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Asiago Pepper Shrimp

Asiago Pepper ShrimpSure to be a party favorite, your guests will love these crispy broiled, bacon-wrapped asiago cheese and jalapeño-stuffed shrimp.

Recipe Ingredients:

24 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
8 ounces Asiago cheese
1 tablespoon chopped jalapeño pepper
12 slices bacon

Cooking Directions:

  1. Wash the shrimp and pat them dry. Butterfly shrimp by cutting lengthwise along the back—don't cut all the way through, leaving the tail section intact.
  2. Grate the cheese and mix with jalapeño pepper.
  3. Cut each piece of bacon in half.
  4. Fill the open section of each shrimp with about 1 teaspoon cheese mix. Wrap each shrimp with a piece of bacon, and secure with a wooden pick.
  5. Place shrimp on a broiler pan and broil until bacon is crisp. Turn the shrimp and broil until bacon is done.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 237; Calories From Fat: 157; Total Fat: 17g; Saturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 88mg; Total Carbs: 3g; Protein: 19g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture.