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II had my Weber Smokey Mountain smoker fired up the other day, cooking a bunch of turkey breasts. After they were done, the fire was still nice and hot, so I grabbed a pound of gulf shrimp, seasoned them, skewered them, and put them over the smoke. Shrimp don’t take long at all to be cooked, so in about 30 minutes they were done. I let them cool slightly and served them in a great Cobb salad. These pecan smoked shrimp were only lightly seasoned. I didn’t want the shrimp to be particularly spicy so they didn’t overpower my salad. And I didn’t want to bury the shrimp so I didn’t even notice them any more! If I was going to use them in shrimp cocktail I would’ve increased the cayenne just a little more, and used cocktail sauce to cool off the heat.
I used 21-25 count shrimp, which are a little big for a salad, but still quite ok. Of course, bigger shrimp are easier to skewer. There are fewer of them in a pound so they shell and devein quicker. Small or large, pecan smoked shrimp are delicious!