Grilled Caribbean Spiced Shrimp

February 27, 2016
by Curt

Grilled Caribbean Spiced ShrimpI typically cook shrimp in the oven, or on the stove top, but it’s been a while since I’ve grilled shrimp. So, while I had some tilapia to grill, I thought I would use the same flavoring, my favorite Caribbean Spice Blend on the shrimp also.

Nice and simple. Just sprinkle the shrimp, and grill them up. A quick and easy way to prepare some awesome tasting shrimp to go with the equally awesome tilapia I grilled.

Grilled Caribbean Spiced Shrimp

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. medium sized raw shrimp
  • Spice Blend
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 Tablespoon black pepper

Preparation

  1. Peel the shrimp, place in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Mix the spice blend ingredients together and put it into a shaker. Sprinkle the spice blend onto the shrimp using only enough to give a light to medium consistent coating.
  3. Prepare a medium hot grill. Place the shrimp onto a grill screen or grill plate with small holes first, then place the screen or plate onto the grill.
  4. Cook until the shrimp turn white and are no longer translucent in appearance. Remove and serve. This should only take about 5 minutes until fully cooked.
http://www.smokedngrilled.com/grilled-caribbean-spiced-shrimp/

Taco Scoops

January 24, 2016
by Curt

Taco ScoopsMy wife came across a recipe on Facebook for filling scoop shaped chips and baking them in the oven. After looking into this idea further, we saw that there were many varieties on this idea. Obviously a great idea that’s become very popular now. So, of course, we had to try it out with our favorite idea for a filling.

We kept it nice and simple. The one I’m showing is very simple, but you can also add your favorite salsa into the meat as my wife did. (As you can see on the plate in the picture above). I didn’t do this we this recipe, but I think adding refried beans to the meat would also be very tasty!

Taco Scoops

Ingredients

  • Scoop shaped chips
  • 1 lb. hamburger
  • Taco Seasoning (Your Favorite)
  • Shredded Cheese (Mexican Mix)
  • Red Onion (Diced)
  • Salt to Taste

Preparation

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350° F.
  2. In a skillet, fry the hamburger and drain.
  3. Add the taco seasoning and salt to taste. (We used Taco Bell brand). NOTE - At this time, you could add in salsa, refried beans, or any other ingredient you think would be awesome!)
  4. Fill the scoops with the meat mixture and sprinkle enough cheese to cover the top of the meat mixture. Place them on a baking sheet,
  5. Bake for 4 to 6 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and place onions on top of the filled scoops.
  6. This will fill about 4 dozen chips.
http://www.smokedngrilled.com/taco-scoops/

Poultry Marinades

January 3, 2016
by Curt

 

Poultry-MarinadesHere is another installment in a new series called “A Collection of My Favorites”. I have so many awesome recipes on the site that don’t get the attention they deserve as they slide down the menu and out of site. Some are old favorites that consistently come up in search results, but all are drool worthy and need to be put up front again!

So go ahead and scroll through ‘em. You’re guaranteed to find something you’ll be calling drool worthy too.

Orange-Pineapple & Ginger Marinade

Citrus & Vinegar Marinade for Poultry & Pork

Wine & Ginger Marinade

Apple Cranberry Oregano Marinade

Lemon & Honey Marinade Recipe

Apple-Cherry Marinade Recipe for Pork and Poultry

 

Smoked Christmas Turkey

December 19, 2015
by Curt

Smoked Christmas TurkeyThis is a great recipe for those “white meat only” turkey lovers! I wanted to smoke the turkey for Christmas this year, but I also wanted to just keep it nice and simple.

I used a 6.5 breast with ribs and put no rub or spices at all on it. Just the turkey and pecan wood smoke. Sometimes it’s the simple things that can be so good. This turned out so nice and juicy. So tender and tasty!

Of course you can do a much bigger turkey, or for that matter, a smaller turkey. You’ll just have to adjust the cooking times. You’ll want to cook using an internal meat thermometer anyway.

Smoked Christmas Turkey

Ingredients

  • 6.5 turkey breast with ribs

Preparation

  1. Get your smoker going and establish a smoker temperature of about 250° F. I used pecan chunks for this, but you can use any wood you prefer. (I would recommend a mild hard wood or fruit wood).
  2. Place the turkey on the grate cavity side down. Insert a thermometer into the center of the thickest part of the breast. Close the lid and maintain this smoker temperature until the thermometer in the breast reaches 167° to 170°
  3. Remove and cover for about 1 hour before slicing.
http://www.smokedngrilled.com/smoked-christmas-turkey/