Who would have thought that I would still be grilling outdoors in the middle of December! It wouldn’t surprise me as much but we are again at Ironworks and the temperature was a brisk 45 degrees outside when I put the shrimps on the grill. I cook year round at our home in the Valley of the Sun but never dreamed it would be the same here. I did not serve the shrimp as a surf and turf which what I first thought of doing. Instead we enjoyed them as an appetizer before dinner along with a sun-dried tomato artichoke dip and crackers. Hope you enjoy the shrimp recipe and the cooking tips that follow for grilling times. Non-vegetarians there is a section for grilling steak along with for a Surf and Turf.
Grilled chipotle shrimp
Dozen jumbo shrimp raw
1/4 c chipotle mayo spicy
couple of shakes of chili powder or chili spice (or more if desired)
couple of shakes of chipotle pepper spice (or more if desired)
2-3 twists ground pepper in marinade
fresh ground pepper at the grill
Place shrimp and chipotle spicy mayo sauce in baggy and mix up.
Let shrimp rest in fridge for 15-30 min then gingerly place on hot grill.
Carefully grill until shrimp turns pink turning once while cooking. I like to add a little more ground pepper while on the grill to jazz up the warmth a bit. Place the shrimp carefully on the grill so that they don’t fall through. Grill on hot flame quickly — 1-2 minutes per side. Place in foil container that can be also topped with foil to keep warm until ready to serve. Can be a surf and turf or a pleasant yet spicy appetizer.
Can pan grill if necessary. Remove shrimp from grill and place in fresh foil. Seal foil around shrimp to keep hot until ready to serve.
VEGETARIANS – STOP HERE!!
Sorry for the vegetarians, but I love to serve this shrimp with seasoned grilled beef tenderloin with fresh ground pepper and salt. Add a robust beef rub like A1 bold or Barbarians steak rub from Barbarian’s Steak House in Toronto, Canada. You can contact them direct to order. I love it! Let the steak come to room temperature while you marinate the shrimp.
Remove shrimp from grill and keep warm while grilling sirloin, tenderloin or other steaks for surf and turf. If your steak is 1″ or less they will cook quickly. 2-3 min per side for medium (or if larger use the grilling table below) turning to score in patchwork pattern before flipping to the other side.
2″ thick time table
Rare 3-4 min per side
Medium Rare 4-5 per side
Med 5-6 per side
Well-Done 6-7 per side
Plus standing time of 3-5 min depending on how large of cut
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