Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Jalapeño Poppers
- 8 ounces fresh shrimp
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup cream cheese
- 2 jalapeños seeds removed and halved down the middle
- 4 slices bacon
- chili powder for garnish
- lemon juice for garnish
These bacon wrapped shrimp jalapeño poppers are the ultimate quick and easy appetizer or party food. One bite and you get the delicious combination of the heat of the chile, crispiness of the bacon and cool balance of the cream cheese....so good!
I also added sautéed shrimp to the mix, which kicked my poppers up to a whole new level. Simply combine the shrimp with the cream cheese for a tasty filling for your popper. Wrap it all up in bacon (because just about anything wrapped in bacon tastes good) and you've got an easy appetizer full of flavor and texture.
If you want to skip the shrimp, check out this recipe for jalapeño poppers with bacon jam.