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.

Martha Stewart Living, September 2000


Recipe Summary

Makes 1 dozen of each


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  • 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.