Archive for July 25th 2012

I haven’t blogged about poker night food and recipes for a while. It just seems like on these hot summer nights while you’re sweating it out and wondering whether you should call me or not – you might want to reach for one of these delicious Shrimp Bacon Roll-Ups, try to read my poker face and wonder if  “I may be bluffin’.”

I got this recipe from my friend, Sandy with whom I play poker, and who just happens to be the owner of  Uncle Joe’s BBQ. She also happens to be a kick butt poker player who has managed to, on more than one occasion, rake in the chips from whatever Texas Hold em poker table she is on. Here is the recipe straight from her website, order her sauce blends and make a few of these for you next poker night.


1 pound of uncooked shrimp (peeled, deveined and tail off)
1/2 pound of thick sliced bacon

Place shrimp in gallon size baggie and pour about 1/3 cup of dry blend of Habanero into the bag, add the shrimp and shake. Let sit in refrigerator about 1 hour or until ready to use. Cut bacon strips in half and fatten them out with the palm of your hand or rolling pin. Place shrimp onto bacon and roll.

Place bacon wrapped shrimp onto a skewer. Grill slowly on middle rack turning often. Each time you turn paint with sauce until done. You can bake in the oven also. Oven temp about 400 degrees turn every 5 minutes and baste until crispy on outside.

Small portion of sauce 1/3 cup of blend – 1/4 cup of ketchup – 1/2 cup of water of fluid of your choice. We used apple cider most of the time

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