Smoked BBQ Shrimp
Anytime I am going to spend a day smoking food outdoors, I often think of what else I could put on the smoker. My go to items are pork products such as shoulder and ribs, and on occasion some pheasant, turkey, sausage, or chicken. Yep, I pretty much smoke a majority of proteins. I do not think I have made any attempts at smoking any vegetables, but now that I think of it, I think I will go ahead and try something like romaine lettuce, or maybe even brocoli when my next session occurs.
It was a couple of weeks ago when I decided to bust out the smoker and smoke a turkey breast that I had. A simple turkey breast that I would inject, season with a bit of salt and pepper, and place on the smoker, letting it take on the wonderful flavor of hickory. I was only doing this as my wife likes smoked turkey breast for lunch, so I said what the heck, I will smoke her some turkey. Let me say the result on that one was nothing but amazing. It yielded a great smoke ring and was packed full of flavor, and moist at the same time. But I had more room on the smoker, and as I was making shrimp egg rolls for a party, I decided to skewer some shrimp and see how they would be on the smoker!
Let’s get started.
- Approximately 40 shrimp, peeled and deveined
- Wooden skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes
- Your favorite BBQ Sauce
- Hickory wood, soaked in water for at least 1 hour
Start by heating coals and getting your smoker ready. Once the coals are nice and hot, add some hickory wood and let it begin to smoke.
Thread your shrimp on skewers.
Add the skewers onto the grates of the smoker, cover, and let them smoke for about 30-40 minutes on low. Turn once during this time frame.
When the shrimp are cooked (you can push on them and they should be opaque and not too tough), brush them with some of the barbecue sauce. Cover, let cook another five minutes, then turn, brush more sauce on the other side, and cover to cook another few minutes or until the sauce is nice and sticky.
Remove and serve.
The smoked bbq shrimp skewers are nothing but amazing. They are packed full of smokiness with a subtle tanginess from the sauce. These were a party favorite for sure. Hope you enjoy!