Super Bowl Snack: Bacon & Shrimp Fingers

Thanks to SeriousEats.com for sharing this seriously delicious snack! Serve these up as a tasty "finger" food at your Super Bowl Sunday party. Minimal ingredients make up to 18 snacks.

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Check out the original recipe here: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2009/01/super-bowl-snacks-bacon-and-shrimp-fingers-canapes-recipe.html.

Ingredients

  • 9 slices lean peppered bacon, cut in half
  • 1/2 pound shrimp
  • 1/4 cup tomato juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, fry the bacon till half-cooked; drain on paper towels.

  2. Place the shrimp in a saucepan with enough water to cover, bring to a boil, remove from heat, let stand 2 minutes. Drain shrimp, peel, and devein. Chop shrimp finely.

  3. Preheat the oven broiler.

  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the tomato juice and egg till well blended, add the chopped shrimp and remaining ingredients, and mix thoroughly with your hands till mixture is tightened, adding a few more breadcrumbs if necessary.

  5. Roll equal parts of the mixture into 18 fingers, wrap each finger with a piece of bacon, and secure with toothpicks soaked in water. Place on the tack of a broiling pan and broil about 4 inches from the heat till the bacon is crisp, 5 to 6 minutes, turning once. Serve hot or at room temperature as a canape.