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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Pepper Jelly Glaze

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Pepper Jelly Glaze make a wonderful party appetizer. The pepper jelly glaze adds a little sweetness plus some heat.

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with Pepper Jelly Glaze in a cast iron pan.

 

Bacon wrapped shrimp by themselves make a tasty treat, but coating them in red pepper jelly really ups the flavor.

If you’ve never tried red pepper jelly, you really must. It is one of my favorite condiments and you can find it at the store with the jellies and jams. I love to make a salad dressing with it and it goes wonderfully with deviled eggs.

Shrimp wrapped in bacon in cast iron pan.

 

Most pepper jellies are way more on the sweet side than the spicy side so I add just a touch of cayenne pepper to the pepper jelly and mix it with a little olive oil before glazing the shrimp.

It takes a little time to peel the shrimp and wrap them in bacon, but besides that, Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Pepper Jelly Glaze are a quick and easy party food. They have a wonderful blend of salty, sweet, and spicy. And it also works well as a main dish if you serve it with a rice pilaf.

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Pepper Jelly Glaze

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Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with Pepper Jelly Glaze in a cast iron pan.

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Pepper Jelly Glaze

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Pepper Jelly Glaze make a wonderful party appetizer. The pepper jelly glaze adds a little sweetness plus some heat.
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 4 mins
TOTAL: 14 mins
SERVINGS: 6

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup red pepper jelly
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound large fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on if desired
  • 1/2 pound bacon, each piece cut in half lengthwise

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, stir together pepper jelly, oil, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Set aside.
  • Wrap a piece of bacon around each shrimp and secure with a toothpick.
  • Heat a 12-inch cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Place shrimp in pan and cook 2 minutes. If you don't have a cast iron skillet, just use a nonstick pan.
  • Flip shrimp over, brush with pepepr jelly mixture and cook until cooked through, about 2 more minutes. Remove toothpicks and serve.

Notes

Don't use thick-cut bacon. It will not have time to cook.
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: cast iron

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Recipe adapted from Southern Cast Iron

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