Bacon Wrapped Shrimp and Dates
Wrapping bacon around shrimp and dates before broiling keeps them moist during cooking and adds that ineffable bacon taste; pair them with blue cheese for a satisfying appetizer.
- Yield: Makes 1 dozen of each
Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2000
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon chili sauce
- 12 pieces thinly sliced bacon (10 to 12 ounces)
- 12 pitted dates
- 12 large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left intact (12 ounces)
In a medium bowl, whisk honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, and chili sauce.
Heat broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Cut 3 inches off each slice of the bacon. Wrap each 3-inch piece around a date, and place seam-side down on prepared baking sheet. Wrap each shrimp with a piece of the remaining long strips of bacon, trying not to overlap, and place seam-side down on the same baking sheet. Brush the tops of the dates and the shrimp with half the honey mixture.
Broil until tops are well browned, about 4 minutes. Turn over dates and shrimp, brush with remaining honey mixture, and broil until well browned and shrimp are cooked through, rotating pan if necessary, about 4 minutes more. Remove dates if they are well browned before shrimp are done.