Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Bacon wrapped shrimp appetizer that's guaranteed to impress. Bacon is by par-cooked first before wrapping around marinated shrimp with a maple glaze.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Argentinian
Servings: 20 pieces
Calories: 117kcal
Author: Jessica Gavin


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (30ml)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (15ml)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (2g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 pound large shrimp (454g) peeled, deveined, tail on (16/20 count)
  • 12 ounces bacon (340g) 10 slices
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (4 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley for garnish


  • Set the oven rack to the center position. Preheat the oven to 400ºF (20ºC).
  • Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, salt, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, and chili powder in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Add shrimp to the marinade and stir to combine. Allow shrimp to marinate for at least 15 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the bacon.
  • Cut bacon strips in half, about 4 to 5 inches in length.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and place a wire rack on top. Place the cut strips of bacon on the wire rack.
  • Roast until the bacon just begins to shrink and turn slight red in color, about 8 minutes. The bacon should be flexible and not completely cooked or crispy. 
  • Allow the bacon to cool until it's easy to handle with fingertips, 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Wrap each piece of shrimp with the par-cooked bacon slices, insert a toothpick to secure the wrap.
  • Arrange the shrimp in a single layer on the same pan used to cook the bacon. Roast the bacon wrapped shrimp for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the tray from the oven. Carefully flip the shrimp over and then brush each piece with half of the maple syrup. Roast the shrimp for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the tray from the oven, flip the shrimp one last time, and brush the shrimp with the remaining maple syrup.
  • Change the oven to the high broil setting. Broil the shrimp until the bacon is deep red in color and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Carefully remove the toothpicks. 
  • Transfer bacon wrapped shrimp to a serving plate. Garnish with freshly cracked black pepper and parsley.


  • If you do not have a wire rack, you can roast the bacon and bacon wrapped shrimp directly on a foil-lined sheet pan. Keep a close eye on cook time, as it might be faster due to the food directly frying in the oil.
  • MAKE IT WHOLE30: Omit the maple syrup glazing steps. 


Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 60mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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