Sunday, March 27, 2011

Grilled Shrimp Tacos w/Lime Slaw

This Recipe will make 8 Tacos

1 lb uncooked shrimp(21-24/lb) peeled and de-veined
           your favorite seafood seasoning (Smokin' Hoggz all purpose dry rub)
8 6-inch corn tortillas (flour tortillas are ok too)
1/4 cup sour cream
2 Tbsp mayo
grated zest from 1 lime
juice from 1 lime
16 oz pkg cole slaw mix (Dole)
2 scallions(green onion) diced
1 Jalapeno seeded and diced
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro
1 large tomato seeded and diced
Sweet chili sauce
Canola oil
Salt and pepper to taste

For the slaw(prepared about 2 hours before hand):
In a bowl combine sour cream, mayo, 1/2 lime zest, lime juice. Add cole slaw mix, green onions, jalapeno, cilantro and mix well. Season w/ salt and pepper. Stir in tomato. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to use.

For the shrimp:
In a bowl toss shrimp w/ oil, the rest of the lime zest, salt and pepper and let sit for about 1/2 hour. I find it easier to put the shrimp on skewers after this and season with the dry rub. Grill shrimp about 2-3 min per side over direct heat, toss shrimp in sweet chili sauce.

For the tortillas:
Grill tortillas over direct heat for about 1 min per side.

To assemble the tacos, spoon slaw mix into bottom of the tortilla, top with 3 shrimp and enjoy!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

SnowShoe 2011

AHHHH!!!!!!!!!the first contest of the season. The Snowshoe Grilling Challenge. Held right here in good old Abington Ma. one mile from my house, what could be better than that? What a great contest, not only because you get to see your BBQ friends after a long winter, but also because it is a great opportunity to help out the local community and donate to the Abington Food Pantry.
The weather for the day was partly cloudy with temps in the high 40's low 50's and slightly on breezy side, but all in all a good day for grilling (is there really a bad day for grilling, I didn't think so).
We had a very good day we finished 8th overall in a tough field of 24 teams, I felt that we turned in some really good food, and the judges thought so too.
The categories were:  Strip Steak                                     18th
                                 Pork Tenderloin                               9th
                                 Sausage Fattie                                  9th
                                 Chefs Choice (Shrimp Tacos)           7th

Congrats to all of the teams that got called and to Heritage Foods GC, and I Smell Smoke RGC.

Next contest for Smokin' Hoggz BBQ will be April 16-17, in Lexington Ma.