side and you got yourself a meal!!

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Colossal Raw Shrimp - deveined and tails removed
Bacon- cut in half
Cajun Seasoning - 1 teaspoon per 6 - 8 shrimp, adjust to your taste

Decide how many shrimp you're going to need. Rinse and pat dry.

Soak toothpicks in water for about 15 minutes or so.

Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of cajun seasoning over the shrimp and let it hang out for a while.

Cook your bacon until the edges are curly but not cooked all the way through. I put my half pieces on a plate and cooked them in the microwave for about 90 seconds. Just long enough to start to cook them but not all the way. Pat the grease off with a paper towel.

Spray a grill pan with cooking spray and heat over medium heat.

Wrap the partially cooked bacon around a shrimp and secure with a toothpick. I started at the side of a shrimp and poked the toothpick through to the other side so I could flip the shrimp without the toothpick getting in the way.

If you're cooking a larger quantity and want to, you can also put these on a cookie sheet and bake them on 375 for about 10 minutes...turning once...or until the shrimp are pink and the bacon is done to your liking.

I grilled mine for about 3 - 4 minutes per side to ensure everything was cooked through.

I ate mine with barbecue sauce and they were phenomenal!!!!

Here's all you need.

Soak your toothpicks for a few minutes.

Season your shrimp. You could also use bbq 
seasoning if you're not a fan of the cajun kick.

Use half the amount of bacon as shrimp 
then cut the pieces in half to equal the shrimp.

Partially cook your bacon. I did mine in the microwave.

Then wrap the bacon around the shrimp. 
I started wrapping at the side of the 
shrimp so the toothpick would lie flat.

Grill 'em up, baby!!!

Serve and eat!! I'm not kidding...these are outstanding!!!!!