Sunday, December 30, 2012

Bacon Wrapped Crab Stuffed Prawns

So...I don't want to brag or anything...but...I invented the best appetizer ever.
No...I'm not even lying.
 I don't think you understand how amazing these are. They have bacon and crab and cream cheese and prawns. All together. In one super-de-duper-uber-amazing-once-you-eat-these-you-will-be-ruined-for-all-other-food appetizer.
Okay...those of you out there who don't like seafood - you might not be a fan of this recipe. Everyone else though - be prepared to eat the most delicious thing ever. In the entire world.
Maybe I'm hyping this up a bit too much?

Bacon Wrapped Crab Stuffed Prawns

1 can (120 gr) chunk crab meat
1 pkg (8 oz) light cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup onion, finely diced
1 tsp parsley
pinch sea salt
30 jumbo prawns
30 strips bacon, thin sliced

In a medium bowl,  combine crab meat, cream cheese, onion, parsley, and sea salt. Stir until well combined and smooth.
Slice prawns down the back and gently spread open a little.
Carefully spread a spoonful of the cream cheese mixture into each prawn.

Cover and chill prawns in fridge for at least 30 minutes.
When prawns have chilled for at least 30 minutes; par-cook your bacon until it is about half done (edges may be a bit brown but bacon is still very flexible.) Drain par-cooked bacon on paper towel and let cool to room temp.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
Take a piece of cooled bacon and wrap it around a chilled prawn. Secure bacon with a toothpick. Set on prepared cookie sheet.

Try not to leave any spaces when wrapping the bacon as, when the prawn cooks, the filling will bubble out a bit.
When all prawns have been wrapped, cook in 400 oven for 10 - 12 minutes.
Turn broiler on and broil 2 - 3 minutes to crisp up bacon a bit more.

Don't worry if the filling bubbles out a bit, you can either eat those bits yourself (do it, it's awesome, just don't burn yourself!) or you can gently spread it on the cooked prawn.
Gently twist the toothpicks to remove them. Place prawns on a serving tray and serve immediately.

I can make you want these even more.
I can tell you the nutritional values of these.
Calories - 51.7, Fat - 3.7, Carbs -  0.75, Protein - 4.9.
I know, right?
These are HUGE....I had 4 for dinner and was totally full! 204 calories and the whole time I was in cream cheese heaven. As an appetizer these will totally convince your guests that you are a super genius....well, if they haven't already figured that out.
Make these.
You won't regret it.

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  1. OMGOSH! These look fabulous! Yum!

  2. I just made these using onion and chive cream cheese, and they are AWESOME. So good. Thanks!