Basil Stuffed Shrimp Wrapped with Bacon

Basil Stuffed Shrimp Wrapped with Bacon

How much “yum” can you pack into one bite?  Plenty, with this sweet and smoky appetizer.

Basil Stuffed Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp crushed
    red pepper
  • 1 lb large shrimp
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1½ Tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 16 pieces bacon, thinly sliced

Preparation  Serves 8 as an appetizer 

Preheat oven to 400°F. 

Mix olive oil and crushed red pepper in small bowl and set aside. 

Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails on. Butterfly shrimp by cutting a slit along the back and gently pressing open.

Combine basil, Parmesan and garlic in a small bowl. Place basil mixture evenly in shrimp openings;
press shrimp closed.

Cook bacon over medium heat until partially cooked. Drain on paper towels.

Wrap each shrimp with 1 slice bacon, and place on greased baking sheet.

Brush infused olive oil over shrimp and bake for 8 to 9 minutes.


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David Toogood

Very nice. Makes a beautiful presentation.


Sounds and looks sooooo good! Can’t wait to make some. Thanks!