Spicy Prawns Wrapped in Bacon

    35 minutes

    This is such an easy thing to throw together at the last minute when you need something for a crowd, it is great finger food or even great as an entree.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 16 king prawns, peeled and deveined
    • 8 bacon rashers, cut in half
    • cayenne pepper, to taste

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 230 degrees C.
    2. Wrap prawns in bacon, securing with a cocktail stick.
    3. Line a roasting tray with aluminium foil and place wire cooling rack in tray (the rack keeps the prawns from sitting in the draining bacon fat). Place the prawns on the rack and sprinkle with cayenne then turn and sprinkle second side. Let the prawns sit for 15 minutes.
    4. Cook in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes. The rack keeps the prawns from sitting in the draining bacon fat.

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    I've prepared a similar appetizer that involved making a small cut down the back of a large or jumbo peeled shrimp and inserting a slice of mild jalapeno pepper before wrapping with bacon. I've found that by winding 1/3 of a bacon slice, starting at one end and finishing at the other end to achieve a single thickness, the bacon has a better chance of cooking adequately and evenly. To cook, I heat the oven temp on the broil setting, add the wrapped shrimp, cook for 2 minutes, turn the shrimp over and broil for another 2 minutes, then turn the oven off and allow the shrimp to finish cooking as the temp gradually decreases. By the time the shrimp begins to turn pink, the bacon will be cooked.  -  10 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These are fantastic~ I wish I would have made more. A guest at our superbowl party ate two and he is allergic to shrimp, but he said they are soooo good. I used pre-cooked bacon and it was perfect when I baked it for 10 minutes. Will be making these again for other get togethers.  -  27 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I love shrimp, and I loved this recipie! I added McCormick's Montreal Steak seasoning and the shrimp tasted great, everybody liked them. I bought giant shrimps and its better than the restaurant because I can eat as much shrimp as I want for less money. Thanks Jan  -  08 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)