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Yes, You Should Wrap That In Bacon

It’s a fundamental truth that bacon makes tasty things taste even tastier.

It’s time to expand your repertoire of bacon-wrapped goodness. Those moments when you hesitate over your stove, when you dare wonder "could this be just a BIT too much?"fear not. The answer always remains the same:


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Turf and surf

Bacon Wrapped Barbeque Shrimp

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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp is a symbiotic relationship: shrimp provides a perfect eating vehicle for bacon. Bacon's presence helps keep the shrimp moist. Everyone wins! Top tip: Pre-cook the bacon a bit before you wrap the shrimp so that shrimp and bacon simultaneously achieve their juicy, crispy best. Good? Good!


Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Corn on the Cob

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A top tip for this Bacon-Wrapped Corn on the Cob: Use pre-cooked bacon or cook bacon at least halfway before wrapping corn. Then, all your goodness is ready at the same time.

Just add a frosty tallboy

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Top tip: Before cooking, make like Allrecipes member morghan and roll Benny's Famous Jalapeno Poppers in a mixture of brown sugar and chili powder. Insane! “I don’t go to a party where I don’t get asked for the recipe!”

That's what I'm talking about

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Time to make these Bacon Wrapped New Potatoes. Because you're worth it.

When you don't want to bother with leftovers after the office potluck...

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When in doubt, bake melt-in-your-mouth Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Mushrooms.

Pork and...pork

Bacon Wrapped Pork Medallions

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"It's almost like eating a filet mignon," they say. Can't believe it? Well, guess who's now making Bacon Wrapped Pork Medallions for dinner tonight?

Two party favorites, together at last

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Brown sugar. Bacon grease. The nostalgic goodness of a Lil' Smokie. Bacon Wrapped Smokies make people smile (after they get over the shock of your genius).

The only thing that could improve upon a perfectly seared scallop

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I'd like you to meet Teriyaki Bacon Wrapped Scallops. I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

In bacon we trust.


About Karen Gaudette Brewer

Karen Gaudette Brewer came into this world craving salmon; thinks orange zest is the best smell in the world; and never met a green chile chicken casserole she didn't like. She's the author of the book "Seafood Lover's Pacific Northwest" and a longtime food writer. Connect with her on Twitter and see what's for dinner: @nwfoodette.