Shrimp Lejon – Demanding to be Made!

Shrimp Lejon!!!! The ultimate appetizer.

The crispiness of the bacon combined with the intense short lived flavor of Shrimp Lejonthe horseradish, and the chewiness of the shrimp all combine equals a formula for satisfaction.

If you ever have been to a wedding or a party, you will notice that most people usually do not pass on shrimp Lejon. The server comes by with a tray full of  hor d’oeuvres and everyone immediately attacks the shrimp. I know I do!!

Why??

Besides the delicious flavor, many people do not know or have never attempted to make this delicious appetizer. It is seen as a specialty that one can only eat when they go to a glorious event such as a wedding.  What a disservice to this delicious and easy assembled appetizer.

Catering

If I was to create a best seller list for my appetizers, Shrimp Lejon would be Shrimpon the top. It is so popular and a money maker. Here is the cost breakdown for 60-70 shrimp.

Bacon  (2lbs)  $5.00

Shrimp (31-40 count)  $7.00 per pound already peeled and devined    $14.00

Horseradish (8oz) $3.00

Thousand Island Dipping Sauce  $3.00

Total Food Cost   $25.00

Catering price $ 60.00  ( $35.00 profit)

If you are looking to “wow” your guests by creating a simple appetizer, shrimp LeJon is the best choice. It is freezable and can definitely be made ahead of time. Put the cheese and crackers away and let your creativity flow while you prepare your shrimp.

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Shrimp Lejon - Demanding to be Made!
Mouth-watering shrimp stuffed with zesty horseradish and wrapped tightly with crispy bacon. A classic!
Shrimp Lejon
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes per side
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes per side
Servings
people
Ingredients
Shrimp Lejon
Instructions
Shrimp Lejon
  1. Gather all your ingredients
    Shrimp Lejon
  2. If you have not bought already peeled shrimp, you need to peel the shells off and devein the shrimp.
  3. Stuff a pinch of horseradish along the outside of the shrimp where it was deveined. The more horseradish the stronger the flavor.
  4. take a piece of bacon and tightly wrap it around the shrimp right down to the tail. Make sure you keep the horseradish intact.
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  5. Line on a baking sheet if you are going to cook immediately or place them in a container if you choose to freeze them.
  6. Cook at 375 degrees for 15 minutes and flip each shrimp over to cook the other side for an additional 15 minutes.
    Shrimp Lejon
  7. If the bacon is not at your desired crispness, broil the shrimp for 5-10 minutes with an eye on it so it doesn't burn.
  8. Served immediately or cover with foil to keep it warm.
Shrimp Lejon Dipping Sauce
  1. Mix 6-8 ounces of thousand island dressing with the left over horseradish. Make sure you do not use any horseradish that could have come in contact with raw shrimp.
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