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Bacon Bay Shrimp Recipe

Serving a light, yet savory appetizer is a must for any cocktail party. Even if you have the pickiest of guests, you want to serve something that is tasty and appeals to everyone.

When it comes to throwing an engagement party for your friends or family members, creating a delicious appetizer is definitely a necessity, but it doesn't have to be complicated or stressful. Taking on the task of serving up an entire meal can be exhausting, so just stick to serving small appetizers and a signature cocktail, like my Grape Bubbly cocktail.

I was inspired to pair this appetizer and cocktail together by this confetti invitation from Fine Stationery. The round shape of the shrimp is a subtle nod to the invitation, and both have treandy, yet classic elements to them. 



For this Bacon Bay Shrimp appetizer, you only need three ingredients, which you might even have already in your kitchen, or can easily find at any grocery store. With just uncooked shrimp, bacon and some Old Bay seasoning (held together with toothpicks, of course), you'll have a delicious appetizer that everyone will love -- especially the bride and groom-to-be! 



  • 1 dozen uncooked shrimp
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • Old Bay seasoning
  • Wooden skewers or toothpicks

Preheat oven to 450*. Wrap each individual shrimp with a half slice of bacon. Sprinkle shrimp with a few dashes of Old Bay seasoning.

Cook for 10-15 minutes, flipping shrimp over to the other side half way through.

Slide skewer or toothpick through each shrimp to secure bacon. Serve hot.

Makes: 12 shrimp

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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