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Smoked Shrimp and Grilled Dungeness Crab Cocktail

Traeger Kitchen


Smoked Shrimp and Grilled Dungeness Crab Cocktail

Prep Time

1 Hours

Cook Time

50 Minutes

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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

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    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 7

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