Well, I`m not sure I`d even call todays post a recipe, more of a hack that`s just so ridiculously amazing it needs to be shared. This simple man`s plan to better eating today comes in the form of Bacon Wrapped Prawns with Sweet Thai Chili Sauce Glaze. Now when I say simple it can`t get much more basic. 3 ingredients, a few minutes of active time & 15-20 minutes in the oven yields an appetizer I guarantee will be the hit of your next get together, gathering, BBQ, pot luck, game day or any other time event. Come on, plump juicy shrimp, smoky bacon all brought together with a sticky, spicy sweet glaze, what`s not to like! These are literally going to fly off the plate! Not kidding here, figure on how many you`ll need & double it. No, better triple the number, any other selections are going to pale in comparison. These would also make a great foundation for an entrée. Pair them up with a quick veggie stir fry & some rice noodles. It`ll be a home run!
Here`s all you need for your Bacon Wrapped Prawns with Sweet Thai Chili Sauce Glaze:
Prawns or Shrimp- whatever you want to call them. Go big here, I used U-8`s but anything up to about 16-20 count will work beautifully. Peeled & deveined, tails left on.
Bacon- Thin cut, 1/2 to a while piece per prawn depending on size
Sweet Thai Chili Sauce
That`s it, I told you, just 3 easy ingredients.These are so gorgeous, I`m thinking heaven sent is appropriate here.Start by peeling & deveining your shrimp. Nobody wants to see much less eat that nasty digestive track. Leave the tails intact. They`re great little handles as well as perfectly crunchy & delicious. I can never figure out why more people don`t eatèm.Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Lay a strip of bacon out flat. Starting at the tail roll up to securely encase your prawns. These were exceptionally big so I used 1 piece for each. If you`re using smaller a half a piece will do.All rolled & pretty. Repeat.Ready for some heat.Line a baking sheet with foil & give it a quick hit of cooking spray. Lay the prawns out in a single layer with a little space in between. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the bacon starts to crisp turning them over half way through the cooking time.It`s not as if the whole bacon shrimp combination aren’t good enough but this is going to send them over the top. Brush both sides with the Sweet Thai Chili Sauce. Slide them back into the oven for another 5 minutes & you`re finished. Another great thing about these are that they don`t need to be served piping hot. Warm or at room temperature & they`re perfect.Plate & drizzle a little extra sauce over the top.
Serve & enjoy your Bacon Wrapped Prawns with Sweet Thai Chili Sauce Glaze! You`re going to be so glad to have these in your life!