ABT Shrimp ?

Discussion in 'Non-fish Seafood' started by abelman, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't have a name for these but it's similar I guess. I took some raw and devained shrimp and marinated them in Italian dressing for a couple of hours. I shelled them first.

    While I was doing that, I took some bacon strips and cut them in half. I also pre cooked them a bit as I didn't want to leave the shrimp in the grill too long and ruin it.

    The ingredients:

    Wrapped in precooked bacon with a Jalapeno, seeds in, on top:

    The finished product:

    There are a few regular shrimp there for the kids as they aren't up to Jalapeno speed yet but they're coming along nicely ;)
  2. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks great, good idea.
  3. voldaddy

    voldaddy Meat Mopper

    Wow, those look great Abelman! (except for the jalapenos) How did they turn out, and how long did you smoke them?

    I want to do something similar, but stuff the shrimp with cheese and wrap with bacon.

    BTW- has anyone smoked sea scallops or lobster?
  4. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Abelman, those look tasty! Thanks for posting this, I will give them a try.[​IMG]
  5. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have done shrimp abt's dang good-and ya lobster or scallops great also-and man those look great
  6. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    looking good capt...............i would call em abt disks............

    i LOVE doing shrimp in my abts.........only thing missing is the creme cheese..........lololol
  7. cubguy17

    cubguy17 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Looks great, Already got some ideas.
  8. Looks great! Did you dip them in anything or straight to the mouth?
  9. lc in va

    lc in va Meat Mopper

    Great job , I may have to try that myself.
  10. bertjo44

    bertjo44 Smoking Fanatic

    Those look awsome. I did something similar for Superbowl, only no japs and I used a Sweet Thai Chile Sauce instead of Italian, they were my favorite item this year.
  11. mdgoos

    mdgoos Smoke Blower

    Those look awesome, I am going to try them this weekend. Thanks for the idea.
  12. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wife and I tried some JAPS with shrimp instead of Lil Smokey's, but didn't add bacon. Bad mistake......shrimp was good, but don't forget the bacon. [​IMG]
  13. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for all the compliments. As for dipping, I didn't dip them in anything. Some of the suggestions with chile sauces and such sound really good. Or, maybe putting some on while they cook.

    The whole idea just reminds me of ABT's or Fatty's. A lot of imagination can go into these and there's no set game plan.

    I look forward to seeing what folks come up with around here.

    Lastly, some mentioned that the Jalapeno might be a little too much. Just like an ABT, take out the stem and seeds and they are pretty harmless but it adds a nice crunch/texture to the meal.
  14. simondsjt

    simondsjt Fire Starter

    What temperature did you cook them at? And how long did it take for them cook?
  15. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i cook at smoking temps..........225-250........couple hours......or when the bacon crisps up to your liking.......tho i also pre-fry the bacon, JUST abit first.........if not the bacon takes forever to crisp up, and the abt gets too mushy..........
  16. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What walking Dude said or you can do them on the grill as well. If you go the grill route, I use charcoal and go +/- 15 minutes at 300 indirect. A few minutes before, I put them over direct heat. Kind of like doing a turkey I guess.

    The trick is not to over cook the shrimp and get the bacon cooked at the same time. So, precook the bacon a bit and it will finish with the shrimp. Also, throw an extra shrimp or two on so you can keep an eye on them so not to overcook.

    Personally, I prefer these and ABT's on the grill vs. a smoke.
  17. geob

    geob Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Looks real tasty. Will have to try. Thanks for the idea. Haven't thought of smoking Shrimp. Dhuu!!!


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