Friday, August 12, 2011

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Poppers

Whoa! What a week! I have been busy, busy but it has all been fun. I was so glad to have this afternoon all to myself to veg out...AND blog! My birthday is next Thursday and my friend/boss's birthday is the day before so we had a very nice lunch on Wednesday eating both of our favorite foods, PIZZA! That night I had the 3Bs over for dinner. We had a blast watching So You Think You Can Dance and eating candied apples and gummies, Thank you Em! Yesterday I had a wonderful afternoon shopping for a new friend who is starting a new job on Monday. It was very successful, we found tons of fabulous clothes to fill her professional wardrobe. No big plans for this weekend, which is fine with me!

Oh man...I know you have tried these before...they are dangerous...I mean, YUMMY!! Bacon, shrimp and cream cheese...you can't go wrong! Try these soon.

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Poppers
1/2 pound of shrimp
bacon
2 oz cream cheese
 juice of half a lime
5 jalapenos
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper
Peel shrimp. Cut tops off jalapenos and cut in half. Carefully seed jalapenos (you could get jalapeno burns!)
If cream cheese is not room temp, microwave for about 15 seconds. Stir in lime juice, onion and garlic powder and salt and pepper.
Spoon cream cheese into jalapeno halves. Press 2 shrimp (if using smaller shrimp) into cream cheese and wrap 1/2 a slice of bacon around the whole thing.


Use 2 skewers to pierce through the poppers.
Grill for 6-8 minutes on each side.
These were incredible!!!!
LOVE!

2 comments:

Wendy Gilstrap said...

Hi There! I was wondering if you could place these in the oven, instead of grilling? If so, what temperature would you bake them on and for how long? They look absolutely delicious!!! Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

I PREHEAT THE OVEN TO 375

PREPARE THE SHRIMP LIKE ABOVE BUT USE 1/2 PIECE OF THICK PEPPERED BACON

PLACE EACH POPPER INTO A SMALL CUPCAKE WELL, GREASED WITH A THIN COAT OF OLIVE OIL

BAKE FOR 20-30 MIN OR UNTIL BACON IS DONE

SOME TIMES I SUBSTITUTE PEPPER JACK FOR CREAM CHESS OR USE A BLEND OF BOTH