Smoked Shrimp with Apple Wood Chips
- 1 lb Shrimp Uncooked
- 1 Lemon Juice only
- 1/2 cup Butter One Stick Melted
- 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
- Place shrimp on the cooking sheet. Pour melted butter over the shrimp. Squeeze lemon over the shrimp. Sprinkle the garlic powder over shrimp
- We use an electric smoker preheated to 225° with apple wood chips. Place your shrimp in for 15-20 minutes or until your uncooked shrimp turn a pretty pink color. Enjoy!
Every summer, we take a trip up to Barcelona in Westfield, NY and grab some smoked salmon and shrimp from a local vendor. It is usually a great drive to take to get them. If we are in the mood and the beach is not full of people, we can look for the sea glass that comes in from Lake Erie. More often though, we do some antiquing in the local shops, stop by the farmers market for some local cheese and vegetables for a charcuterie board and take our bounty home to feast on.
However, it is a bit of a drive and we do have our own smoker. We do recreate the delectable smoked shrimp at home. The electric smoker we use is convenient because I can set the time and temp, dump in the wood chips and let the magic happen. The steady heat and smoke make the shrimp perfect and pink in about 20 minutes. You can use whatever wood chip you want but I prefer the Apple Chips because it gives the shrimp a smoky sweet flavor that pairs well with the fresh lemon juice.