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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Brown Sugar Bourbon Glaze

This shrimp appetizer is sweet, smoky, and salty with a punch of bourbon for fun.
Recipe from https://basilandbubbly.com
Prep Time15 mins
Servings: 8 people
Author: Marianne


  • 1 lb extra large shrimp about 26 shrimp
  • 6 pieces thick cut bacon cut into thirds

Brown Sugar Bourbon Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 450° F.
    Prepare a baking sheet with edges by lining it in foil for easy cleanup later. The edges are necessary on the pan to prevent the glaze from spilling into the oven as the shrimp cook.
    Peel and devein the shrimp, leaving the tails on.
  • Combine all ingredients for the glaze in a small bowl.
    Wrap each shrimp with ⅓ of a slice of bacon, dip it into the glaze in the bowl, and then place it on the pan with the cut ends of the bacon underneath the shrimp so it doesn't unravel.
  • Bake for 6 minutes. Flip. Bake for another 4 minutes, or until bacon is browned and edges are crispy.
  • For extra crisp, broil for 2 minutes.