Butter Smoked Shrimp

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Having people over the weekend? Let me show you how to make a quick and easy butter smoked shrimp recipe that is guaranteed to be a show stopper.  With just a few ingredients, this dish is rich with garlic and butter flavors that make for the perfect finger food.

How to make the butter garlic sauce

In a mixing bowl, melt 2 sticks of butter.  Next, add in garlic, paprika, salt and crushed red peppers. Mix all the ingredients together and set aside while you prep the shrimp.

How to smoke shrimp on the grill

Shrimp prep

This dish is not just about the amazing flavor but also about the visual appeal.  It’s all about the presentation.
Start off by removing shells from the jumbo shrimp.  Next, in a cast iron skillet, line the shrimp side by side around the rim to create a wave like design.  If you have more shrimp, add a second layer that starts at the center of the skillet instead of the outer layer.  This creates a great tower look.

Now, take that buttery sauce and pour it over the shrimp tower.  Make sure to coat them evenly throughout the skillet.

Shrimp with garlic and butter sauce

Heat up the grill to 250 degrees.  Place the cast iron skillet with the shrimp on indirect heat and smoke for 20 minutes. Shrimp cooks fast, having the grill temperature low and using the indirect heating method allows for the shrimp to get that nice and smoky flavor on top of the richness of the butter and garlic.

For the final presentation, keep the butter smoked shrimp in the cast iron skillet.  Drizzle some fresh lemon on top, sprinkle some freshly chopped parsley and serve.  Enjoy!

Butter smoked shrimp

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Butter Smoked Shrimp

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 4 People

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs Jumbo shrimp
  • 2 sticks Unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp Minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Crushed red peppers
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Juice from lemon

Instructions
 

  • Heat up the grill to 250 degrees. 
  • Ina mixing bowl, melt 2 sticks of butter.  Next, add in garlic, paprika, salt and crushed red peppers. Mix all the ingredients together and set aside while you prep the shrimp.
  • Remove shells from the jumbo shrimp.
  • In a cast iron skillet line the shrimp side by side around the rim of the skillet to create a wave like design
  • Pour the butter sauce over the shrimp tower.  Make sure to coat them evenly throughout the skillet.
  • Place the cast iron skillet with the shrimp on indirect heat and smoke for 20 minutes.
  • For the final presentation, keep the butter smoked shrimp in the cast iron skillet.  Drizzle some fresh lemon on top and serve.

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