Angels on Horseback

Angels on Horseback

This delicious shrimp appetizer is a definite crowd pleaser. Marinating the shrimp overnight gives them a great flavor. This is a great dish for impressing guests at a dinner party.


  • Use only white bread crumbs, brown crumbs or crusts will brown too fast during cooking.


  • Alternative method of preparation: Saute shrimp in combination of half butter and half cooking oil. When done, remove from skillet. Reduce marinade in skillet, pour over shrimp and serve.


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  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Tabasco sauce, to taste
  • 12 large shrimp, peeled
  • plain white breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 6 thin slices smoked bacon, cut in half
  • paprika or white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or crisp dry wine
  • 2 slices low-moisture Mozzarella cheese


  1. Combine marinade ingredients. Marinate shrimp overnight in mixture.
  2. Remove shrimp from marinade. Immediately roll, undrained, in bread crumbs. Place on combination broiling and serving platter. Dribble melted butter over shrimp.
  3. Wrap bacon around shrimp. Season with paprika (or white pepper), lemon juice (or crisp dry wine), and top with Mozzarella cheese.
  4. Add marinade to 1/8 in. in bottom of broiler pan. Broil slowly on low heat until done.


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Hi Donna - This recipe is a variation on traditional Angels on Horseback. We have corrected the recipe to include the instructions for the bacon. Thank you for calling this issue to our attention. -Editors of RecipeLion

Angels on horseback is traditionally BACON WRAPPED OYSTERS- I can see a substitution of shrimp for the oysters but where is the bacon.

The cooking instructions are a bit low is low and how many minutes until done??? I really want to try these, but shrimp are too expensive, here, to experiment.


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