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It's All About Bacon: Island Spiced Rum Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon

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Since Spring has finally sprung now is a great time to start dining out on your patio or deck and there is no better food for such an occasion than so-called "finger food," meaning food you can eat with your finger. Of course it also helps if there is some booze involved and in this case there is... a lot of rum!

This is a very simple dish to prepare and only calls for a few ingredients. The only thing you want to be careful about is over-cooking the shrimp. There are not too many textures as disgusting as over-cooked shrimp.

By-the-way, if you happen to be a basketball fan, this would be perfect munching food during March Madness.

Ingredients for Island Spiced Rum Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon:

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled
  • 1 pound smoked bacon, thin sliced variety
  • 1/2 cup Spiced Rum
  • lemons, sliced

Steps:

  1. Pre-heat your broiler.
  2. Rinse the shrimp under cold running water and pat dry.
  3. Separate the slices of bacon and cut each slice in half (depending on the size of shrimp, you'll need one half slice of bacon per shrimp)
  4. Lay a piece of bacon out on the counter.
  5. Place a shrimp at one end of the bacon and wrap the shrimp, securing with a toothpick. Repeat this step with all the shrimp.
  6. Place the bacon wrapped shrimp on a baking sheet.
  7. Place under the broiler for 7 minutes per side.
  8. Remove the shrimp from the broiler and place on a serving platter.
  9. Pour the Spiced Rum over the shrimp! Let the shrimp bathe in the Spiced Rum a few minutes before serving!

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