Introducing the delectable delight of stuffed shrimp! Indulge in succulent, tender shrimp filled with a heavenly blend of flavorful ingredients. Whether it’s a special occasion or simply a craving for seafood perfection, these stuffed shrimp are sure to impress your taste buds and leave you craving for more. Experience the exquisite combination of fresh seafood and tantalizing stuffing that will elevate your dining experience to new heights. Get ready to savor the mouthwatering goodness of these irresistible stuffed shrimp!
INGREDIENTS FOR STUFFED SHRIMP:
– Butterflied shrimp
– Crawfish stuffing
– Olive oil
– Diced onion
– Bell peppers
– Beaten egg
– Panko breadcrumbs
– Brown sugar
– Cajun seasoning
HOW TO MAKE STUFFED SHRIMP:
To make stuffed shrimp, start by butterflying the shrimp by cutting them about ¾ of the way through from the head end to the tail. Then, fold the tail end of the shrimp under and place them on a grill pan in the refrigerator while you prepare the stuffing.
In a skillet, cook diced onion, bell peppers, and celery in olive oil until softened. Once cooked, cool slightly and transfer to a cutting board. Add crawfish tails to the mixture and chop everything finely. Pour this mixture into a bowl and combine it with a beaten egg, Panko breadcrumbs, brown sugar, and Cajun seasoning.
Scoop about 1 tablespoon-sized balls of the stuffing mixture and place them on top of each butterflied shrimp. Then, prepare a grill fire to about 300°F with hickory for smoke flavor. Grill the stuffed shrimp over indirect heat with the grill lid closed for about 15-20 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 145°F.
CONVENTIONAL OVEN METHOD:
To prepare the Stuffed Shrimp in a conventional oven, start by preheating the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy clean-up.
Place the butterflied stuffed shrimp on the lined baking sheet, making sure to leave some space between each shrimp.
Bake the stuffed shrimp in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the shrimp reaches 145°F (63°C).
Once cooked, remove the stuffed shrimp from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.
If you have any leftover stuffed shrimp, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. To reheat, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and bake the stuffed shrimp for about 8-10 minutes or until heated through. Enjoy this delicious appetizer at your next gathering or as a special addition to your gourmet meal!
HOW TO STORE AND REHEAT:
To store leftover stuffed shrimp, place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When you are ready to reheat them, preheat your oven to 350°F and place the stuffed shrimp on a baking sheet. Bake for about 8-10 minutes, or until heated through.
It’s important to note that the cooking time may vary depending on the size and thickness of the shrimp, so it’s best to use a digital thermometer to ensure they reach an internal temperature of 145°F before serving.
By following these simple steps, you can enjoy delicious reheated stuffed shrimp that will still be flavorful and tender.
GRILLED APPETIZERS TO TRY
Elevate your appetizer game with these delicious grilled options. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or a holiday gathering, these grilled appetizers are sure to impress your guests.
1. Stuffed Shrimp: These elegant appetizers feature butterflied shrimp stuffed with a delicious crawfish filling and grilled to perfection. They are a great addition to any gourmet meal or special occasion.
2. Steak and Cheese Bites: Tender and juicy steak topped with melted Jarlsberg cheese make for one of the most delicious appetizers for any occasion. The combination of flavors is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
3. Peach BBQ Meatballs: Seasoned beef meatballs are grilled and then coated in a flavorful peach BBQ sauce. These bite-sized appetizers are irresistible and will disappear quickly from the serving platter.
4. BBQ Steak Bites: Made with sirloin steak, onions, and mushrooms, these quick and easy appetizers are grilled to perfection with homemade BBQ sauce. They are full of flavor and perfect for meat lovers.
5. Cocktail Meatballs: Italian sausage meatballs mixed with mustard BBQ sauce create a tasty bite-sized treat that is perfect for any party or gathering. They are savory, tangy, and oh-so-delicious.
6. Jalapeño Poppers with Brisket and Bacon: Loaded with flavor, these poppers feature BBQ brisket, bacon, and a cheesy filling. They are guaranteed to be a hit at any get-together or tailgate party.
Try these grilled appetizers at your next event and watch them disappear as your guests rave about the amazing flavors they bring to the table.
STEAK AND CHEESE BITES
Tender and juicy steak topped with melted Jarlsberg cheese is one of the most delicious appetizers for any occasion. These steak and cheese bites are a crowd-pleasing option that will impress your guests. The combination of flavors from the tender steak and gooey cheese creates a mouthwatering bite-sized treat. Whether you’re hosting a holiday gathering or simply looking for an elegant appetizer, these steak and cheese bites are sure to be a hit.
