What’s a great way to use some jalapenos hanging around in your fridge? Wrap them in shrimp and then wrap that in bacon and throw them on the grill! I love anything with a little kick of heat and these came together so easily. Scroll down below the recipe to read about our experience growing our own peppers.
Bacon wrapped jalapeño stuffed shrimp
A delicious way to use hot peppers it to stuff them into shrimp and wrap them with magic… I mean bacon.
- Bacon, we used 5 slices, could have used a couple more
- Shrimp, we used about 20
- Jalapeño, sliced into small pieces.
- Skewers (If they’re wooden make sure to soak in water for an hour or so)
Peel and clean your shrimp.
Par cook your bacon on the grill or in a pan until it is soft. This is done so that once you wrap the shrimp the bacon will crisp quickly and you won’t risk overcooking the shrimp or being left with soft bacon.
Somehow get the shrimp, jalapeño and bacon on the skewer. We tried a few different ways to see what would work the best. The most successful way is to put the piece of jalapeno in the middle of the shrimp and wrap the bacon around. Then thread the skewer through the whole thing making sure it goes through the jalapeño in the middle.
Grill for 4-6 minutes per side on a hot grill or until shrimp is opaque and bacon is crispy.
We are a heat loving family. Peppers of any kind are always invited into our home (except for bell peppers, but that’s another story). This is why we were so excited to grow peppers in our garden this year. We picked up four Serrano pepper seedlings and also seeded our own. The seeds we directly sowed in the grown did not do that well. They got sown late and never really popped. The four seedling on the other hand are doing fine… I think. They’re little. Very little. Little stunted pepper babies. But they are producing peppers at least. Again very little peppers.
I’ve been doing some research on why they are so small and a lack of nitrogen seems to be the most common reason. I’ll do some fertilizing to see if I can pump them up a little. But since they are already fruiting I doubt they’ll grow much more foliage, but bigger peppers would be nice.
I was also reading about tricks to increase yield in pepper plants. One suggestion is to pick off the flowers for the first month or so of growth to urge the plant to focus on growing bigger instead of focusing on fruit production. I also read that peppers grown in containers as opposed to in the garden seem to grow bigger faster and produce more. Something to keep in mind for next year.