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Cheese Filled Shrimp

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  Shrimp 12 Large (Colossal-Size Shrimp , About 15 Pieces Per Pound))
  Jack cheese 2 Ounce
  Bacon slices 6 , cut in half crosswise
  Fine dry bread crumbs 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Tomato based cocktail sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Peel shrimp (leave shell on tail, if desired) and devein.
Starting about 1/4 inch from head end, cut along back of each shrimp to make a pocket about 3/4 inch deep and 1 1/2 inches long.
In center of slit, make a 1/4 inch cut through shrimp.
Cut cheese into 1-inch triangles about 1/2 inch thick.
Tuck 1 point of the triangle into the 1/4-inch cut.
Tightly wrap a half slice of bacon around shrimp to enclose cheese.
Impale a slender wooden skewer through tail end of shrimp and then through bacon and cheese.
If made ahead, cover and chill up until next day.
Coat shrimp in crumbs.
In a deep 3- to 4-quart pan, heat about 2 inches oil until it reaches 350° on a thermometer.
Cook 3 or 4 shrimp at a time, turning if needed, until golden and cheese begins to melt, about 1 1/2 minutes.
Drain shrimp on paper towel-lined pans in a 150° oven, up to 20 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Deep Fried

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 889 Calories from Fat 254

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g47.6%

Saturated Fat 13.3 g66.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 705 mg235%

Sodium 1469 mg61.2%

Total Carbohydrates 37 g12.3%

Dietary Fiber 0.75 g3%

Sugars 15.1 g

Protein 104 g207.6%

Vitamin A 41.1% Vitamin C 37.4%

Calcium 64.8% Iron 60.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Cheese Filled Shrimp Recipe