PEACH BBQ MEATBALLS
All beef meatballs that are seasoned and grilled to perfection are coated in our favorite peach bbq sauce for a delectable bite-sized appetizer. These Peach BBQ Meatballs are the perfect addition to any party or gathering. The combination of juicy meatballs and sweet, tangy peach bbq sauce is irresistible. Just one bite and you’ll be hooked!
To make these delicious meatballs, start by seasoning the ground beef with your favorite spices. Shape the mixture into bite-sized meatballs and grill them until they are cooked through and slightly charred. While the meatballs are grilling, prepare the peach bbq sauce by combining peaches, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, and spices in a saucepan. Simmer the sauce until it thickens and becomes fragrant.
Once the meatballs are done cooking, toss them in the peach bbq sauce until they are fully coated. Serve them hot as an appetizer or party snack, and watch as they quickly disappear! These Peach BBQ Meatballs are sure to be a hit at any event.
BBQ STEAK BITES
A quick and easy appetizer made with sirloin steak, onions, and mushrooms. These BBQ Steak Bites are grilled to perfection with our homemade BBQ sauce. Tender and juicy, these bite-sized pieces of steak are a crowd-pleasing option for any occasion. The combination of the savory steak, caramelized onions, and earthy mushrooms creates a delicious flavor profile that will have your guests coming back for more.
To make these BBQ Steak Bites, start by grilling sirloin steak to your desired level of doneness. While the steak is grilling, sauté onions and mushrooms until they are golden brown and caramelized. Once the steak is cooked, let it rest for a few minutes before cutting it into bite-sized pieces.
In a separate bowl, mix together our homemade BBQ sauce using a combination of tangy and sweet ingredients like ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder, and onion powder. Toss the grilled steak bites in the BBQ sauce until they are evenly coated.
Finally, skewer each piece of steak onto toothpicks or small skewers along with a caramelized onion and mushroom. Place the skewers back on the grill for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together and for the sauce to caramelize slightly.
Once cooked to perfection, serve these BBQ Steak Bites as an appetizer at your next gathering or party. They pair well with a variety of other dishes such as grilled vegetables or even alongside a juicy ribeye steak. These bite-sized morsels are sure to be a hit with meat lovers and will leave your guests wanting more!
Delicious Italian sausage meatballs mixed with mustard bbq sauce for a tasty bite-sized appetizer. These cocktail meatballs are the perfect addition to any party or gathering.
To make these cocktail meatballs, start by combining ground Italian sausage with breadcrumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt in a bowl. Roll the mixture into small meatballs and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
In a separate bowl, mix together mustard and barbecue sauce until well combined. Pour the sauce over the meatballs, making sure each one is coated evenly.
Bake the meatballs in the oven at 375°F for about 20 minutes or until they are cooked through and golden brown. Serve them hot as an appetizer and watch them disappear!
JALAPEÑO POPPERS WITH BRISKET AND BACON
These poppers are a flavor explosion! The combination of BBQ brisket, bacon, and a cheesy filling is sure to be a hit at any gathering. Start by hollowing out jalapeño peppers and removing the seeds. Fill each pepper with a mixture of diced BBQ brisket and shredded cheese. Wrap each stuffed pepper with a slice of bacon and secure with toothpicks. Grill the poppers over indirect heat for about 15-20 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy and the cheese is melted. These jalapeño poppers are guaranteed to disappear quickly!
Stuffed Shrimp is an elegant appetizer that adds a touch of sophistication to any gourmet meal or holiday gathering. The butterflied shrimp is filled with a delectable crawfish stuffing and grilled to perfection, resulting in a dish that is sure to impress your guests. Whether you’re hosting a fancy dinner party or simply want to elevate your appetizer menu, these Stuffed Shrimp are a guaranteed hit.
If you’re a shrimp fan, you’ll definitely love this dish. It can be served as a standalone appetizer or paired with your favorite grilled ribeye steaks for a surf and turf feast. You can also try making shrimp two ways by adding our grilled pineapple shrimp recipe to the mix. The versatility of these stuffed shrimp makes them suitable for any occasion.
If grilling isn’t an option, you can easily bake the stuffed shrimp in the oven. Just place them on a lined baking sheet and cook at 375° for about 20 minutes or until the shrimp reaches an internal temperature of 145°. Leftover stuffed shrimp can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days and reheated in a 350° oven for about 8-10 minutes.
