Brined 13-15 Monster Shrimp w/q-view

Discussion in 'Non-fish Seafood' started by chisoxjim, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    These are freshwater shrimp I got @ Restaurant Depot. @2# Bag for $13.

    Brined them in a cold water, kosher salt, and sugar mix for 20 minutes. Rinsed and they are in the fridge, they will get about 20 minutes on the WSM, might toss some seasonings on them, might just put them right on. Might make up some cocktail sauce for em'.

    in the brine:



    out of the brine and rinsed, back in the fridge:




    more pics later.
     
  2. jacksmoke

    jacksmoke Fire Starter

    Mouth watering already!
     
  3. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    snowing hard and 33 degrees.. WSM dont care. [​IMG]

    shrimp just went on, 30 minutes and they will be done.
     
  4. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking forward to the finish...[​IMG]
     
  5. fourthwind

    fourthwind Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I did a few of those over some mesquite coals. Even after being frozen, they were really tasty!
     
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Boy oh boy Jim they sound and look yumo. Now I have tried I guess bracish water shrimp I think. The lake was salt on one side and fresh on the other but it was about 20 miles wide too. But I'm really awaiting on yours to see how they come out.
     
  7. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks mark, really nice, us flatlaneders, landlocked folks have got to use what we have access to. [​IMG]

    pics downloading now..
     
  8. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    the smoked shrimp turned out really good, if you havent smoked some shrimp give it a try. The brining really helps make them pop texture, and flavor wise. I didnt add any seasoning to them, and served them with some cocktail sauce I made.

    These 13-15 shrimp were large, and more like mini lobster tails. Smoked them for 25 minutes @ 230.

    on the WSM:




    off the smoker:




    went great with the smoked chicken tacos.

    thanks for looking
     
  9. denver dave

    denver dave Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Those shrimp look great. Costco has them on sale out here. I'll give it a try.[​IMG]
     
  10. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks dave.

    the brine really helps them hold up to smoking or grilling.
     
  11. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking smokes, Jim. Loved the chicken and these shrimp made my mouth water :)
     
  12. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks alot,

    made for a real nice dinner,

    surf and beak I guess. [​IMG]
     
  13. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Should have entered them in the throwdown!
     
  14. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I know...

    I always think about it too late. someday Ill get on the ball. [​IMG]
     
  15. I sure would like to try those. problem is only my oldest daughter and I enjoy em. Oh ya and the "outlaw" too, she'll eat anything. As for the wife, if the box doesnt say Fish Sticks, no thanks, HAHA[​IMG]
     
  16. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    toss on some wings, or something your wife likes, and let the folks that like shrimp dig in. [​IMG]
     
  17. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They looked great and were nice sized. [​IMG]
    I like to sprinkle a little oldbay on my seafood. Pair those up with some snow crab legs and Im good [​IMG]
     
  18. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks,

    some old bay would have been nice. I wanted to make sure to not oversalt/season since they were brined before going on the WSM. Next time maybe a little old bay for some spice.
     
  19. flyfishjeep

    flyfishjeep Smoking Fanatic

    Great looking dish! This is on the menu!
     
  20. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks,

    one tip is to watch the brine time, they only need maybe 20 minutes, then a good rinsing.

    good luck.
     

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