CAJUN SMOKED SHRIMP ON CHEESY GRITS

Discussion in 'Non-fish Seafood' started by smokinal, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Needed to get my smoke fix yesterday. The weather has been kinda lousy.

    Didn't want to fire up the Lang, so we thought about some smoked shrimp.

    Quick & easy on the Smoke Vault.

    Then we thought about putting them on grits.

    I love my cheesy grits.

    This meal is about as simple as you can get, but oh so tasty!

    Here's what we started with.

    5 minute white grits, Tone's Cajun seasoning, 12 oz. shrimp, 1/2 stick butter, 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese.


    I melted 1/2 stick of butter & mixed it up with some Cajun seasoning.

    Then tossed the shrimp in it until they were coated.


    Next into the SV at 225 with mesquite chips.

    I used mesquite because I knew the shrimp would be done quickly.


    They were done in 20 minutes, but still had a nice smoke flavor.


    Made the grits as usual & added the 2 cups of cheddar, & cooked until the cheese was all melted.


    That's it, onto a plate and we were eating in about 1/2 hour start to finish.

    This is one of my favorite comfort food meals. Quick & easy too.


    Thanks for looking guys!

    Al
     
  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking meal Al! I need to smoke some shrimp.:drool
     
  3. mike w

    mike w Smoking Fanatic

    Yet another to add to the list. Looks so tasty!
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Gritty!

    Looks great!
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks guys!

    Al
     
  6. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Al that looks good I just did Grits for the first time a few weeks back.Served mine with a poach Egg under them

    Richie
     
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Case!

    Al
    Oh I love them with eggs. Grits with a pad of butter melting on top & salt & pepper.

    Then a couple of eggs with runny yolks to dip the grits in.

    Oh yea & bacon too!! Dip the bacon in the grits!

    I think I'm getting carried away here!

    Anyhow thanks Richie!

    Al
     
  8. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Interesting.    Looks very tasty thou.
     
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    MMMMmmmm----20 minutes @ 225° (Thanks I needed that)[​IMG]

    Gotta try most of that---Love everything except the Grits!

    Thanks Al,[​IMG]   Points.

    Bear
     
  10. dls1

    dls1 Smoking Fanatic

    Looks good, Al. That's a point worthy dish.

    Shrimp and cheese grits is a favorite of mine. I sprinkle the shrimp with some Tony C's, and saute them. Haven't tried smoking them yet, but I will.

    I serve it with andouille and onion gravy and, this time of year, fried green tomatoes as a side dish.

    My version takes a bit longer as I use standard stone ground grits, not the quick cook type.

    .
     
  11. bummed

    bummed Smoke Blower

    My wife said I need to make her some of this now. It looks amazing AL!
     
  12. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks a lot guys!

    It is much appreciated!

    Al
     
  13. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    SA, That looks excellent , I like the shrimp on the grits idea!
     
  14. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks CM, it's good stuff!

    Al
     
  15. donr

    donr Smoking Fanatic

    Bear,

    Is it the taste or texture.  I had "whipped" grits somewhere, that I think was made from corn flour instead of corn meal.  The texture was that of mashed potatoes.

    Don
     
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It's been awhile, but It reminded me of the "Poi" I had in Hawaii----No flavor!! I didn't mind the texture, but food has to have flavor. IMO

    However that cheesy stuff might be better---Cheese makes most things better. Might not help Poi though.

    This stuff Al made has to be great, with the Cheese & the Shrimp & the Cajun Seasoning---I'm In!!!

    Bear
     
  17. I have been thinking about something like that. Nice to know that 225 for 20 worked.
     
  18. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Yea you have to keep an eye on them, so you don't over cook them.

    These were small shrimp, so if you use bigger ones they would take a little longer.

    Al
     
  19. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Al, that looks pretty fantastic! Be careful making this kind of food. I made Smoked Cheese grits topped with caramelized onions, mushrooms and homemade bacon for my wife one weekend and now this is what she expects for breakfast every Sunday. 

    I am going to have to try it with Shrimp. 
     
  20. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Shrimp and grits is my kinda comfort food!! Low country breakfast at its finest.
     

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