King prawns can get rubbery when cooked. Grilling them on the barbecue is an excellent alternative. The bacon keeps them from drying out.
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I've been BBQing this for years and I would strongly recommend using smoked streaky bacon. The flavour combination is fantastic and the fattier bacon keeps the prawns really moist.Cook until the fat has melted away. Take the time to shell big prawns, remove the waste track and leave the small tail on,as it improves hygene and the presentation. Serve with a dip of sweet chilli sauce....... ENJOY - 19 Aug 2011
I've prepared a similar appetizer that involved making a small cut down the back of a large or jumbo peeled shrimp and inserting a slice of mild jalapeno pepper before wrapping with bacon. I've found that by winding 1/3 of a bacon slice, starting at one end and finishing at the other end to achieve a single thickness, the bacon has a better chance of cooking adequately and evenly. To cook, I heat the oven temp on the broil setting, add the wrapped shrimp, cook for 2 minutes, turn the shrimp over and broil for another 2 minutes, then turn the oven off and allow the shrimp to finish cooking as the temp gradually decreases. By the time the shrimp begins to turn pink, the bacon will be cooked. - 10 Jul 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
These are fantastic~ I wish I would have made more. A guest at our superbowl party ate two and he is allergic to shrimp, but he said they are soooo good. I used pre-cooked bacon and it was perfect when I baked it for 10 minutes. Will be making these again for other get togethers. - 27 Jan 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)