Tuesday, January 27, 2009

There was a way...

I would like to welcome you all to a very special week. A very special week I would like to dedicate to Wan, and if you can't figure out why, you need to be checking her blog more frequently.

We'll call this week: Everything's Better Wrapped in Bacon Week! Hosted by FF, moderated by yours truly.

I'll give you an example. Shrimp. Shrimp are a wonderfood. They can be an entree or an appetizer. They can be grilled, broiled, sauted, boiled, steamed. Eaten hot. Eaten cold. Depending on their size they can be finger foods or cut into pieces and eaten with a fork and knife. How on Earth can they get any better? Why wrapped in bacon of course! (See - it ties in with the theme of this week!)

Actually, FF's recipe is for Oysters in Bacon, but if you recall, I've already declared oysters to be one of those substitute foods. And I sub in shrimp. Because as we've already determined shrimp + bacon = deliciousness.

This is another one of those "not really a recipe" recipes. Because really. 9/10 of you could figure out how to make these merely from the name. "Hmmmmm shrimp in bacon? I obviously throw bacon at the shrimp and hope it sticks." Nevertheless, these are a sure fire crowd pleaser, whether topped on pasta, served as an appetizer, or alongside a niiiiice rare filet mignon.

Shrimp in Bacon (adapted from The Fannie Farmer Cookbook's Oysters in Bacon)
  • 24 shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 12 strips of bacon, cut in half

  1. Preheat oven to 425. Wrap each shrimp in a piece of bacon.
  2. Arrange the wrapped shrimp, with bacon ends down, on a rack in a shallow pan.
  3. Bake only until the bacon is slightly browned. Drain on paper towels.


  1. LOL @ this week. LOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!

  2. Oh shit. I think I might have shorted out my key board from drooling. I heart bacon!!!

  3. Have you tried bacon wrapped around a pitted date ant then baked in the oven.......

  4. That is one good week!! I'm not only crazy for bacon but other "varieties" of it, pancetta, turkey bacon, brown sugar bacon, peppercorn it all!

  5. oh bacon wrapped shrimp, how i love thee!

  6. Bacon, oh yes, bacon is better with everything, and with shrimp, this must be to die for!!

  7. you KNOW you had me at bacon.

    i <3 that you dedicated this week to me! ha!