I consider this Shrimp wrapped in Bacon with Spicy Mango Chutney hors d'oeuvre- an analogy to that of a good party.
You're welcomed by the familiarness of the rich and smokey bacon. You're attracted to the chutney's sweet and spicy nature - and so not to linger too long in any one place - you find yourself savoring the sophisticated company of the classic, tender prawn!
The perfect combination of flavors and textures...the host will appreciate the hors d'oeuvre's low maintenance character, while the guest will adore their easy going, one bite delivery! The only problem...you'll never make enough and once your guests are introduced to the little crowd pleasers - you'll see them popping up at your friends parties again and again...soon blurring the line as to who made them first!
Preheat oven to 400. Peel and devain medium sized shrimp. Wrap the raw shrimp in *bacon (I used 1/2 piece bacon per shrimp) dab the top with a spicy, mango chutney (or any spicy jelly you have on hand). Secure the hors d'oeuvres with a toothpick. Cook in the oven for approx 5 minutes. Turn on broil and continue cooking 2-3 minutes until bacon crisps a bit. (Great warm or room temp!)
*NOTE: One thing I will consider doing next time, is par cooking the bacon, letting it cool to room temp and THEN wrapping the shrimp, as I think this will allow the bacon to crisp up better when in the oven! Either way...ENJOY!!!!!