Everything in this dish is grilled—even the lemon slices, which you can treat as a garnish or nibble on with the shrimp. Grilling the shrimp in their shells helps retain flavor and avoids overcooking this luscious dinner. Another tip: Relegate the bacon to the cooler areas of the grill, since the flames will flare up as the fat drips.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Toss shrimp in a large nonreactive baking dish with zest and juice of 1 lemon, the Old Bay seasoning, and oil. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

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  • Heat grill to medium-high. Slice remaining lemon into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Grill lemon slices, shrimp, and bacon directly on grates until lemon slices are caramelized (2 to 3 minutes per side), shrimp are cooked through (about 3 minutes per side), and bacon is lightly charred and crisp (4 to 5 minutes per side). Transfer lemons and shrimp to a bowl, and the bacon to a plate. Let cool slightly.

  • Tear bacon into 2-inch pieces, and add to bowl with lemons and shrimp. Toss until well combined.

Reviews (2)

18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
08/07/2012
Delicious, easy, and a wonderful summer dish! I served it over plain pasta after tossing everything together. The pasta had a nice coating of the flavor from the marinade. I am a terrible cook and I didn't mess this up!
Rating: Unrated
08/07/2012
Delicious, easy, and a wonderful summer dish! I served it over plain pasta after tossing everything together. The pasta had a nice coating of the flavor from the marinade. I am a terrible cook and I didn't mess this up!