"You can never go wrong with shrimp and bacon, but add a little feta and jalapeno and you will be getting kisses from everybody!" — molldoll
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peeled and deveined medium shrimp
crumbled feta cheese
jalapeno peppers, seeded and cut into slivers
thick sliced bacon, cut in half
toothpicks, soaked in water
I absolutely loved this recipe and so did everyone else I made it for! I was kind of worried that it would be too difficult or time consuming but not at all. I used peppered bacon too and would definately recommend it. Also, to cut back on time I used jarred jalepenos instead. Not too hot and a keeper in our home!!!
These sounded great with all the great reviews, I had to make them. I used extra large shrimp, but it was still hard to fit the feta and pepper slivers in. Also, trying to wrap and skewer them was a difficult task. Took FOREVER to put them together. Grilled them, but shrimp were tough by the time the bacon was cooked. Edible, but would not say they were anything to brag about. I have no idea what I did wrong, but would never make them again. Too much work for the end result.
Wow! What a twist to a Texas favorite/ staple. This is the only way I will prepare bacon wrapped shrimp from now on.Thick sliced black peppered bacon is delish as well. You may have to scrape off some of the pepper to taste if it is too peppery.
These were wonderful. My husband quickly proclaimed these as "the only way I ever want to eat shrimp from now on." Since it was about 10 degrees with a windchill below zero on the day I made these, I opted to use my oven. I put them in at 350 for about 10 minutes to sweat the bacon, then finished them under the broiler to crisp the bacon and cook the shrimp through. I'll definitely be making these again. Next time I'll be putting more jalapeno in each one for a little more spice. That's so easy to vary with this recipe. Thanks for a keeper!
These were awesome. My husband and I made them for a winter party, so we skipped the grill and used the broiler. They were gobbled up in minutes. Can't wait to try them on the grill in the summer!
I will make these again, but with the following changes: Use large shrimp so that it does not over cook before bacon is done. Use regular slice bacon and slightly pre-cook in the microwave so you can still manipulate it around the shrimp. I used monterey jack with pepper cheese, and it melted all over the place and did not stay within shrimp and bacon - the feta did the same. So, right when I took it off the grill, I slid a chunk of cheese onto toothpick so that it sat on top of meat. These are as good cold as they are hot.
These were fun to prepare and made a phenomenal presentation on the plate. I used what I consider to be medium shrimp (26/30) and thought the jalepeno slivers, cheese, and bacon overwhelmed the shrimp flavor a bit - the shrimp also was overcooked by the time the bacon finished, so in the future I'll use larger shrimp. I also substituted pepperjack cheese slivers for the feta, as I wanted a meltier cheese that didn't crumble all over my grilltop, and will stick with that substitution in the future. Something I'd reach for to wow company with, on the grill or in the broiler - thanks for sharing!
Unbelievable - My friend made them for an appt. and for sure hit.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Shrimp Kisses with Feta Cheese
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 163
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