Bacon-wrapped bacon

Wednesday night, for the next couple of weeks, is FashionNight(tm) around our house — the start of the season of ANTM and the end of Project Runway have intersected. And what says Fashion(tm) more than… bacon! We picked up two pounds of bacon on the way home and made bacon-wrapped shrimp, bacon-wrapped scallops, bacon-wrapped dates, and just-plain bacon. And salad-in-a-bag and rolls so we didn’t feel like exclusive carnivores.

What the F is up with Monique? I’m embarassed that they put “Chicago, IL” under her name everytime she’s pulling some ridiculous tantrum. And holy McCrackers! No one got eliminated on PR! We were so worried for Michael Knight. Four collections at fashion week. Whee!

After the jump, recipes…

Bacon-wrapped Scallops

brown sugar

Wrap bacon around each scallop, secure with toothpicks, and place on cookie sheet. Sprinkle brown sugar on top of the scallop. Place in broiler for 4 minutes, flip scallops, broil for 4 more minutes.

Bacon-wrapped Dates


Cut bacon strips in half. Wrap bacon around dates, secure with toothpicks, and place on cookie sheet. Place in broiler, broil until bacon is crispy, turn over and broil until other side is crispy, too.

Bacon-wrapped Shrimp

shrimps with tails removed
what’s that stuff called? Oh, yeah, bacon

If you’re all fancy and prepared, you can marinate the shrimp for a hour in some sort of citrus marinade. But if the show is already on TV, we gotta get these shrimps going, so just toss some Chachere’s on them. Cut bacon strips in half, place on cookie sheet and cook in oven for a few minutes — remove bacon before it gets crispy. Wrap bacon around a pair of shrimps and impale on skewer. Place on grill and grill until bacon is crispy and shrimps are cooked (4 or 5 minutes).

Just Bacon


Since you already have the broiler going, put bacon strips on a cookie sheet and broil it until crispy on both sides.

1 Comment so far

  1. Bill V (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 12:40 pm

    OK, I’ve found myself a little thin in the pocket the last few weeks and have been cutting down on bar food, and drinking the beer specials. As luck would have it, there’s an item on most menus that’s cheap and tasty and it’s called “add bacon”. Get your beer and a couple of orders of “add bacon” (usually a buck per order) and you’ll be happy all around!

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