Camarones con Tocino (Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp)

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Camarones con Tocino {Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp}

Camarones con Tocino {Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp}

This was one of my husband’s favorite meals when he was a kid.  He remembers always ordering it at Mexican restaurants.  It’s a new meal for me.  But, what’s not to love?!  Bacon makes everything better.  And it’s a fun presentation for kids.

I like to serve the bacon-wrapped shrimp over a bed of arroz {Mexican rice} covered with melted cheese.  Garnish with avocado slices and light sour cream. 

Camarones con Tocino (Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp)
Recipe type: Main Course
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Serves: 4
Bacon-wrapped shrimp make a tasty appetizer or a filling main course when served over a bed of cheesy arroz.
  • 6 strips of bacon, cut in half
  • 12 shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • Dash of black pepper, optional
  • Dash of garlic powder, optional
  • Arroz (Mexican Rice)
  • Cheese, grated
  • Light sour cream
  • Avocado slices
  1. Peel, de-vein and rinse the shrimp.
  2. Pat them dry between two paper towels.
  3. Sprinkle them lightly with black pepper and garlic powder if desired.
  4. Cut the bacon in half so that you end up with 12 shorter pieces of bacon.
  5. Wrap one bacon strip around each shrimp, securing the bacon in place with a toothpick.
  6. Place the bacon-wrapped shrimp in a pan over medium heat and cook them until they are done, turning and rotating them occasionally so that all sides of the bacon and shrimp are cooked.
  7. You can also grill the bacon-wrapped shrimp or cook them on a broiler pan to allow the bacon grease to drain.
  8. Sprinkle each serving of arroz with grated cheese and heat in a microwave for 10-15 seconds to melt the cheese.
  9. Serve the bacon-wrapped shrimp over the bed of rice.
  10. Garnish with avocado slices and light sour cream.

Camarones con Tocino {Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp}

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