Cheese-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Awesomeness


Really what else is there to even talk about.

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Shrimp

(Adapted from this recipe by Chef Rick Bayless)

  • 1 lb shrimp, 16-20 count
  • 1 lb sliced bacon
  • 1/2 block cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp shredded fresh mozzerella
  • 2 tsp fresh basil
  • 2 shallots minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Salt/pepper

Wash, shell, devein and butterfly shrimp leaving tail shell intact. Mix cheeses, basil, shallot, and garlic together and season with salt and pepper. Smear some cheese into the shrimp cavity then push it back together. Wrap bacon around shrimp leaving only a little overlap and cutting away extra bacon. Secure with toothpicks and repeat until all shrimp is done. Bring a large cast iron skillet to heat and fry shrimp until done, about 2 minutes a side. Serve hot.

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61 Responses to Cheese-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Awesomeness

  1. A_Boleyn says:

    Such a rich and decadent dish.

  2. nrhatch says:

    Oh . . . my! Those would be some tasty treats! šŸ˜€

  3. Awesome indeed! Prawns (as we know them here) and bacon! It doesn’t really get better than that.. šŸ™‚

  4. Purely.. Kay says:

    This is the best bacon wrapped awesomeness I’ve ever seen. I am totally in love with this recipe

  5. Kristy says:

    Oh….we’re on a shrimp kick around here too. Perfect timing!

  6. ChgoJohn says:

    Cheese AND bacon in a post’s title. Ya had to know people would be flocking to find out what “Awsomeness” was. And, like always, you didn’t disappoint. These shrimp look fantastic!

  7. onewomaninaricefield says:

    Oooo…you just reminded me of a similar recipe I heard about when I first moved to Tucson. I’ll have to find it again and make it. These looks amazing!

  8. Carolyn Chan says:

    oh. my. god. That looks incredible !

  9. Lisa at fLVE says:

    yumm…absolutely yumm

  10. Tandy says:

    I had to eat breakfast and lunch before reading this! Yum šŸ™‚

  11. peasepudding says:

    Yum, that is a very decident nibble, I haven’t eaten dinner and would happily tuck into a plate of these.

  12. Oh yum! These look incredible!

  13. oh man. this looks amazing

  14. ceciliag says:

    My goodness, these look absolutely perfect. i am a great fan of fried food, bacon in particular so these are going to be made around here very soon.. c

  15. Perfection!
    šŸ™‚ Mandy

  16. Eva Taylor says:

    Wow! You elevated the pepper poppers quite a bit. Nicely done.

  17. You are posting some very delicious recipes recently – that looks and sounds great.

  18. BrainRants says:

    Just the title alone made me hungry. Holy cow.

  19. zestybeandog says:

    Awesome INDEED! I could eat a bunch of these! šŸ™‚

  20. Andrea says:

    You had me at cheese stuffed bacon wrapped!

  21. Mad Dog says:

    Sounds delicious šŸ˜‰

  22. I knew the time would come when I started surfing food porn web sites!

  23. Judy says:

    Bacon, cheese, shrimp…yep, nuff said.

  24. sallybr says:

    Judy said it all…. nothing to add. šŸ™‚

  25. Karen says:

    I think awesome is the only word to describe a dish that has bacon and cheese.

  26. This is one I would have hit the like button for at least 3 times. Alas, my husband won’t eat shrimp as he ate too many as a child in Ft. Lauderdale. But, I may make these anyway…maybe find something else to stuff and wrap for his portion, or he may love these because cheese and bacon do make everything taste great!

  27. Very nice stuffed recipe. Its time to BBQ.

  28. Can’t wait to BBQ. What’s not to like about this!

  29. Amy says:

    Cheese-stuffed shrimp?! What amazing idea will you come up with next! šŸ˜‰

  30. This would be quite the party pleaser!

  31. egg me on says:

    Awesomeness doesn’t even do these justice. How about awesometastically amazing looking?!

  32. Oh my word I have to try these.

  33. Young Wifey says:

    We had something very similar at a wedding before, that’s the only way Hubster will eat shrimp!

  34. FeedtheBirds says:

    Yummy – I’ve sent this to me hubby who loves both bacon and shrimp … šŸ˜‰ Thanks!

  35. karencooking says:

    Oh, boy! I can’t even imagine how the shrimp-bacon-cheese combo must taste. Perfect!

  36. wok with ray says:

    Oh boy! Shrimp, cheese, and Bacon? I. . . am out of words on this one, Greg. The minute I saw this dish my jaws start to constrict. Seriously, I am salivating!

  37. We love bacon wrapped scallops.. this is just awesome for sure!!

  38. rsmacaalay says:

    Cheese + Shrimps + Bacon = WOW!!! I can definitely eat a lot of those!

  39. Charles says:

    Oh my God šŸ˜€ All of my favourite things… all it’s missing is garlic bread and then it has them all. Do you not find mozzarella a bit tasteless on its own? I suppose it has the shallots, garlic and basil but I always appreciate cheese with a slightly stronger flavour… cheddar maybe?

  40. You’re right…not much to talk about expect how many I can eat in one sitting. šŸ˜‰

  41. Yes! And bonus points for using a Rick Bayless recipe!

  42. Courtney says:

    I came, I saw, I drooled.

  43. Lisa says:

    Love Rick Bayless … love this recipe. You’re right … what else is there to say. Thanks for sharing.

  44. Shrimp AND bacon AND cheese? This should be illegal. Oh my goodness.

  45. I’m making your recipe right now. I exchanged the cheese with feta as that is what I have at home and sprinkled with Thai basil and served over a lovely salad with bread stick. A wonderful 10 minute flat easy dinner. Thanks, BAM

  46. Id eat it on the title alone

  47. JamieAnne says:

    These look fantastic. Yum!

  48. kat says:

    bacon wrapped goodness! yum!

  49. This sounds fantastic, and also like something I can actually make!

  50. This looks easy and good. Shrimp, cheese and bacon, love them all.

  51. orples says:

    Given the fact that I love all of the ingredients mentioned, no doubt this dish would be a winner with me. It sure does look scumptious. šŸ˜‰

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  53. Donna says:

    Do you season the shrimp with anything ie, salt, pepper ,garlic butter?

  54. Donna says:

    They look absolutely mouthwatering!!!

  55. Mwa says:

    I served these with poached eggs and corn grits as Easter brunch. Also, it is nice to baste them with a little bit of Tabasco pepper jelly for a slightly sweet spicy finish. I used enormous shrimp caught off Grande Isle here on the gulf. They were a pain to peel and de-vein but really the larger they are, the more they stand up to the stuffing and wrapping. Enjoy!

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