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Recipe of the Day: Bacon-wrapped shrimp

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp
Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp


1⁄2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing

2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest

1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice

6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

6 small jarred or dried Calabrian chiles, minced, or 2 teaspoons dried cayenne/chipotle peppers

Jumbo shrimp, shelled, deveined, with tails intact

Slices of bacon, cut in half crosswise

In a large baking dish, whisk oil with the zest, lemon juice, garlic and chiles/pepper.

Wrap each shrimp with a piece of bacon and add to the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour; turn the shrimp halfway through marinating. Do not marinate longer than an hour.

Light a grill or preheat a grill pan; brush with oil. Season the shrimp lightly with salt and pepper. Grill over high heat, turning once, until the bacon is browned and the shrimp is just cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to a platter and serve with the cocktail sauce and lemon wedges.

Serves 6.