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Smoked Shrimp and Grilled Dungeness Crab Cocktail

Prep Time

1 Hours

Cook Time

50 Minutes

Effort

Pellets

Hickory

Take a sip of this seafood cocktail. Smoked shrimp and crab meets fresh cilantro, citrus and mixed with a spiced clamato for a tasty wood-fired take on this traditional appetizer.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

2

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 2 Dungeness Crab

  • 1 Cup olive oil

  • 6 Clove garlic

  • 6 Tablespoon lime juice

  • 1/2 Cup cilantro

  • 1/2 Pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 2 Cup Clamato

  • 1 Cup ketchup

  • 2 Teaspoon hot sauce

  • 2 Teaspoon salt

  • 1 Cup onion

Steps

  • 1

    For the crab: Pull the triangular tab from the belly. Lift off the shell. Clean innards and gills from crab and wash and drain. Pat dry.

    Ingredients

    • 2 Dungeness Crab

  • 2

    Combine olive oil, garlic, 3 Tbsp lime juice, and 1/4 cup chopped cilantro in a small bowl. Divide marinade between shrimp and crab and marinate for 60 minutes.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Cup olive oil

    • 6 Clove garlic

    • 6 Tablespoon lime juice

    • 1/2 Cup cilantro

  • 3

    When ready to cook, set temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • 4

    Place the shrimp directly on the grill grate and smoke until firm and bronzed with smoke, about 30-40 minutes.

    Grill180 ˚F

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 Pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 5

    Remove from grill and let cool. Increase the temperature on the grill to High and preheat.
  • 6

    Place the crab directly on the grill grate. Cook crab 4 minutes per side until the meat in the legs is just opaque. Baste the crab occasionally with leftover marinade.

    Grill500 ˚F

  • 7

    While the crab cooks, combine clamato, ketchup, remaining lime juice, hot sauce, salt, onion, and remaining cilantro in a small bowl.

    Ingredients

    • 2 Cup Clamato

    • 1 Cup ketchup

    • 2 Teaspoon hot sauce

    • 2 Teaspoon salt

    • 1 Cup onion

  • 8

    Cut 2/3rds of the shrimp into small pieces. Pull all the meat from the crab. Add shrimp and crab to the cocktail sauce and stir to combine.
  • 9

    Place in small cups and garnish with remaining grilled shrimp. Enjoy!

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