Bacon Wrapped Apricot Shrimp – Yes, please!
I have often said that bacon makes everything better. Combine it with shrimp and how can’t go wrong. But could it get even better? While going through the pantry I came across a jar of apricot jam and the idea to pair with bacon and shrimp popped into my head. It turned out to be a pretty deliciously inspiration and a great appetizer or entrée.
I used large shrimp U-15 so I needed one whole strip of bacon per shrimp if you use smaller shrimp half a piece will do.
Bacon Wrapped Apricot Shrimp
Shrimp – as many per person as you wish – raw, peeled, deveined, tail on
Bacon – enough to wrap each shrimp – see note above
Apricot jam – approximately 2 to 4 teaspoons per shrimp
Preheat oven to 400°
Par bake the bacon – about halfway through
Take each shrimp and spoon apricot jam along the spine, and then wrap bacon around shrimp
Lay the shrimp on seam of bacon, side down on a jelly roll sheet
Cook in the pre-heated oven for approximately 12 minutes
Serve warm or at room temperature
You can pre-assemble a day or two in advance and bake off when needed. Just wrap them well and keep refrigerated until needed.