Cheese-Stuffed Shrimp with Bacon Recipe

Cheesy Stuffed Shrimp with Bacon is a Great Appetizer!! or just a little snacky snack!

4 oz. of cream cheese, softened(you can zap it for about 10 sec, stir and then zap another 10 sec and stir, you want it soft, not runny)

4 tsp horseradish

1 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated~please use fresh Parmesan Cheese, it’s so much better!

I use a microplane grater to grate the hard cheese. It’s real easy! You can get one here!

1 lb. large shrimp, peeled, deveined and cooked. You can buy shrimp already cooked, it’s pink, or cook it yourself; the uncooked are gray. If it says 40-60 or 90-100 on the bag, that means there are that many pieces per pound. The lower the number, the bigger the shrimp. You want to get the bigger ones so you can put filling in them. And if you are going to cook them, please don’t overcook!! They will get rubbery!! Shrimp cooks in about 4 minutes! Real FAST!! (add a little salt and pepper in a little bit of olive oil to saute)

Put the cream cheese into a small mixing bowl.

Then add the horseradish and Parmesan cheese and mix it up until it’s blended and smooth.

Put the mixture into a little sandwich sized baggie and cut one corner out of the bag. (Just a little snip at the corner.)

Cut the shrimp along the outside curve about 2/3 through the shrimp. Don’t cut all the way through, you are going to fill these.

Squeeze the cream cheese mixture into each of the shrimp being careful not to overfill.

Put the little stuffed shrimps on a plate and put them in the fridge for a bit. (At least 30 minutes)

Add cocktail sauce on the side for dipping.

Caramelized Grilled Pineapple

All you need for this naturally sweet grilled treat is a grill and a fresh pineapple! Love these kind of recipes!!

So, you will need to prepare the grill for a low fire.

Lop off the top and the bottomof the pineapple.

Slice down the side and remove the peel and eyes.

Cut the pineapple into quarters and remove the core.

Cut the quarters into 1/2 inch thick slices.

Place the pineapple slices on the grill rack. You can use skewers if you have them. If you are using bamboo skewers,make sure you soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before you grill.

Ya might want to spray the skewers lightly with cooking spray so the pineapples will slide off easily! :)

Grill the slices for 15 minutes, turning once or until they are a little brown.

Should make about 4 servings

The outsides of the pineapple slices may be a little dry, but the insides will be very juicy.

When grilling pineapple y’all don’t have to add any type of sweetener: the natural juices will make them sweet and yummy!!

Enjoy!

Apricot Grilled Shrimp Recipe

I love seafood! Shrimp, fish, lobster, squid(!)…you name it, if its seafood….I’m there! Now if it’s grilled, even BETTER!!

Here’s what y’all need to make these scrumptious Grilled Shrimp:

  • 1/2 C of apricot preserves
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, crushed
  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled, deveined and uncooked.

And here’s how to make it:

  • Heat your grill to medium temperature.
  • Place the preserves in a small mixing bowl.
  • Whisk in the canola oil and soy sauce.
  • Fold the red pepper flakes into the mixture well.
  • Thread the shrimp onto metal skewers. Coat them lightly with cooking spray to make it easier to get them off the skewers.
  • Baste both sides of the shrimp well with the apricot mixture.
  • Place the shrimp on the grill and do not cover.
  • Grill 3 minutes, basting a couple of times.
  • Turn and continue grilling and basting for an additional 3 minutes or until the shrimps turn pink.
  • Makes about 6 servings

If grilling is just not possible, these shrimp can also be cooked under the broiler 4 inches from the heat source for about 3 minutes on each side.  They will turn pink when done!  Y’all can serve these over white rice. YUM!!

Hope you enjoy!