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Shrimp-Jalapeno Poppers

Summary

Small plates. Big taste. These Shrimp-Jalapeno "Poppers" are HUGE on taste and can be prepped in just ten minutes. Wow your guests with these amazing appetizers at your next backyard barbecue.

What You Need

  • 32 large uncooked large shrimp (about 1 lb.), peeled, deveined
  • 1/3 cup Italian dressing
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 32 RITZ Crackers
  • 6 oz. (3/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) sharp cheddar cheese
  • 11 slices bacon, each cut into 3 pieces
  • 4 fresh jalapeƱo peppers, each cut into 8 slices

Instructions

  1. Combine shrimp and dressing. Refrigerate 30 min. to marinate. Meanwhile, mix sour cream and cilantro. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Heat grill to medium heat. Place crackers in single layer in disposable foil pan. Cut cheese into 16 slices, then cut each slice diagonally in half. Place on crackers; cover with foil.
  3. Drain shrimp; discard marinade. Wrap each shrimp with piece of bacon; thread onto skewers. (Discard remaining bacon piece.) Grill skewers 10 min. or until shrimp turn pink, turning frequently. Meanwhile, place covered foil pan with crackers on grill grate; grill 2 min. Remove from grill. Let stand, covered, 1 to 2 min. or until cheese is slightly melted.
  4. Remove shrimp from skewers; place on crackers. Top with sour cream mixture and peppers.
Variation

Prepare using drained canned sliced jalapeno peppers.

Cooking time (duration)

Prep: 10 min. Total: 50 min.

Number of servings (yield)

32 servings

Category

Appetizer

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