Spicy grilled prawns wrapped in bacon

    35 min

    This is such an easy thing to throw together at the last minute when you need something for a crowd. Be sure to use king prawns - the cooking time for the prawns and the bacon is similar.

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    Serves: 3 

    • 16 large king prawns, peeled and deveined
    • 8 slices streaky bacon, cut in half
    • cayenne pepper, to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 230 degrees C / Gas mark 8.
    2. Wrap prawns in bacon, securing with a cocktail stick.
    3. Line a roasting tray with aluminium foil and place wire cooling rack in tray. Place the prawns on the rack, and sprinkle with cayenne, and turn and sprinkle second side. Let the prawns sit for 15 minutes.
    4. Cook in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes. The rack keeps the prawns from sitting in the draining bacon fat.

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    I don't know if it was the bacon, or "Johnny's Grub Rub," also from this site, or both, but this was just spectacular. We partially cooked the bacon in the microwave to make sure it was cooked through without overcooking the shrimp. We also found that since the shrimp we used were the 21-25 count that they needed to be in the oven just nine minutes, so watch the cooking time carefully. I served this with Green Rice III and it was a match made in heaven. Words are inadequate to describe how delicious and beautiful this was.  -  21 Aug 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These were as good as any I have ever gotten in a restaurant! I did make a couple of alterations however. I did not use BBQ seasoning but instead marinated the shrimp for a few hours in a little hickory brown sugar BBQ sauce, just enough to coat the shrimp (figured it wouldn't be any messier than the seasoning when wrapping w/ bacon). I cut the bacon into thirds & also added tiny little slivers of jalapenos. I then sprinkled them w/ steak seasoning & allowed them to rest as the recipe states.  -  16 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I used large fresh shrimp. Wrapped each one in one peice of bacon as it called, but for some of the very large ones I used a strip and a half to cover the whole shrimp. In addition to the barbeque seasoning, I sprinkled each with cayenne pepper to give them a kick of spicyness and also dotted each side with a bit of BBQ sauce. Very quick and easy to make yet very flavorful. Glad I found this because it makes an awesome appetizer.  -  11 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)