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Celebrate 4th of July with this Fired- Up Shrimp Skewer Recipe!

Las Palmas Sauces and Chef Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack offer great meal ideas to celebrate the 4th of July.

By LatinoLA Contributor
Published on LatinoLA: June 28, 2016

Celebrate 4th of July with this Fired- Up Shrimp Skewer Recipe!

Fired-Up Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with Jalapeño
Developed by Chef Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, author of

Number of servings: 20
Cook time: 12 minutes


Salsa Verde:
• 2 cloves garlic
• 2 serrano peppers, stemmed and coarsely chopped
• 1 jalapeño pepper, stemmed and coarsely chopped
• ¼ yellow onion, chopped
• Handful cilantro
• One 28-ounce can Las Palmas® Green Enchilada Sauce
• Salt to taste

• 1/2 pound bacon
• 1/2 cup salted butter, melted
• 1 tablespoon lime juice
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
• 1/2 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
• 20 medium-large shrimp (about 1 pound)
• 3 jalapeño peppers, cut into thin strips
• Wooden toothpicks, presoaked


For the Salsa Verde:
1. In a blender place garlic, chopped serrano and jalapeño peppers, onion, cilantro, Las Palmas® Green Enchilada Sauce, and blend for about 1 minute. Do not over blend. Salsa should be chunky. Taste and add salt as needed.

For the Shrimp:
• Microwave bacon on high for 1 minute. Separate slices and cut slices in half crosswise and let cool.
• In a bowl, combine melted butter, lime juice, garlic powder, pepper, and oregano.
• Peel the shrimp, butterfly, and devein, leaving the tail and last section intact. Place 2 jalapeño strips in each shrimp and press sides together. Wrap a half slice of bacon around each shrimp and secure with a toothpick. Use a pastry brush to coat the shrimp with butter mixture.

• Skewer 3 to 4 shrimp per skewer. (If using wooden skewers, don't forget to soak skewers about 30 minutes before using.) Place crosswise on the grates and grill for about 4 to 6 minutes on each side. Remove from skewer and serve warm with salsa verde.

Broiling Alternative:
• Place bacon-wrapped shrimp evenly on a foil-lined cookie sheet. Place under broiler. Broil for 10 to 12 minutes, turning over after 5 to 6 minutes.

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