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Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Don't let the 'spicy' in spicy bacon-wrapped shrimp scare you off. They aren't scary spicy, not by any stretch.
Course Appetizer or Main
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, shrimp, spicy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 429kcal


  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled, and deveined
  • 7 slices bacon cut into thirds
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tablespoon chipotle powder plus more if desired


  • Wrap each piece of shrimp in a piece of bacon. Secure with a toothpick.
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Stir in the brown sugar and chipotle powder. Stir until the brown sugar has dissolved.
  • Brush 1/3rd of the the butter mixture over the shrimp, reserving the remainder.
  • Fire up your grill for direct and indirect cooking.
  • Grill the shrimp over indirect heat for 5 minutes per side. Move to direct heat then brush with half of the remaining butter mixture.
  • Cook a few more minutes until the bacon is almost done. Brush with the remaining butter mixture and cook another minute or two.
  • Remove and serve.


You can also cook the shrimp in a 400 F oven. Place under the broiler the last few minutes to brown the bacon.


Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 341mg | Sodium: 1256mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 661IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 3mg