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
- Pre-heat your broiler.
- Rinse the shrimp under cold running water and pat dry.
- 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)
- Lay a piece of bacon out on the counter.
- Place a shrimp at one end of the bacon and wrap the shrimp, securing with a toothpick. Repeat this step with all the shrimp.
- Place the bacon wrapped shrimp on a baking sheet.
- Place under the broiler for 7 minutes per side.
- Remove the shrimp from the broiler and place on a serving platter.
- Pour the Spiced Rum over the shrimp! Let the shrimp bathe in the Spiced Rum a few minutes before serving!
The new cookbook from Chef Larry Edwards, "Edwardian Cooking: The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook" is now available worldwide and features 80 dishes from the era of the most acclaimed television show in the history of PBS, Downton Abbey.