Mussels & Shrimp w/Boring QView

Discussion in 'Non-fish Seafood' started by misslee, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Not much to see with shellfish, not like there's the pink ring to ooh & ahh over but these were good just the same. Hubby loved them, I thought the smoke flavor was a little much for seafood.

    I put the mussels and the shrimp in a perforated pan and let 'em go at 200 for about half an hour to forty five minutes then took them off, tossed them with some butter and garlic and that was that.

    I'd do it again but I'd want to try something other than hickory, something more delicate if there is such a thing. Any recommendations?

    I'd also like to do some shark steaks or sword steaks as I think they'd hold up better against the aggressiveness of the smoke flavor.

  2. darrin

    darrin Meat Mopper

    Never smoked mussels or shrimp before. I've heard pecan is milder, but have not had the chance to try it yet.
  3. petesque

    petesque Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I agree with the Pecan with Cherry as a alternate.

  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks good bet they were good maybe try some apple or orange wood
  5. golfnotwork

    golfnotwork Newbie SMF Premier Member

    I've smoked shrimp and scallops (wife LOVES scallops) with apple and turned out great. With the scallops, I smoked them at 225 for about 45 min, then seared them on the stove. I'm not the biggest scallops fan, but I got 2 thumbs up from my better half.

  6. Good suggestions, thanks y'all. I'm still trying to find a good local source for wood; the mesquite and hickory available at the local grocery & big box stores is what I've been using so far and I definitely want to branch out. (Branch out...yeah, I said it, no pun intended. LOL) :D
  7. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Try using a fruit wood such as cherry, apple, apricot, or alder wood. Any seafood is good in my book, thanks for sharing.
  8. oaks pretty mild - I currently like it for everything :)
  9. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Another mild one for seafood is olive wood. I like to use it with shrimp and scallops.
    Good looking mussels and shrimp Miss Lee!
  10. cigarbque

    cigarbque Smoke Blower

    ^ Cowgirl,

    Where do you get olive wood? I saw Mario Batali uses it to grill lobsters and shrimp. Looked amazing.
  11. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Great thread MissLee....I use alot of pecan. It is much milder than hickory. Aso mix in some apple or maple. You may have to order these fruit chips or chunks off the web. Good luck.

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