MARINATED BACON WRAPPED PRAWNS

Oh my goodness.  Yes, oh my goodness. Bacon, marinade, prawns, what is not to love? Unless you do not like prawns, DH does not...I usually make these babies when I know my kids might be around for a visit, DH is happy with tortilla chips and salsa. So quick and easy too. These are fabulous appetizers that are wonderful on their own or served with a Seafood Sauce. (In Canada, Heinz Seafood Cocktail sauce is Gluten Free). Just increase the amount depending on your crowd.
6 slices of bacon, cut in half
12 frozen prawns, tail on, de-thawed in the fridge, and rinsed well
juice of 1 lime
Olive oil, 3 to one ratio with the lime juice
1/4 tsp. Chipotle Chili Powder
1 garlic clove, smashed and thinly sliced
In a bowl mix lime, olive oil, chipotle chili powder and garlic clove.  Place prawns in a bowl and pour in the marinade, tossing to coat well, and marinate for 30 minutes in the fridge.
Heat up a cast iron frying pan on medium high heat.  Wrap each prawn in a half slice of bacon, then brush each prawn with some of the marinade.

Add prawns to the pan searing the bacon on each side. (I worried the prawns would be overcooked, but the rendered bacon fat kept them nice and moist). Once browned, turn over and brown the other side.  Serve plain or with Gluten Free Seafood Cocktail Sauce.  A real crowd pleaser!

Ina Gawne
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4 comments on “MARINATED BACON WRAPPED PRAWNS”

  1. Oh Yum!! Perfect timing on this recipe. One of our favorite restaurants here used to served these, and just last night we went there and they were no longer on the menu.

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