Bakin’ With Bacon and the King

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Greetings Bacon Lovers!    I’ve got another TREAT for you today!

I know Thanksgiving is coming very soon and while this isn’t something you would have for your WHOLE meal, it’s still something that would make a very tasty appetizer for holiday time – whether Thanksgiving or Christmas.  Just a snack – or maybe even something to put on a brunch buffet if you have company!    It sure is good – The ROYAL Mom and Dad can testify to that.

Shrimp-Pineapple-Bacon Party Pizza

Ingredients

  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple tidbits, drained and juice reserved
  • 6 thick-sliced bacon strips, apple- or maple-smoked is best
  • 1 small green pepper, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce (optional – in fact I didn’t use it but it’s in the recipe and if I’d had it I would have used it – hoisin is delicious)
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) spreadable chive and onion cream cheese (it was in the cheese department in all four of our grocery stores so pretty “common” to find!)
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, plus more for topping

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. On a lightly floured surface, unfold pastry sheet; cut in half. Roll each half into a 10×6-in. rectangle. Place on a baking sheet. Fold under 1/4-in. of edges to form a rim. Prick center of pastry with a fork. Repeat with remaining pastry sheet. Bake until crust is golden, about 12 minutes. While pastry is baking, marinate shrimp in juice from pineapple tidbits.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon, stirring occasionally, over medium-low heat until crisp, about 12 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Reserve 1-1/2 tablespoons drippings.
  • Heat 1 teaspoon of drippings in skillet over medium-high heat; cook pepper until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Remove from skillet. Drain shrimp; add to skillet with remaining bacon drippings. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until shrimp turn pink, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in hoisin sauce.
  • Spread cream cheese over puff pastries. Scatter shrimp evenly over cream cheese. Sprinkle bacon and green pepper over shrimp. Using paper towels, squeeze pineapple tidbits dry; scatter over pizza. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake until crust is browned and cheese has melted, about 10 minutes. Let stand briefly before cutting each pastry into 6 rectangles. If desired, top with addition Parmesan cheese.

KITCHEN SPY GUY:     “If I’m real quiet, perhaps The King of Bacon won’t notice me hiding in the back of the kitchen watching him make this – sure sounds delish and I want to make it myself!!!!!!”

Oh little kitty – don’t eat that leaf – I’ve got something way better with shrimpies and bacon in it!

Give this one a whirl everyone – it’s really delicious.   Would I kid you?  Nope!

YES!

It’s good to be King – especially around the holidays!   Join me next week for another winner…..

King Teddy

43 responses »

  1. It sounds and looks good! Maybe we will give it a try tomorrow. I don’t have one thing in the pantry for this recipe. Have to do some shopping. 65* here this morning and raining… as close to real November as we are going to get. I can always pretend, I have a candle lit and it feels very cozy. Hope you have a morning fire, I always loved a morning fire 🙂

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    • Guess what – we DO have a morning fire and it is wonderful……unfortunately I’m doing laundry so I can’t sit and enjoy it much but that’s OK – I know it’s there and when I sit in my recliner I’m loving it! Time to head to the grocery if you don’t have the stuff for this recipe because it REALLY is delicious. Every time I try one of these recipes I get a LONGER grocery list because we have so many “favorites” now thanks to King Teddy’s Saturday posts! HAHAHA

      Love and Hugs, Pam

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  2. 73 here … it just finished raining, otherwise it would be at least 10 degrees hotter. 64 for a low tonight. I expect snowbirds to begin arriving any day.
    Great recipe!
    Purrseidon

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