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Cheddar Jalapeno Shrimp

Shrimp is a real crowd pleasing seafood! Just set it out as an appetizer along with other tasty options, and it’s usually the first thing to disappear (at least in most of our humble experiences!). And shrimp by itself—no matter how it’s prepared, is one of the healthiest, tastiest, most delicious seafoods you can eat. Shrimp has always had that attraction about it. People feel very special when they have shrimp as a choice of appetizers. There’s something about the sweet, juicy taste when you bite into it. So naturally, when you combine it with other outstanding ingredients and bake, broil, grill, stir fry or just toss fresh shrimp into a salad, watch out!—that shrimp becomes something even more extraordinary and irresistible to try!

That’s why this recipe is something out of the ordinary with a taste that’s full of zesty flavor! Cheddar Jalapeno Shrimp pack a big, spicy kick that’s perfect for serving as a fun appetizer at a summer picnic, an elegant hors d'oeuvre to serve at an outdoor concert in the park, or a special side dish at a dinner party.

You can cook them easily on the grill as you’re grilling the steaks and burgers, or you can dip them in tempura batter and deep fry them for a light and crispy treat! You’re invited to try today’s very versatile and delicious recipe from our friends at All Recipes.com.

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook: 10 minutes Ready In: 30 minutes Servings: 8

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined and butterflied
  • 8 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, cut into strips
  • 3 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning™, or to taste
  • 2 pounds thick cut bacon

DIRECTIONS:

Cut the jalapeno peppers into thin strips. Place a strip or two of jalapeno pepper and cheddar cheese inside each shrimp.

Sprinkle the stuffed shrimp garlic powder and Old Bay Seasoning™. Wrap each shrimp with a slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Thread shrimp onto the skewers

Grill over medium high heat for 10 to 15 minutes, or until firm.

To help make clean-up easier, use aluminum foil to cook the shrimp evenly and keep them moist. Shrimp lovers and bacon lovers are sure to go wild over this culinary combination, so be sure to make enough for everyone!

Don’t worry if you don’t have every ingredient exactly as it’s indicated either. You can substitute regular or thin-cut bacon if you don’t have thick cut, or prefer to cook the shrimp using another variety of bacon—even turkey bacon. Also keep in mind that you’ve got another amazing option to turn these shrimp into sensational kabobs just by adding some grilled vegetables like mushrooms, sweet yellow onion and strips of bell pepper, plus cherry tomatoes to the thin slices of jalapeno. Get creative with the spices and switch them out with some of your favorites, and you’ll definitely have a recipe you can truly call your own!

One way you can make a dish like this your own is by ordering Lobster Gram’s succulent shrimp options that are conveniently available and ready for shipping in a variety of sizes, everyone can have the chance to feast on delicious shrimp that’s perfect for appetizers, salads, stir fry dinners, or whatever your menu calls for. We can send our fresh shrimp to you cooked, peeled, deveined and ready to go. Take a look at our outstanding selections and place your order today!