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Hey you guys! Who’s hosting a football party? We are and our team is headed to the big game too. With that in mind, I’m tossing together a quick and easy party appetizer for you to make for the gang. Sweet bacon wrapped shrimp skewers. We’re serving these bad boys with the new Dean’s Bacon Ranch Dip!
There are very few truths in life and two of those are: You can never have too much bacon, and everything tastes better with bacon! Right?
This is especially true when it comes to easy appetizers for entertaining. When I invite the guys over, especially during the winter while the BBQ is nestled away in the garage, I like easy foods that I can just pop in the oven and bang. Done.
So here’s my super simple recipe for sweet bacon wrapped shrimp!
- Cooked Shrimp – cocktail shrimp work fine!
- BBQ Sauce
- Brown Sugar
- Dean’s Bacon Ranch Dip
The first thing we’re going to do is par cook the bacon. Pop it in the oven at 400 degrees F. for 6-8 minutes, toss it on a skillet, or if you’re really looking to knock this recipe out pop it in the microwave and zap it for a few minutes. You want the bacon fat rendered a bit and the bacon mostly cooked. The partially cooked bacon should be flexible enough to wrap around the shrimp and be skewered. Trim any fatty-fat off that isn’t rendered with kitchen shears if you wish.
Wrap each shrimp with 1/2 slice of bacon and skewer. Place them on a tinfoil lined baking sheet.
Slather them with a skosh of your favorite BBQ sauce, and sprinkle with a touch of brown sugar.
Bake in a 400 degree F. preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until bacon is cooked to your liking.
While your bacon wrapped shrimp is baking to perfection, go ahead and toss some carrots on a plate, and scoop some Dean’s Bacon Ranch Dip into a serving dish. Convenient and easy to use, with a cool creamy taste and texture, Dean’s Dip is a refrigerated dip that delivers a dairy-fresh taste. It really is an easy to use no-brainer for entertaining, and everything tastes better with Bacon!
Oh! And use this coupon and get $1 off one Dean’s Bacon Ranch or Cheddar Bacon Dip.
Once your bacon wrapped shrimp are out of the oven, place the skewers on the plate and serve! It’s a simple snack to serve your guests, with the delicious Dean’s Bacon Ranch Dip to kick it up a notch!
Everyone loved these at our party this past weekend. To be honest, I don’t think they lasted 10 minutes, and I made a HUGE batch too! They’re sticky hunks of deliciousness in a stick. You’ve gotta try them!
Next time we’re at Price Chopper we’ll grab another tub of New Dean’s Bacon Ranch Dip. You can find it right over in the coolers of the produce department. Check to see if your store has the new Dean’s Cheddar Bacon Dip too, I hear it’s awesome!
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