Bacon. Wrapped. Shrimp.

-I finally did it.

I’m not sure why it took so long. But the revelation came to me on Sunday night. Maybe it was the exhaustion from a long drive back from Rogers.

I made bacon-wrapped shrimp.

I’m not sure if I’ve ever shared this on the blog, but  I’m a huge advocate for the great Ron Swanson. He might be a demigod. I’m not one to pass judgement. But he’s the one who turned me on to this delectable treat.

A brief history.

Caught up? Good.

So it’s simple enough. Take the bacon, wrap it around five jumbo shrimp.

I did that.

Step 1.

Step 2.

The tricky part was getting the bacon to cook just right. Conventional wisdom called for the bacon to be slightly pre-cooked, but I was too excited. This was bacon-wrapped shrimp, after all.

So I stayed out with the shrimp (and the bacon) and constantly flipped them a lot in their five minutes on the grill, making sure the fat content didn’t mean that the fire tore into them. It almost did, but I had to prevent it. I mean, this was bacon-wrapped shrimp.

I did it.

It was just like you’d expect from a taste standpoint. Somewhere between blowing your head off and making you slap your momma. I tried to savor it more but I just couldn’t.

I mean, this was bacon-wrapped shrimp.

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