Pappasito's Shrimp Brochette

Pappasito's Copycat Recipe

12 large shrimp
6 slices bacon, cut in half
1 fresh jalapeno
1 slice monterey jack cheese, thick
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup white wine
wooden skewer, soaked in water

Clean and devein shrimp, leaving the last section and tails intact.  With a paring knife, carefully slice each shrimp from tail to tip. Wash and seed jalapeno, and cut into a pieces about 1/2-inch X 1/2-inch squares. Cut slice of cheese into 12 small pieces. Stuff one small piece of cheese and one small piece of jalapeno into each shrimp. Wrap a half slice of bacon around each shrimp.

Place shrimp on a wet skewer. Repeat this process until all shrimp have been placed on skewers. Place in refrigerator for a few minutes while you prepare the rest of the recipe. Mix the paprika, cayenne pepper and black pepper together.  In a small skillet, heat butter and white wine until butter is completely melted. Prepare grill. Remove shrimp from fridge and brush completely with melted butter.  Sprinkle with seasonings. Grill on each side until shrimp are done.

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