Poppin’ Shrimp

Here’s a super simple and delicious recipe perfect for entertaining that’s low-carb, paleo, grain and gluten-free.

Poppin’ Shrimp

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 10 Skewers

Poppin’ Shrimp


  • 2 lbs large shrimp, peeled, deveined, and rinsed
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 jalapenos, halved, seeded, and cut into thin slices
  • 1 lb bacon strips, halved
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 lime, quartered


  1. In a small bowl mix together garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  2. Place shrimp in a large bowl and season with 3/4 of the spice mixture, tossing to evenly coat.
  3. Working with one shrimp at a time, make a slit about 3/4-inch long as base of shrimp.
  4. Place one jalapeno slice in cut slit, then wrap base of shrimp all the way around with half a slice of bacon.
  5. Repeat with rest of shrimp.
  6. Thread shrimp onto skewers and season lightly with remaining spice mixture.
  7. Brush shrimp lightly with coconut oil.
  8. Grill shrimp over high heat until bacon crisps and shrimp just cook through, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  9. Remove to a platter and serve with lime wedges.


About the Author

Harnessing 10 years of experience as a private chef to the Southern California elite and a deep understanding of the healing properties of food, Camille is committed to transforming the lives of those she touches by helping them shifting healthcare from the medicine cabinet to the pantry and the doctors office to the garden.