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Bacon-wrapped Shrimp

24 Uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
24 Canned whole water chestnuts drained
12 Bacon slices, cut crosswise in half
6 tb (3/4 stick) unsalted butter

1 8-oz. package cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 c Mayonaise
1/2 c Sour cream
3 tb Prepared horseradish
1 tb Fresh lemon juice
Hot pepper sauce (Tobasco)
White Pepper

Wrap 1 shrimp around 1 water chestnut. Wrap in 1 bacon piece and secure with toothpick. Repeat with remaining shrimp, water chestnuts and bacon. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in heavy large skillet over high heat. Add half of shrimp and cook until bacon browns, anbout 2-1/2 minutes per side. Transfer to large gratin dish. Repeat with remaining butter and shrimp.

Preheat broiler. Beat cream cheese in medium bowl until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and beau until blended. Season with salt. Spoon sauce over shrimp. Broil until top is golden brown. Divide shrimp among plates and serve.

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