For special occasions or dinner parties, consider serving the stuffed shrimp as an appetizer before indulging in our Maple Ginger Glazed Salmon. The combination of flavors will surely leave your guests impressed and satisfied.
– Butterflied shrimp
– Crawfish stuffing
– Olive oil
– Diced onion
– Bell peppers
– Beaten egg
– Panko breadcrumbs
– Brown sugar
– Cajun seasoning
1. Butterfly the shrimp by cutting them about ¾ of the way through from the head end to the tail. Fold the tail end under and place on a grill pan. Place in the refrigerator while you prepare the stuffing.
2. In a skillet, cook diced onion, bell peppers, and celery in olive oil until softened. Let cool slightly and then transfer to a cutting board with crawfish tails.
3. Pour the mixture into a bowl and combine with a beaten egg, Panko breadcrumbs, brown sugar, and Cajun seasoning.
4. Scoop about 1 tablespoon-sized balls of the stuffing mixture and place them on top of each butterflied shrimp.
5. Prepare a grill fire to about 300°F with hickory for smoke flavor. Grill the stuffed shrimp over indirect heat with the grill lid closed for about 15-20 minutes.
6. Check the internal temperature of the shrimp using a digital thermometer, ensuring it reaches 145°F.
7. Serve as an elegant appetizer or alongside your favorite grilled ribeye steaks or other main dishes.
8. Store any leftover stuffed shrimp in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To reheat, place in a preheated oven at 325°F for about 8 minutes or until heated through.
Note: Nutritional information provided is estimated and may not be accurate.
– Stuffed Shrimp can be baked in the oven instead of grilled. Simply place on a lined baking sheet and bake at 375° for about 20 minutes or until shrimp reaches an internal temperature of 145°.
– Leftover stuffed shrimp can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To reheat, place in a preheated 350° oven for about 8-10 minutes or until heated through.
– This stuffed shrimp recipe pairs well with grilled ribeye steaks or our grilled pineapple shrimp recipe for a surf and turf option.
– If you prefer a different type of stuffing, feel free to experiment with other ingredients such as crab meat or spinach and feta cheese.
– The nutritional information provided is estimated and may not be entirely accurate.
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and may not be completely accurate. It is important to note that the nutritional values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used and the portion sizes consumed.
For stuffed shrimp, the calories and macronutrients will primarily come from the shrimp itself, as well as any additional ingredients used in the stuffing. Shrimp is a lean source of protein and also contains essential vitamins and minerals like selenium and iodine. The crawfish stuffing may add some additional calories, fat, and carbohydrates.
If you are concerned about specific dietary needs or restrictions, it is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional or registered dietitian for personalized guidance.
This recipe yields a delicious appetizer of stuffed shrimp that can serve as a starter for a gourmet meal or holiday gathering. The butterflied shrimp is stuffed with a flavorful crawfish stuffing and grilled to perfection. It makes a great addition to any appetizer menu and is sure to be a favorite among shrimp lovers.
If you are looking for an alternative to the classic shrimp cocktail, this stuffed shrimp is a guaranteed hit. It can also be served alongside grilled ribeye steaks or as part of a two-course shrimp meal with our grilled pineapple shrimp recipe. Whether you choose to grill or bake these shrimp appetizers, they are sure to impress your guests.
Leftover stuffed shrimp can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days in an airtight container. To reheat, simply place them in a 350° oven for about 8-10 minutes or until heated through. They would also make an excellent starter dish paired with our Maple Ginger Glazed Salmon for entertaining guests or for a special occasion dinner.
This recipe yields approximately 12 stuffed shrimp appetizers. Depending on the size of the shrimp used, each serving may consist of 1-2 stuffed shrimp. These elegant appetizers are perfect for adding to any gourmet meal or holiday gathering.
The preparation time for this dish is relatively quick and easy. It takes about 15 minutes to butterfly the shrimp and prepare the stuffing mixture. The grilling time is approximately 15-20 minutes, depending on your desired level of doneness for the shrimp. Overall, you can expect to spend around 30-40 minutes from start to finish.
These stuffed shrimp appetizers make a great addition to any appetizer menu. They can be served alongside grilled ribeye steaks for a surf and turf combination, or with other seafood dishes like grilled pineapple shrimp for a variety of flavors. If you’re not grilling, these stuffed shrimp can also be baked in the oven at 375°F for about 20 minutes until they reach an internal temperature of 145°F.
In conclusion, stuffed shrimp is a delicious and versatile dish that combines the delicate flavors of shrimp with a variety of fillings. Whether served as an appetizer or main course, this culinary delight is sure to impress your taste buds and leave you craving for more.
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