|Written by Rae Morvay|
This is a recipe for grilled shrimp.¬† you will need a special basket meant for grilling shrimp and fish on the grill to make this on the grill or you could try¬†skewering the shrimp to cook it on the grill.¬† If you don't have skewers or a grill basket you can cook these in your broiler in your oven but you will need to keep a close eye on them.
Several months ago a saw a chef on the Food Network wrapping shrimp with bacon and grilling it.¬† I tried it and it was delicious, especially dipped in BBQ sauce, unfortunately the bacon is kind of fattening though and if you eat a several of the shrimps you will also be consuming a lot of bacon.¬†
So I decided to wrapping the shrimp with turkey bacon which worked great but didn't have as much flavor so I decided to flavor up the shrimp before wrapping it.¬† I purchased the prawns frozen already shelled tail on shrimp and thawed them before preparing them.¬† There were about 22 large prawns in the bag.¬† Prawns are very large shrimp.¬†
You can use smaller but still large shrimps as well but it will take longer to wrap them all and you should cut each slice of turkey bacon in half. You could need up to two packages to wrap all of the shrimp.
Turkey Bacon Wrapped Grilled Prawns
In a large bowl add the following ingredients:
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon of minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoon of fresh dill
1 green onion diced
1 pinch of pepper
Stir the ingredients to combine.¬† Place the shrimp in the bowl and stir gently to coat.¬† Cover and refrigerate for 1/2 hour.¬† Then
Pull the shrimp out one by one from the marinade and wrap each shrimp with a strip of the turkey bacon.¬† Star towards the tail of the shrimp and wrap it downward tucking the end into the curve of the shrimp.
Place the shrimp in the shrimp basket as close together as you can with out over cooking them.¬† The bacon will protect the shrimp from over cooking so cook on each side just until the turkey bacon is cooked through.¬†
Do not cook beyond that, it will continue to cook for moments after you remove the basket from the grill.¬† Cooking it further will cause the shrimp to be over cooked.
Serve immediately after the shrimp are cooled enough to safely hold.¬† Eat as they are or dip them in your favorite BBQ or sweet and sour sauce.