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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

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Bacon wrapped shrimp is a grill cooked shrimp recipe. Prepared with an oil based marinade flavored with onions, oregano, cayenne and garlic powder, the shrimps are wrapped in bacon strips. Grilled uncovered,. The bacon wrapped shrimp comes out incredibly savory and rich. served with rice as a side, it makes a great accompaniment.
  Shrimp 1 Pound, shelled and deveined (Fresh Or Frozen)
  Onion 1 Small, finely chopped
  Olive oil/Vegetable oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dried oregano 1⁄4 Teaspoon, crushed
  Garlic powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Bacon 1⁄2 Pound
  Mexican fried rice 1 Cup (16 tbs) (To Serve)

Thaw shrimp, if frozen.
Place shrimp in plastic bag; set in bowl.
For marinade, in small bowl, combine onion, oil, sugar, cayenne pepper, salt, oregano and garlic powder.
Pour marinade over shrimp; close bag.
Marinate shrimp 3 hours in refrigerator, turning occasionally.
Cut bacon slices into halves length wise, then crosswise.
In large skillet, partially cook bacon.
Drain on paper toweling.
Drain shrimp; reserve marinade.
Wrap bacon strips around shrimp and secure with wooden picks.
Place shrimp in wire grill basket or on 12x9-inch piece of heavy-duty foil.
Grill shrimp, on uncovered grill, over medium-hot Charcoal Briquets 6 minutes or until bacon and shrimp are done, turning basket or individual shrimp once and basting with marinade.
Serve with Mexican Fried Rice.

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