This stuffed shrimp is outstanding. Filled with crab, wrapped with bacon and topped with cheese, even people that don't like shrimp love this.
Don't be afraid to make it, there is nothing to it, but it tastes like you spent all day preparing it. I have not tried grilling shrimp that is stuffed, but I don't know why it wouldn't work.
Speaking of grilled shrimp, isn't that a delicious way to cook them. I love to drizzle the shrimp with lemon and butter and a sprinkle of lemon pepper. Delicious.
This rich and savory dish can be served anytime, it's easy to make and they will think you spent hours on it. Great meal ideas below.
12 jumbo shrimp
12 slices of bacon
1/4 cup minced yellow onion
1/4 cup minced green bell pepper
1/8 cup minced red bell pepper
8 oz lump crab meat
1/4 cup homemade mayonnaise mixed with
1/8 cup Dijon mustard
1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup cheddar and mozzarella cheese, optional
Peel, de-vein and butterfly shrimp. Place shrimp in a bowl and cover with milk until ready to stuff.
In a large mixing bowl, combine onion, green and red pepper, crab, mayonnaise, mustard, Old Bay seasoning cayenne pepper, bread crumbs, water, salt and pepper; mix well.
Take a shrimp in one hand and with a teaspoon, spoon mixture into the butterflied shrimp. Wrap each piece with bacon and secure with a toothpick. Continue until all shrimp are stuffed.
PREHEAT oven to 400 degrees.
Bake, uncovered, for 35 to 40 minutes. If cheese is used, after specified cooking time, remove from the oven and sprinkle with cheese. Return to the oven until cheese is melted.