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If you like shrimp, you should definitely try this recipe. If you don’t like shrimp, you should still try it because it is so good! This smoked stuffed shrimp recipe is a mouth full of savory, delicious fishy goodness! Perfect as a party appetizer or just a great snack. It’s a must have this summer season.

Step 1: It’s all about the crab meat stuffing

This rich, creamy, flavorful crab meat stuffing is the best bite you will have. Fast and easy to make, it brings the whole dish together.

In a large mixing bowl, add crab meat, mayo, chopped parsley, Dad’s All Purpose rub, breadcrumbs, shredded pepper jack cheese and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix the ingredients together and set aside. Adjust the seasoning and lemon flavors to your liking.

Recipe Tip

Use white crab meat which is more delicate and flaky vs. dark meat that has a stronger aroma and a mussier texture.

Dad’s Seasonings

Must have grillin seasonings!

Step 2: Prepare the shrimp

For this recipe I went with fresh, deveined shrimp that I picked up at my local grocer.

Recipe Tip

If you are purchasing frozen shrimp, make sure to defrost before seasoning.

De-shell the shrimp, only leaving the tail intact for easier handling. Cut a thicker slice in the area where the shrimp was deveined to open it up more.

Scoop up about 2 tablespoons of the crab meat stuffing and form it into a ball. Place the stuffing on top of the shrimp along side the curved part. Arrange the stuffed shrimp in a cast iron skillet and lightly season everything with Dad’s All Purpose rub. Place small pieces of butter in between the shrimp and this dish is ready to hit the grill.

Recipe Tip

Minced garlic is another great ingredient to the butter to give the recipe a boost of sharpness and savoriness.

Step 3: Time to grill some smoked stuffed shrimp

Preheat the grill to 275 degrees and set for indirect heat. Place the full cast iron on the grates and smoke for 25 minutes allowing the shrimp to cook to a light pink and warm up the stuffing.

Remove it off the grill, shred some parmesan over the top, sprinkle some freshly chopped parsley, squeezed some fresh lemon juice and enjoy this delicious smoked stuffed shrimp recipe.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I make this in the oven or stove top?

All my recipes can be replicated in the oven, stove top or gas grill. You do not need a big green egg or weber grill to replicate any of my recipes.

Can I use imitation crabmeat?

Yes, a great way to make this recipe more economical is to use imitation or canned crab meat.

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Smoked Stuffed Shrimp

This smoked stuffed shrimp recipe is a mouth full of savory, delicious fishy goodness! Perfect as a party appetizer or just a great snack.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 People

Ingredients 

  • 1 lbs Deveined shrimp
  • 1 lbs Lump crab meat
  • 1 tbsp Dad's All purpose rub
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1/2 cup Mayo
  • 1/2 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup Handful chopped parsley

Instructions 

  • In a large mixing bowl, add crab meat, mayo, chopped parsley, Dad's All Purpose rub, breadcrumbs, shredded pepper jack cheese and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix the ingredients together and set aside. Adjust the seasoning and lemon flavors to your liking.
  • De-shell the shrimp, only leaving the tail intact. Cut a thicker slice in the area where the shrimp was deveined to open it up more.
  • Scoop up about 2 tablespoons of the crab meat stuffing and form it into a ball. Place the stuffing on top of the shrimp alongside the curved part.
  • Place the stuffed shrimp in a cast iron skillet and lightly season everything with Dad's All Purpose rub.
  • Preheat the grill to 275 degrees and set for indirect heat.
  • Smoke the stuffed shrimp for 25 minutes allowing the shrimp to cook to a light pink.
  • Remove it off the grill, shred some parmesan over the top, sprinkle some freshly chopped parsley and drizzle some freshly squeezed lemon juice.

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About Maciek

I make easy meals that anyone can replicate at home. I’m not a professionally trained chef, just your average guy that likes to fire up the grill. So follow along and see what’s cooking today!

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