Butterflied shrimp are stuffed with jalapeno and wrapped in bacon, and it just gets better from there. There are never any leftovers when I make this recipe - it's a crowd pleaser! This goes great with dirty rice a nice green salad and crusty French bread
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 2 pounds large shrimp - peeled, deveined and butterflied
- 1 (8 ounce) package Monterey Jack cheese, sliced
- 3 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and julienned
- 1 pound bacon, cut into thirds
- 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning, or to taste
Preheat a grill for high heat. Soak skewers in water.
Place a strip of jalapeno into the opening of butterflied shrimp. Wrap with a piece of the bacon, and thread onto skewers so that the shrimp is pierced once through the head, and once through the tail, and bacon is secure. You can usually fit about 6 shrimp on a skewer. Make sure there is a little space between the shrimp, this will help the bacon cook better. Season both sides of the shrimp generously with Cajun seasoning.
Lightly oil the grill grate. Place shrimp skewers on the grill, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on one side. Turn, and place slices of cheese over the shrimp. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, until bacon is browned, and cheese is melted.