Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Bourbon Sauce

This is a delicious dish perfect as an appetizer or main course. We had bacon wrapped shrimp at two of our favorite restaurants on our recent trip to Gatlinburg over the Christmas holiday. My son loved them so much, I decided to recreate them at home. They were too easy to make. All you have to do is wrap the shrimp with bacon, and secure with a tooth pick. Either grill them, or broil them in your oven. They have to be cooked over high heat, so that the bacon crisps, without making the shrimp overcooked and rubbery. I love the bourbon sauce at some of the chain restaurants, so I modified a copycat bourbon sauce to get the recipe shown below. I used my favorite, Country Bob’s all purpose sauce in this sauce to make it extra special. You can also just use a steak sauce to get a very similar result. You can either brush the shrimp with the sauce before cooking, or just use it as a dipping sauce. The sauce is so rich, we just used it as a dipping sauce.


Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Bourbon Sauce


For the Shrimp:
large or jumbo raw shrimp, cleaned, peeled de-veined, and tails removed
sliced bacon, cut in half

For the Sauce:
1/3 cup diced sweet onions
1/2 teaspoon finely diced garlic
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup steak sauce, I used Country Bob's all purpose sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup apple cider, or apple juice
1/2 cup Bourbon
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco Sauce


Preheat grill, or oven broiler. Clean shrimp, then wrap them in bacon, and secure with a toothpick.

Combine all ingredients for the sauce in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to medium heat. Reduce the sauce by half, or until it has thickened. You can use the sauce as a glaze, or as a dipping sauce.

Grill or broil shrimp until bacon crisps, and shrimp is firm.

8 Responses to “Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Bourbon Sauce”

  1. 1
    Brandi — January 6, 2010 @ 4:27 pm

    I am going to have to try this! I love bacon wrapped shrimp. Thanks for the recipe.

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    The Salty Chef — January 6, 2010 @ 7:49 pm

    I really do like bacon wrapped shrimp, and a bourbon sauce to dip it in sounds delicious. I like the way you wrap your recipe and comments in that separate blockquote, looks really nice and separates the recipe from the article.

  3. 3
    Nicole — January 6, 2010 @ 9:07 pm

    Those shrimp looks divine, and relatively simple – bonus! Thanks for posting the recipe, love your blog!


  4. 4
    Natasha - 5 Star Foodie — January 6, 2010 @ 11:51 pm

    I love the sound of this bourbon sauce, must be fantastic with shrimp!

  5. 5

    This looks like a wonderful, fancy appetizer to serve for parties. The sauce looks great!

  6. 6
    MeatHub Inc. — October 25, 2010 @ 8:58 pm

    This bacon wrapped shrimp sounds amazing! 😀

  7. 7
    Anonymous — February 2, 2014 @ 4:36 pm

    Trying it now !,,

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    Anonymous — February 2, 2014 @ 6:54 pm

    Ok made it and it was easy and wonderful………well done lady! Will do it again and again