Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Shakin and Bacon Party Dishes

Thank you to all who came out to support my with my Shakin and Bacon Party!
I have decided I got so many great dishes I needed to put them all in one place for everyone to see and have access to.

From Joure's Rustic Kitchen
Bacon Wrapped Chicken
4 deboned and de-skinned chicken breast
3 pieces of Parma ham or bacon
2 punnets of cherry tomatoes. Try to get 2 different ones. I like using the yellow and the red ones. More eye candy on your plate.
Balsamic vinegar
Olive oil
Dried oregano
Salt and pepper
1 packet of pasta

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius (Approx 355 degrees F).
Wrap the chicken in the Parma ham or bacon. Stick a toothpick through it if it keeps on rolling off.
Place the breasts in a baking tray.
Add the tomatoes to the tray letting them fall on and next to the chicken.
Sprinkle everything with some balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
Grate some salt and pepper over this and add the oregano. (About ½ teaspoon per chicken breast)
Bake in the oven for about 3-45 minutes, depending on how thick your breasts are.
Cook the pasta according to instructions.
When the chicken and the pasta is done, plate the pasta up, pour some of the juice that collected in the bottom of the tray over, and place a chicken breast on top.
You are ready to tuck in!

 From Who Needs A Cape?

From Food Done Light

From Simple Fare, Fairly Simple 
Colossal Raw Shrimp - deveined and tails removed
Bacon- cut in half
Cajun Seasoning - 1 teaspoon per 6 - 8 shrimp, adjust

to your taste
Decide how many shrimp you're going to need. Rinse and pat dry.
Soak toothpicks in water for about 15 minutes or so.
Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of cajun seasoning over the shrimp and let it hang out for a while.
Cook your bacon until the edges are curly but not cooked all the way through. I put my half pieces on a plate and cooked them in the microwave for about 90 seconds. Just long enough to start to cook them but not all the way. Pat the grease off with a paper towel.
Spray a grill pan with cooking spray and heat over medium heat.
Wrap the partially cooked bacon around a shrimp and secure with a toothpick. I started at the side of a shrimp and poked the toothpick through to the other side so I could flip the shrimp without the toothpick getting in the way.
If you're cooking a larger quantity and want to, you can also put these on a cookie sheet and bake them on 375 for about 10 minutes...turning once...or until the shrimp are pink and the bacon is done to your liking.
I grilled mine for about 3 - 4 minutes per side to ensure everything was cooked through.
I ate mine with barbecue sauce and they were phenomenal!!!!

From Manila Spoon

From Barefootingly Simple
Be sure to add bacon to the ground beef mixture like she did!! (adapted from allrecipes.com)

From Crêpes Suzettes


Bacon Wrapped Butternut Squash with Maple Syrup
Bacon wrapped round butternut squash slices (part baked first) with sage and maple syrup. Finish baking until bacon is crispy.



From Michele Anne's Kitchen. With Love.


  1. Wow, what a lovely line-up! Am all set for two weeks if I cook all of these! :-)
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. You are welcome! I need to go back on my time line and post the recipes from my other parties.

  2. Thank you for featuring my Clam Linguini with bacon! Nettie

  3. Yummy, all that yummy bacon. My pinning finger is getting cramp :)