Yes! Bacon Wrapped Shrimp!

This savory appetizer is sure to please almost EVERYONE. Plus it is so easy and calls for a simple list of ingredients.

The fresh basil grown from your AeroGarden will give this a gourmet taste and an elevated visual appeal. 

Out of basil? Don’t worry, basil grows really fast and ready for harvest in just a couple of weeks. 

There are several basil seed pod kit options to choose from. 

Ingredients

1/2 cup olive oil

2 tsp crushed red pepper

1 lb large shrimp

1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

1 1/2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese

2 garlic cloves, minced

16 pieces bacon

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Mix olive oil and crushed red pepper in small bowl and set aside.
  3. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails on. Butterfly shrimp by cutting a slit along the back and gently pressing open.
  4. Combine basil, Parmesan and garlic in a small bowl. Place basil mixture evenly in shrimp openings; press shrimp closed.
  5. Cook bacon over medium heat until partially cooked. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Wrap each shrimp with 1 slice bacon, and place on greased baking sheet.
  7. Brush infused olive oil over shrimp and bake for 8 to 9 minutes.

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