Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tasty Tuesday ~~ Louisiana Gulf Shrimp Poppers

Hey blogging buds. Hope you've jumped into a wonderful new year with lots of good eats and progress with your resolutions and goals! Mine's been wonderful so far, with many projects of the creative kind.

Speaking of creative endeavors, the winter issue of Rose & Thorn Journal is coming out this Saturday, and it's jam packed with AWESOME art, short stories and poetry. Hope you'll browse through the issue and leave feedback for the authors and poets as the spirit moves ya. [Hit the link to sign up for our free quarterly newsletters too, if interested!]

Now, on with a yummy, tongue-tickling appetizer recipe. This one comes from sweet Kelli, who I claim as a niece......

Kelli's Shrimp Poppers

3 pounds thick sliced bacon
3 pounds fresh shrimp (16-20 size) cleaned & deveined
1 8-oz. cream cheese, softened
jalapeno peppers

Slice jalapenos the long way and scrape out all the seeds. Fill pepper halvess with cream cheese, add a shrimp to each "unit," and wrap with a piece of bacon. Secure with toothpick.

Whether cooked on a BBQ pit or at your stove, watch poppers closely to keep from burning, turning often to evenly cook on both sides. (Takes about 20-30 minutes per batch on a pit.)

Serve hot and watch your guests' eyes light up! Serves 6 or more.

NOTE:  If you're not into spicy foods, you can substitute slices of green onion for the jalapeno, or use banana peppers since they're not too hot. :)


Anonymous said...

yummmmmmmmm dammit. quit postin fattin goodies and bustin up new year's fat-loosing resolutions, hear?

Christopher S. Ledbetter said...


Diane said...

Not for me, but they actually look really good. I would not be able to eat them, but would give a big smell and let them burn out my nose hairs for me. I'm a wuss, I know.... :O)

Karen said...

Oh, where's my fork when I need it! Love those!

Kittie Howard said...

Yummmmmm! Too delicious for words. If you decide not to claim Kelli, she can come live with us!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Not for those on a diet, that's for sure!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Hey "Anony" Alaine (twin) -- You could stand to gain a pound or 40. Eat up!

Chris - If you make 'em, let me know how you liked. :)

Diane - LOL girl!

I've got extra forks Karen. Never fear. *wink*

Kittie - glad you enjoyed, but I'm keepin' Kelli. haaa

Alex - Bet your'e skinny like my twin! Eat up, life's short. ;)

rosaria said...

Good stuff!

Marguerite said...

Keee-awww! Now that's what I call my kind of appetizer! Cest bon, sha!

That Janie Girl said...


john bord said...

sometimes..... i just dread wandering through here.... gotta get a burlap sack to clean up the drool.... then it is so fer away.... it would take a fortnight to get there.... so i just drool on n crunch the cardboard of cyber up

Jessica Bell said...

Oh my God. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!! This is torture ...

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