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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp.......on the drum

Not sure if you remember the cute little guys that spent the summer in my farm pond.....

They grew into cute big guys. :)

I use this recipe a lot in the house and on the grill but wanted to give them a try on my drum.

For the sauce....

1 tsp cracked black pepper

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 tsp of chili powder

two pinches each of


basil and


1 1/2 to 2 TBS liquid crab boil

1 1/2 TBS dijon mustard

about 1/2 tsp tabasco or hot sauce

2 sticks of butter (or more)

I fry three pieces of bacon til crisp..then remove from pan.

add everything else (accept the shrimp). Let the shrimp simmer on low for 10 to 15 minutes.

At this point you can taste the sauce.... add more butter to cut the heat down if needed. You want it to be spicy though.

Add the fresh shrimp, stir to coat......

Then I placed them in my drum with some hickory....

I stirred the shrimp after 20 minutes....

They were ready in about 40 minutes.

I made a skillet of beer bread and brushed the top with bacon drippings for added flavor...

The BBQ'd shrimp, sprinkled with crumbled crisp bacon and green onions...

crusty bread to sop up the gravy and a cold beer to wash it all down. :)

I liked it........................a lot. :)


Anonymous said...

Are you sure you're not from new orleans... :-) I'll be making these shrimp tomorrow. Bud..

~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ said...

A woman after my own heart! A Shiner! My favorite beer. I drink it. I cook with it. I cherish it.

I am a transplanted Texan living in South Dakota now, and you can't buy it in South Dakota. Needless to say, I become a bootlegger when I'm in any state that sells the stuff!

You rarely see people cook shrimp complete with the heads on them still. But you get so much more flavor when you can find whole shrimp!

Your dish looks great. I would cook it if I could get shrimp up here. I am really glad I found your blog.

cowgirl said...

Hi Bud!
I hope the shrimp turn out well for you! You can make them as spicy or mild as you like.
Good luck! :)

cowgirl said...

Thank you South Dakota Cowgirl,
I love Shiner too... sorry to hear you can't buy it up there.. OR the shrimp.
You might have to do like me and raise your own shrimp. :)
Thanks for the kind comment and for stopping by!

Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

Lookin real good Jeanie. Looks like I might have to get me some shrimp one of these days, it's been awhile.

cowgirl said...

Thank you Mark!
I really like shrimp, well just about any kind of seafood. lol
If you like spicy food, this recipe is a good one.
Hope you are keeping warm up there. :)

Rocco said...

dam girl, that sure looks good!
so are you in need of a farm hand?

Kevin Stewart said...

wow that looks great!!!when ya have a pot of stewin stuff like that on the smoker does the smoke really get in there and give a good flavor? im relatively new to the whole smokin world, thanks fer the good ideas
p.s. i think you commented on my smoker im buildin on the bbqbrethren site?? i dunno, what a cawinkiedink though.

Chris said...

I can only imagine how good that would be on top of a pile of stone ground grits! Superb post, Jeanie!

Tarheel Bill said...

Hey Jeanie, the shrimp look amazing. I was wondering, how do the fresh water taste compared to the salt water shrimp?

cowgirl said...

Rocco, I almost always need help. lol

Thank you!!

cowgirl said...

Hi Kevin!
I did comment on your smoker. You are doing a great job on it, I can't wait to see it finished. :)
I like to build things too.

Pots of stewed dishes do take on some of the smoke. This shrimp dish is so spicy, it didn't take on a lot of it. I liked it though.
One thing I really love on the drum is chili, stew or pinto beans. The smoke adds a lot of flavor to them.
Nice to see ya Kevin, thanks for stopping by my blog too!


cowgirl said...

Hey Chris! Were you peeking in my kitchen window today? I had the leftover shrimp poured over grits for lunch. lol
It was tasty. :)

cowgirl said...

Thank you Bill!
I like the shrimp. I've tried frozen freshwater shrimp from the store and didn't care for the texture.
Mine seem to be fresher... firmer or I guess I'm trying to say they taste more like fresh from the gulf shrimp...
I like to take them right out of the trap, put them in some fresh cool water for an hour or two and then right into a seasoned pot.

They just don't get any least not in my area. :)

Thanks again Bill!

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of a meal i had in Hawaii.( surprisingly similar recipe) was a nice restaurant and i paid a hefty ransom for it. you could def get atleast 25 bucks for that bowl.yes i did pay that much. silly..but i was young, dumb and trying to impress my girlfriend..she said she liked shrimp but when it was served..she screamed out loud, catching the attention of the entire place,"They still have heads!!!" ahhh memories..Jeanie,couldnt help but notice the unusually different beer! what you gettin fancy now? no silver bullet? i hope you opened that cap with yer teeth! kidding of course. hope all is well with you. thanks for sharing your latest addicted to yer blog!need rehab!!!!or maybe just some shrimp..mmmm. ;) nice job kid!

P.S: GO YANKS!! cross yer fingers for us...


cowgirl said...

lol Mike, that's a funny story! Did she eat the shrimp? :)
I guess they do not bother me... they look a lot like a whole crawdad with the head on.

I do like a shiner bock every once in awhile Mike. They are pretty tasty. My Texas friends got me hooked on them. Didn't open it with my teeth though. lolol!!
All is well here......hope all is well in NY. Good to see ya!

I'll keep my fingers crossed for your team. :)

Thanks Mike!

Paul said...

Hi Jeanie, I was just wondering...when I prepped shrimp we'd have to clean out the intestinal tract(they call it the vein)you said you put them in cold water does this purge them? also do you eat them like people do crawdads..(eat the tail and suck the head) just torturing myself,can't eat them anyway. :)

cowgirl said...

Hi Paul!
It does help clean their system if you put them in a bit of salt water. I like to do that with crawdads too.
I do not eat the heads of the shrimp...but cooking them with the head on really adds a lot of flavor to the dish.
Sorry you can't eat them!

Martha said...

Looks so good and I'm amazed that you have raised your own shrimp! How cool is that! :-)

cowgirl said...

Thank you Martha!
I've been raising shrimp in my farm pond for a few years now with great success. It's hard to beat that fresh out of the water taste. :)
Thanks for stopping by!