Bacon Wrapped Chilli Prawns

    56 min

    A super-easy dish to make as an appetiser or part of a main course. Prawns are marinated, then wrapped in chilli and bacon, before being grilled to perfection. Perfect for party food or general nibbles.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 120ml vegetable oil
    • 1/4 tablespoon lime juice
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 10 medium prawns, shelled and deveined
    • 5 rashers streaky bacon, cut in half
    • 1/2 (215g) tin whole green chillies, drained and sliced lengthways
    • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
    • 1 lime, cut into wedges

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:6min  ›  Extra time:30min marinating  ›  Ready in:56min 

    1. Whisk together the oil, lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Toss the prawns in the marinade, then refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
    2. Preheat an electric health grill for medium-high heat.
    3. Remove the prawns from the marinade and shake off excess. Wrap each prawn with a strip of chilli, then half a bacon rasher. Secure with a cocktail stick. Repeat with remaining prawns.
    4. Cook on preheated grill until the bacon is crisp and the prawns are hot, 6 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle the prawns with diced avocado and garnish with lime wedges to serve.


    Tinned whole green chillies can be purchased online. Alternatively, you could use fresh chillies to taste.

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    Delish!! I used uncooked shrimp, marinated in oil/lime juice mixture for a few hours, then wrapped with the bacon (I omitted the peppers b/c I forgot to pick-up at the store). Baked in the oven on a rack placed in a sheet pan lined with foil at 450 for 10-15 minutes. Once out of the oven and on a serving platter, juiced a half of a lime over all of them and sprinked with the chopped avocado. Will definitely be making again for parties, football games, etc!  -  06 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very good. I made a large batch. Instead of individually wrapping, I cut the bacon into small pieces and sauteed until done; drained; and then added a chopped jalepeno & chopped onion and cooked another 5 minutes. Broiled the shrimp and then combined the shrimp & saute mixture and kept it warm in a slow cooker. It was a hit at the party.  -  23 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We have made these twice. Easy to make and everyone loved them. I used the George Foreman grill and it only took a few minutes. We also made a lime butter to go with the shrimp because I overcooked them the first time. Even overcooked these were eaten up.  -  09 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)