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Best Shrimp Appetizer. Shrimp wrapped in bacon with a jalapeno tucked inside and a very special sauce.

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Stuffed with Jalapeno

Bacon wrapped shrimp stuffed with jalapeno pepper, cooked in the oven and dipped into a luscious dipping sauce. A crazy popular crowd pleasing appetizer.
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 92kcal


  • 24 medium shrimp shelled and deveined and tails removed
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 24 wood toothpicks
  • 12 slices bacon
  • 24 pickled jalapeno slices
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon chili sauce See note below
  • 1 Tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1 Tablespoon red bell pepper minced


  • Remove tails, remove shells and devein shrimp. Cut a wide slit down the back of the shrimp, large enough to hold a wedge of jalapeno pepper.
  • Place shrimp and balsamic vinegar in a large resealable plastic bag. Refrigerate for about 15 min.
  • Soak toothpicks in water while shrimp is marinating. Cut bacon in half, crosswise.
  • Remove shrimp from marinade, reserving marinade. Put 1 piece of bacon on work surface, place on shrimp at the end, place one wedge of jalapeno in the slit of the shrimp, roll and secure with toothpick.
  • Stir together mayo, chili sauce, pickle relish, red pepper and 1 T. water. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Broil or grill shrimp brushing with marinade 2-3 minutes. Turn, marinade again and cook another 2-3 min.


If using sliced rings of pickled jalapeno just place the ring in the crook of the shrimp and then roll up in the bacon slices.
Chili Sauce Options: 
Heinz Chili Sauce: Heinz chili sauce contains horseradish and pepper seeds to give it spice. A milder heat option for this recipe.
Sambal Oelek: An Indonesian hot chile sauce. Simple with ingredients, crushed red chiles, vinegar and salt. One tablespoon is roughly the equivalent of 1 jalapeno pepper.


Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 422mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 277IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg