Sep 10, 2012

Shrimp in Bacon Blankets

Know how some people go all cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs over a shoe sale?  That's me when there's a sale on shrimp.  When I open the paper on Wednesday and see a shrimp sale, there's no stoppin' me.

Recently a local store had a deal on big, beautiful Gulf shrimp.

These babies deserved something hardcore.  A sprinkle of blackening seasoning.  A bacon blanket.  A bed of cheesy grits.

Royal treatment I'm talkin' about!

And talk about royal's this for breakfast?

Zydeco Breakfast @ Cafe Des Amis featuring Joe Hall and the Louisiana Cane Cutters

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Blackened Bacon Shrimp on Cheesy Garlic Grits

olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 c chicken broth
salt and pepper, to taste
1 c grits
1 c grated cheese
2 Tbsp cream cheese

Add a splash of olive oil to a saucepan.  Briefly saute the garlic until fragrant.  Add the chicken broth and season to taste with salt and pepper (grits need a fair amount of salt).  Bring to a boil and whisk in the grits.  Simmer until grits are tender.  Remove from heat and stir in the cheeses.

While the grits cook, prepare the shrimp.

16 large shrimp, peeled
3/4 to 1 tsp blackening seasoning (see below)
8 slices bacon, cut in half

Heat broiler.  Place the blackening seasoning in a bowl.  Add the shrimp and toss.  Wrap a half slice of bacon around each shrimp.  Place on a pan and broil 5-7 minutes.  Flip the shrimp and broil another 5-7 minutes until the bacon has crisped and the shrimp are done.  Watch closely so nothing burns.

Spoon the grits into 4 bowls and top each with 4 shrimp.

Standard Blackening Seasoning
1 Tbsp paprika
1/2 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried oregano

Combine all spices.  Store in an airtight container.  Makes about 1/3 cup.

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  1. It's breakfast time - but this looks so good right NOW! Pinned it :)

  2. Oh man, this looks so good and my husband would love it!!!

  3. Bacon and Shrimp - right up our alley! Yummm - pinning!!

  4. Girl, you need a good spanking... showing off this mouthwatering marvel, teasing with such a sideshow at breakfast - why looks to me like dem folks had too much coffee...
    love, love grits - celebrated my birthday last weekend and of all the foods, of all the great seafood Mobile has to offer, I picked my favorite fish and grits ... thin flounder fried to perfection over creamy cheese grits and a nice pile of fried crab claws - had to tease you a bit too...

  5. Reading the above comment is really making me chuckle;) Too funny!

    These shrimp look like they're just wrapped in love and all that is good.

    I have a similar dish planned for this week's IHCC.

  6. What a breakfast! This looks like a great recipe that would be good at any meal, I just love the flavors and the music sure lifted my spirit! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Your seasoning recipe is making my mouth water! I love Gulf Shrimp - there's just nothing like them. We can't get them here in the UK, but whenever I'm in the Eastern US I look out for them. The bacon blankets are a wonderful idea too!

  8. Stop ~ you are making me soooo hungry. I'm grabbing my purse and heading out the door to get some shrimp! Yummo girl!!

    Susan and Bentley

  9. You are too funny about the shrimp sale. I guess you like "Forrest Gump." Fantastic over the grits thanks for sharing this recipe on foodie friday.

  10. These look great! Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  11. I have the same reaction when shrimp goes on sale. I go all silly for sea monkey.

  12. Great recipe! Michelle. My sister and I made it the other day. So very good! I love visiting and cooking from your blog.

  13. This is so good! I made it for my Valentine tonight!

  14. I really love this recipe, Michelle!! Thanks for sharing with Simple Supper Tuesday!

  15. I love bacon and shrimp so this is perfect! I'll have to try it soon, thanks! Pinning and sharing on my FB page:


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