Shrimpy ABT's

Discussion in 'ABT's' started by disco, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Our July was cold and wet here in the mountains. As a result, I didn't get a lot of jalapenos from garden and those I did get weren't very big. Indeed they were almost shrimpy. Hold on. Did I have the idea for using them. Yes I did. I made shrimpy ABT's.

    I started by draining and rinsing a can of cocktail shrimp. I chopped enough of them to make a finely minced 75 ml (1/3 cup) of shrimp.


    I mixed the shrimp with 125 ml (1/2 cup) cream cheese, 15 ml (1 tablespoon) cocktail sauce and 15 ml (1 tablespoon) finely chopped green onion.


    I sliced 10 of the shrimpy jalapenos in half and removed the seeds and membranes. I stuffed them with the shrimp mixture.


    I wrapped each pepper half with 1/3 slice of bacon put them on a grilling tray in the pellet smoker at 230 F for 1 1/2 hours.



    The finished product.


    The Verdict

    I love the texture the shrimp gave the filling. Still creamy but a bit more set up. The taste was great. The shrimp gave a nice salty balance to the cream cheese. The slight horseradish hit from the cocktail sauce gave a little different heat than the jalapenos. As usual, my guests were surprised that the jalapenos weren't that hot with the seed and membranes removed and with the cooling effect of the cheese.

    Everyone raved but the real complement was the speed they disappeared. Of course, they were shrimpy.

    Disco
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2016
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  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great idea Disco, them sure look tasty ! Gonna have to try these soon ! Thumbs Up
     
  3. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Justin! They were popular.
     
  4. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great idea,they look tasty!
     
  5. smokinal

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

    Nice job Disco!

    I love shrimp in just about anything!

    Your ABT's look delicious.

    I don't know why I never thought of putting shrimp in ABT's

    But I definitely will give it a try.

    Point!

    Al
     
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Aw Man---Those look Tasty!![​IMG]----[​IMG]

    Awesome "Football Watching Snacks"!!![​IMG]

    Nice Job, Disco![​IMG]

    Bear
     
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks B1!
    Thanks for the point, Al! You can't go wrong with ABT's.
    Dang. Now I want some for the game next week. Thanks for the point but She Who Must Be Obeyed will be upset that I am making snacks for the game!
     
  8. betaboy

    betaboy Meat Mopper

    Small or not, those looks great. I do believe I will be giving this a go! [​IMG]
     
  9. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great idea Disco!

    I've put boiled shrimp on an ABT before, but your idea is great!

    Point for sure!
     
  10. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I hope you like them and don't forget to post!
    Thanks, Cranky! I appreciate the point.
     
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking ABT's Disco! I like your shrimp mixture. I did some a while back with smoked salmon. They were tasty!

    Point!
     
  12. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the post, Case. However, you had to get me going again didn't you? Smoked salmon sounds great and I now must try it! 
     
  13. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    D, I am going to have to try that recipe!
     
  14. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I hope you llike it CM!
     
  15. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Those look like something I'm going to have to try. Ive added whole shrimp and cream cheese to a stuffed long green pepper and that was good. But this sounds even better.

    The idea of mixing the flavors of horseradish and jalapeno is really intriguing me.

    POINTS!!

    Gary
     
  16. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Gary. I do love ABT's.
     
  17. That sounded so good that I had to try it myself.
    I like heat but not so much that it over powers everything else and leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. So I clean prppers well of all seeds and pulp. I found some cream cheese mixed with onion and chives which I mixed with jack cheese, mayo, Jeff's rub and the cocktail shrimp, I also added a bit more finely chopped onion then mixed, stuffed and wrapped them with bacon. I Grilled them for 45 minutes and man were they good. Thanks for the idea. I changed it a bit but not much. We like onions and I put mayo in and on everything. Jeff's rub was just a good seasoning to use. I would smoke them next time.
    Randy,
     
  18. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I must of missed these Disco.

    They look delicious, I love shrimp and putting them in ABTs is a great idea, I will be saving this one for the future. Thanks!

     
  19. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The greatest honour you can give a foodie is to take their idea then shape and make it your own. Thank you!

    Your version sounds delicious but where's the post? We would love to live vicariously through your pictures!

    Disco
     
  20. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Red. So many great ideas, so little time!
     

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