Paleo Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp on the Barbie!

I hope all our U.S. friends had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! Like many of you, we wanted to throw something on the grill…

whole30 compliant recipe markI have to admit, grilling season here in Arizona is pretty much year round, and I love it! I take total advantage of it because it’s such a quick and easy way to make a tasty, fast and healthy meal without heating up the kitchen.

I wanted something on the lighter side plus I need to add more appetizers to my collection of paleo recipes. So we grilled some bacon-wrapped shrimp with a lime marinade, a little chipotle seasoning, and a sliver of fresh jalapeno to add a little kick to each succulent bite.

These were awesome, and they could just as easily be baked in the oven – a versatile paleo recipe for any occasion. [av_sidebar widget_area=’Lockerdome’ av_uid=’av-9k31v’]

Since we made these as kabobs, it was a no brainer to put some veggies on a stick as well and grill them the same way.

We added our spicy avocado sauce as a side to the grilled veggies, and the result was a super-easy shrimp and veggie paleo dinner.

Tomorrow ill post the veggie kabobs, so look for those.

These two recipes paired together or with your other favorites will be a sure winner!

Enjoy! :)

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp


  • 16 large shrimp (about 1 lb)
  • 8 strips of uncooked bacon, each cut in half
  • 1 jalapeno, green
  • Skewers (pre-soak in water if wooden)
  • Marinade
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1-2 gloves of garlic, minced
  • Shrimp Seasoning
  • Chipotle powdered seasoning


    Shrimp Prep:
  1. Peel and de-vein shrimp
  2. Marinade and Cooking Instructions
  3. Mix marinade ingredients in small bowl or Ziplock plastic bag, add cleaned shrimp, and allow to marinade for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator
  4. After the shrimp has marinated, pre-heat oven to 400-degrees F
  5. Line a cookie sheet with foil
  6. Cut your 8 slices of uncooked bacon in half, and place on cookie sheet
  7. Next pre-cook bacon slices in the oven for about 8 minutes (you don't want them crisp, just partially cooked and still limp)
  8. While bacon is cooking, remove seeds from jalapeno and cut into long, thin strips
  9. Remove bacon and let cool for a few minutes
  10. Pre-heat barbecue grill - medium heat
  11. Sprinkle shrimp pieces with chipotle seasoning
  12. Tightly wrap a half-strip of the partially-cooked bacon around a piece of shrimp and a slice or two of the jalepeno
  13. Insert skewer through the wrapped shrimp so it holds the bacon and jalepeno firmly in place
  14. Repeat with each shrimp
  15. Cook on grill - about 3 minutes each side, or until bacon is cooked and shrimp is opague
  16. Remove from skewers, serve hot, and enjoy!


Join the Conversation

  1. where do I find recipes for the Paleo diet for crohns?

    1. Jo Lynn, send me a email and I will see what I can do to help.

  2. These were excellent. I didn’t have jalapenos so I used what I had on hand which was mild pepper rings, but it was still very good. I will make these again! Thank you so much!!

    1. Yay Carrie! great idea with the pepper rings. Just gives it a little zing…I’m so glad you like them! :)

  3. oh my. had to wipe drool off myself. :-)

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