Shrimp Skewers

Makes: 20 skewers at 61o each. Prep Time: 20 minutes. Cook: 3 to 4 minutes. Broil: 6 minutes.

Shrimp Skewers
Yield: 20 skewers Prep 20 mins Cook 3 mins to 4 mins Broil 6 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 1 pound package turkey bacon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 3/4 pound medium-size shrimp (about 20), shelled and deveined
  • 20 small whole onions, thawed (from 1 pound package)
  • 2/3 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Make It

1. Heat broiler. Coat broiler-pan rack with nonstick cooking spray. Soak twenty 6-inch bamboo skewers in warm water for 15 to 20 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in batches, cook bacon in skillet over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes, until still flexible but lightly cooked. Transfer to plate; let stand until cool enough to handle.

3. Mix salt, allspice, cloves, black pepper, cinnamon and red pepper in small bowl; toss 1 teaspoon with shrimp in medium-size bowl.

4. Spread 1 strip bacon on work surface. Top with 1 shrimp; tuck pearl onion into curl of shrimp. Wrap with bacon to enclose shrimp and onion; secure with soaked skewer. Repeat with remaining bacon, shrimp, onions.

5. Whisk together corn syrup, maple extract and vanilla in a small bowl. Stir in remaining spice mixture. Divide in half; set half aside for dipping. Brush some of remaining syrup mixture over bacon-wrapped shrimp.

6. Broil skewers 1 inch from heat, for 3 minutes. Remove from broiler; carefully turn over. Brush with any remaining syrup mixture. Broil another 3 minutes or until bacon is crispy and shrimp cooked through. Serve with reserved syrup on the side for dipping.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 104, Fat, total (g): 5, chol. (mg): 40, sat. fat (g): 1, carb. (g): 10, fiber (g): , pro. (g): 6, sodium (mg): 399, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.