Joe Burrow doesn’t just have an excellent throwing arm; he also knows how to score with the best party snacks… including this one in particular. Joe Burrow’s Bacon Wrapped Shrimp are a touchdown for the taste buds. The shrimp are pink and plump, wrapped in succulent, crispy bacon and sweetened with brown sugar to balance out the savory richness. There’s even a hint of spice to really round it out! There’s a reason Joe Burrow’s Bacon Wrapped Shrimp disappear almost as soon as they hit the table! It’s a real “bengal” of a snack!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 7 thick pieces bacon, cut into thirds
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon chipotle powder
  • parsley, optional, to taste, chopped, for garnish

Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2 –Line a baking sheet with foil.

Step 3 –Wrap each piece of the shrimp with 1/3 slice of the bacon, securing each with a toothpick.

Step 4 –Place the bacon wrapped shrimp on the prepared baking sheet.

Step 5 –In a bowl, add the melted butter, the brown sugar, and the chipotle powder and stir or whisk to combine.

Step 6 –Brush each shrimp liberally with the butter mixture, using about 2/3 of the butter mixture in total. Reserve the remaining butter mixture.

Step 7 –Bake the shrimp for 15 minutes.

Step 8 –Transfer the baking sheet from the oven and switch the oven to broil.

Step 9 –Brush the shrimp with the remaining butter mixture. Make sure to stir the butter mixture before brushing.

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Step 10 –Broil the shrimp until cooked through with the shrimp reaching an internal temperature of 145 degrees F, about 1-2 minutes.

Step 11 –Serve garnished with the parsley.