Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp on the Barbecue Grill

Fresh Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon on the Grill

One of the best parts about our vacation to Cedar Island, NC (behind the outer banks - North Carolina) was the fresh seafood. We were less than a mile from Quality Seafood and could see the shrimp boats come in. Then, we'd go down and buy shrimp right as it came in. This was just a mile or less down the road. Doesn't get any fresher. Plus the guys at Quality Seafood were super helpful. They gave up tips like how to get our clams to open up easier (freeze them for a day or more).

Getting the shrimp direct was only $3 per pound. Boy, I thought I was in heaven. At that price we bought all we could eat plus some to bring home, and I tried out all kinds of shrimp recipes on the grill. Our favorite was Bacon Wrapped Shrimp. We tried several ways, but the best by family vote is the way I made it with cooking the bacon partially.

A lot of people stay away from seafood on the grill. They think it's hard to cook grilled seafood. Actually, seafood is one of the easiest things to grill. The key is not to overcook. You're talking just minutes with seafood. The main mistake folks make in grilling shrimp or other seafoods is leaving it on too long. Then, the seafood tastes rubbery. Yuck. Just remember that it's quick. That's they key.


Smoked Texas Barbecue said...

Nice shrimp shot. I'm almost salivating already. Nice tip on the "overcooking", I'll remember that.

outdoorgriller said...

that is a good idea for shrimp you can put your favorite vegetables on the skewers there are some good recipes at

Grill Girl said...

Hi outdoorgriller - I usually add some veggies on with the shrimp or meat. We had so many shrimp being there at the beach that I did the side dishes separately. At home, we'd have green peppers, onions, garlic and so on. This time we had a real shrimp pig out. Thanks for visiting and for leaving a note!

Grill Girl said...

It really is amazing how fast seafood cooks. I make sure everything is ready before I put on something like shrimp. Cooking time does vary depending on the size of the shrimp at the grill temp, but it's only minutes for shrimp. I call it the fast food of the grill (-: Appreciate you stopping by!