Smoked Shrimp and Grits Recipe

Difficulty
Easy

Ingredients

1 cup of uncooked grits
6 oz cream cheese, cubed
4 oz Velveeta cheese, cubed
1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 egg, well-beaten
(1½-2 lbs) medium shrimp (peeled, deveined, & washed)
½ cup butter, melted
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp Cajun seasoning

Preparation

  1. Preheat smoker to 225°F. Fill water bowl half way with orange juice and add Alder wood chips to wood chip loader or tray.
  2. Cook grits according to package instructions. While still hot, stir in cream cheese, Velveeta, minced garlic, worcestershire sauce, paprika, mustard, pepper and salt into grits then add egg and stir. Place grits in a disposable aluminium pan and cover tightly with aluminium foil.
  3. In a small heated pot, mix butter, Cajun seasoning, onion powder, and garlic powder. Stir well. Place shrimp in an aluminium pan then pour mixture on top of shrimp.
  4. Smoke both pans for 45 minutes. Remove pans from smoker and drain off all excess butter from the shrimp pan. *It is important to drain off excess butter to keep the dish from being overwhelmed by the butter and smoke flavour.
  5. Top grits with shrimp and enjoy!

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