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Red Lobster Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Shrimp
1/4 t salt
1/4 t paprika
dash black pepper,Ground
dash cayenne pepper
1/3 c ranch dressing
1/4 t cilantro,Dried
5 pieces bacon
5 lg shrimp
3 sl fresh jalapeno
1 oz pepper jack cheese
1. Preheat oven to broil.
2. Make the seasoning blend by combining the ingredients in a small bowl. Set
3. Make the dipping sauce by combining the ranch dressing with cilantro in a
4. Cook the bacon in a frying pan over medium/high heat, but don't cook it all the
way to crispy. You want undercooked bacon that, when cool, will easily wrap
around the shrimp. Cook the bacon about 3 minutes per side, and don't let it
brown. When the bacon is done lay it on paper towels to drain and cool.
5. Shell the shrimp, leaving the last segment of the shell and the tail. Remove
the dark vein from the back of the shrimp, and then cut down into the back of the
shrimp, without cutting all the way through, so that the shrimp is nearly butterflied
open. This will make a pocket for the pepper and cheese.
6. Pour 1 cup of water into a small bowl. Add the shrimp and jalapeno peppers
and microwave for 60 to 90 seconds. Shrimp should be starting to firm up and
change color. Immediately pour the water out of the bowl, remove the jalapeno
slices and pour cold water over the shrimp. Place the the shrimp and jalapeno
pepper slices onto paper towels to drain off excess water.
7. Build the appetizer by cutting the jalapeno slices in half and removing the
seeds. You should now have 6 jalapeno slices -- you'll need 5 of these. Place
one slice into the slit on the back of a shrimp. Cut an inch-long chunk of cheese
(about 1/4-inch thick), and place it on the jalapeno slice. Wrap a piece of bacon
around the shrimp, starting where the cheese is. Start wrapping with the thinnest
end of the bacon. Go 1 1/2 times around the shrimp and then cut of the excess
bacon and slide a skewer through the shrimp, starting with the end where the
cheese is and piercing the cut end of the bacon on the other side. Repeat with
the remaining shrimp and slide them onto the skewer with the tails facing the
8. Put the skewer onto a baking sheet or broiler pan and sprinkle a very light
coating of the seasoning blend over the shrimp, then broil for 3 to 4 minutes or
until the bacon begins to brown and the cheese begins to ooze. Serve over a
bed of rice if desired. .