Pecan Smoked Shrimp

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 to cook, 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. 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.

Pecan Smoked Shrimp
Pecan Smoked Shrimp

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!

Also try my NOLA smoked shrimp.

Pecan Smoked Shrimp
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Pecan Smoked Shrimp

Shrimp don’t take long to cook, so in about 30 minutes they were done. I let them cool slightly and served them in a great Cobb salad.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword shrimp, smoked
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 3
Calories 315kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place bamboo skewers in water and let soak.
  • Place the shrimp in a medium bowl.
  • Drizzle with the oil.
  • Add remaining ingredients except the wood. Stir, cover, and refrigerate until ready to cook.
  • Fire up your smoker for low-and-slow cooking, 225 F. Add a few chunks of pecan wood.
  • After the smoker is ready, place shrimp on skewers.
  • Transfer to smoker and smoke for 30-35 minutes or until cooked through.

Nutrition

Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 381mg | Sodium: 1370mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 183IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 226mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.