Honey-Jalepeño Glazed Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
John Kanell @preppykitchen
1 lb center cut bacon
1 lb large peeled and deveined fresh shrimp
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
20 wooden picks soaked in water for 30 minutes
3 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp minced fresh jalapeño pepper
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Preheat oven to 425°F. Place a paper towel on a microwave-safe plate; top with 6 slices bacon, then top with another paper towel.
Microwave in high for 1 minute and 30 seconds to partially cook bacon. Set partially-cooked bacon aside; repeat with remaining bacon.
Once bacon has cooled enough to handle, half slices lengthwise.
Sprinkle shrimp with salt and pepper. Wrap each shrimp with a halved bacon slice, securing bacon with a wooden pick.
Place wrapped shrimp on a rimmed sheet pan lined with aluminum foil.
In a small bowl, stir together honey, jalapeño, and vinegar. Brush honey mixture over shrimp.
Bake shrimp for 10 minutes; remove from oven.
Set oven to high broil; Return shrimp to oven; broil, watching carefully, until bacon is crisp, about 2 minutes.
Let cool slightly, then place on a serving platter. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.