Saturday, January 13, 2018

Coconut Coastal Bohemian Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Shhh ....look both ways, it's a secret..... I'm on the South Beach Diet.... sort of.... kinda.

There I said it. 

 Actually, I have reduced my fat ass, carb intake( this means bread, rice and pasta in my world) and this is a recipe I  concocted that rocked.  ( I'm also portioning. I'm Greek and Italian and my family has no idea about portion control, they probably think it's a fancy button or a hands free switch from Lowe's.) 
Now, when I serve myself  I just model my plate after those frozen food section, little, tiny meals. That's my version of portion control. Sad but true. Whatever works.


Coconut Coastal Bohemian Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
Here's what you need. 
1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Melted
1 Tbsp Persian Lime Olive Oil (Found at Olive Oil stores)
Peeled and Deveined Shrimp 16-20 count size
Uncured Bacon (I used 1/2 pkg)
4 cloves garlic grated
1 tsp paprika
salt 
pepper


Turn the oven to broil and put the cast iron grill inside to preheat. Throw the shrimp in a bowl with  coconut oil, lime oil, garlic,  paprika, only a dash of salt, because we are using salty bacon and a generous shake of pepper. (I'm so not Rachel Ray) Lol

Marinate while you are cutting the bacon strips in half. 


Wrap shrimp using one half bacon strip per shrimp.I use uncured. 




Place bacon strip ends down on preheated cast iron grill. 





Broil 2-3 minutes per side. 
 Done. 







Let's talk about bacon here for a moment. Years ago after serving and eating many a family breakfast that included bacon, I started to notice a scary pattern. I would eat bacon and get grumpy or angry or want to rip my ex husband to bits and pieces. That's not right. 


I connected it quietly to the bacon. I tested it over the years and I'm sure I'm  allergic to bacon unless it is uncured. I guess the nitrites and nitrates don't play well in my body. It feels like I'm the angry  Hulk or the Wolfman changing into the hairy, clawed beast.That's how radical it feels to me.  I mention this because I'm amazed that I connected this more than 20 years ago. It has made me more aware of nitrates and nitrites in my life. 

Now,


Serve with broccoli slaw if you are being bread free. :(


Serve with brown rice and roasted nuts and chopped arugula if you can spare the carbs. 




                          I'll get these other recipes out there soon.


I hope you try this simple  5 minute recipe. 




With love and gratitude,
Michele- not a hairy, beasty, monster mama anymore

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