Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Until a meal plan comes out that allows me to exclusively eat ice cream and macaroni and cheese, I will settle for this keto meal plan that is all about bacon!

I made bacon wrapped shrimp last night on a whim…I like to keep my husband on his toes when he comes home from work – and while he would have loved the 8th variation of low-carb pizza I had originally planned, he was SUPER excited to see this instead. (Maybe a little too excited – starting to think I need to venture away the pizza recipes for a while…)

Anyways, it was super simple, super delicious, and CHEAP! I’ll tell you where I bought everything.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 lb of cooked, peeled, and deveined shrimp. Mine were frozen so I just thawed them under cool water for a few minutes but they don’t need to be frozen
  • 1 lb of bacon. Whatever kind you like!
  • 1 bottle of champagne or wine. This part is important!

Here’s what I did:

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut each strip of bacon in half
  • Wrap each piece of shrimp with a half piece of bacon
  • Season however you’d like! I used Old Bay on half of the shrimp and left the other half as is.
  • Put the shrimp on a baking pan and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes
  • Drink a glass of champagne or wine while you’re waiting for the shrimp to bake. DON’T SKIP THIS! It’s essential after a long day with the kids ☺️
  • Optional: pan fry the cooked shrimp if you like your bacon crispier (like we do!)
  • ENJOY!

Now, this involved a few more steps than my normal ‘throw it in a crockpot and let it cook itself’ type of meal – but it was totally worth the effort and tasted SO good!

Oh! I bought the shrimp and champs from ALDI too! Score! (We LOVE Aldi frozen shrimp. We actually prefer it to more expensive brands in the grocery store – it’s so good!)

Next time, I’ll make a sauce to go along with this but am unsure what that will be. Do you have any suggestions?

Let me know if you’ll try this! 💙

Talk soon,

Pam

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