INGREDIENTS (makes 12 jumbolicious scrimps)
- 12 jumbo, raw, peeled and deveined shrimp
- 2 Tbsp grapeseed oil or olive oil
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 2 Tablespoons fresh orange juice
- 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder (or to taste)
- Pinch of kosher salt
- 6 strips thin bacon cut in half (12 pieces)
In a medium bowl, combine the oil, orange zest, orange juice, chipotle powder and salt. Add the shrimp and make sure it is all well coated. Set aside in the fridge for 5 to 10 minutes.
When you are ready, run outside and turn on your grill on high, for direct heat, then run back into house. Take a zip of your beer and take a breather.
After 10 or so minutes, wrap a half piece of bacon around each piece of shrimp, then thread the shrimp onto skewers, preferably the long, flat ones or metal skewers. You can also use bamboo, but make sure you soak them in water for at least a half hour first. Drizzle the remaining marinade over the shrimp.
Now, with all your shrimps wrapped in bacon, quickly take them outside to your hot grill and grill uncovered for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, until shrimp is pink and the bacon is crisp. Make sure you take a cold beverage with you because these will be the hottest 14 minutes of your life. When shrimp is done, run back in and enjoy them with your life-partner...