Thursday, May 28, 2015

Grilled Lime Chipolte Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Chipolte Lime Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Recipe
Cook's notes: What's not to love about shrimp marinated in a citrus dressing and bacon added for a smoky flavor. If using Chipolte Olive Oil omit chipolte powder. These easy shrimp appetizers can be grilled on skewers 

or individually wrapped and secured with a toothpick. The secret to recipe's success is cooking bacon until almost crisp but still pliable and drained on a paper towel. That way there is not a lot of grease dripping. The ingredients can easily be doubled. 

I used this grill basket
but a tray like this would work 
Recipe from

  • 12 large, raw, peeled and deveined shrimp or cooked frozen shrimp thawed
  • 2 TB. olive oil, Persian Lime or Chipolte Olive Oil
  • Zest from 1 lime
  • Juice from one lime (about 2 TB.)
  • 1/4 tsp. chipotle powder (or more to taste)
  • 6 strips bacon, cut in half (12 pieces)
  • Skewers (for grilling) or toothpicks
  • In a small bowl mix together the lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, and chipotle powder. Add the shrimp to the lime chipolte mixture; make sure each piece is well coated. Marinate 20 minutes.
  • Cook the bacon until almost crisp. Drain on a paper towel. Cut bacon pieces in half.
  • Prepare grill on high, direct heat (if grilling) or preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Working one at a time, wrap a half piece of bacon around one or two pieces of shrimp. If you are grilling, thread the shrimp onto long, wooden skewers (that have been soaked in water for 30 minutes beforehand) or secure each bacon piece onto the shrimp with toothpicks. Place the bacon-wrapped shrimp on a slotted baking pan (bottom tray lined with foil for easy cleaning) if using oven. if grilling use a basket or tray. Brush remaining lime chipolte mixture on the outside of the bacon-wrapped shrimp.

  • Grill uncovered for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or bake in the oven for 10-14 minutes, until shrimp is pink and the bacon is crisp. If using frozen cooked shrimp thawed the cooking time is reduced.
Grilled Lime Chipolte Bacon Wrapped Shrimp was served with 
Cucumber Potato Salad with Ranch Dressing 


  1. I love shrimp and this sounds like a really good recipe to try. Another winner. Thank you.

  2. i've been scared to try shrimp on the grill and this gives me confidence to give it a try