A Bacon Treat for the Royal Dad for Father’s Day
You all know perfectly well that tomorrow is Father’s Day here in the good old US of A. Well even I – a King – have a Father who deserves something special for “his” day. My parents are nuts about shrimp and BBQ-ing so I thought this recipe would be PERFECTION for them to do tomorrow. Besides, I can always get a shrimp or two of my very own out of the deal. Check it out:
Grilled BBQ Bacon Shrimp
2 tablespoons butter1/2 cup finely chopped onions1 small jalapeno, seeded and chopped1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepperSalt and freshly ground black pepper1 (1-inch) piece ginger, grated (Note: Couldn’t get fresh ginger at our grocery so skipped it)1/2 cup dark brown sugar1/4 cup orange juice1 cup ketchup16 colossal shrimp, shelled with tail on, deveined (about 1 1/4 pounds)4 slices bacon
- Preheat grill to medium.
- Soak skewers in water while preparing the BBQ sauce. In a medium saucepan melt butter and saute onions and jalapeno, until tender. Season with cayenne, and salt and pepper. Add ginger, brown sugar, orange juice and ketchup in that order making sure to blend each ingredient completely before adding the next ingredient. Let simmer until the edges begin to caramelize, about 15 minutes. Set aside and let cool. Once cool, remove half of the sauce and reserve for dipping. The other half is for brushing on the shrimp when grilling. Cut bacon in thirds. Thread each shrimp onto a skewer, starting from the tail end. Bend the shrimp as you thread it so it lies in 1 straight line on the skewer, removing its natural curve. Wrap the center of each shrimp with a piece of bacon. Brush with BBQ sauce and place skewers with bacon, seam side down, onto the grill. Cook over medium heat until bacon crisps and shrimp is cooked through, about 8 minutes.
Do I have to describe how yummy these are? No?
Good because they are indescribably delish!
Happy Fathers’ Day to Dads everywhere – Royal and Otherwise!