• Smoked Shrimp and Grilled Dungeness Crab Cocktail
 
  • Smoked Shrimp and Grilled Dungeness Crab Cocktail
 

Smoked Shrimp and Grilled Dungeness Crab Cocktail

  • Difficulty3/5
  • Prep time15 mins
  • Cook time40 mins
  • Serves1
  • HardwoodHickory

Take a sip of this seafood cocktail. Smoked shrimp and crab meet fresh cilantro, citrus and mixed with a spiced clamato for a tasty wood-fired take on this traditional appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 lb RAW, PEELED AND DEVEINED SHIRIMP
  • 1 large DUNGENESS CRAB, STEAMED
  • 1/2 cup OLIVE OIL
  • 3 cloves GARLIC, MINCED
  • 1 cup CLAMATO
  • 1/2 cup KETCHUP
  • 1/4 cup + 3 TBSP LIME JUICE
  • 1 tsp HOT SAUCE
  • 1 tsp SALT
  • 1/2 cup WHITE ONION, FINELY CHOPPED
  • 1/2 cup FRESH CILANTRO, CHOPPED AND DIVIDED
  • 1/4 lb RAW, PEELED AND DEVEINED SHIRIMP
  • 1 large DUNGENESS CRAB, STEAMED
  • 1/2 cup OLIVE OIL
  • 3 cloves GARLIC, MINCED
  • 1 cup CLAMATO
  • 1/2 cup KETCHUP
  • 1/4 cup + 3 TBSP LIME JUICE
  • 1 tsp HOT SAUCE
  • 1 tsp SALT
  • 1/2 cup WHITE ONION, FINELY CHOPPED
  • 1/2 cup FRESH CILANTRO, CHOPPED AND DIVIDED

Preparation

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.

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.

When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes).

Place the shrimp directly on the grill grate and smoke until firm and bronzed with smoke, about 30-40 minutes.

Remove from grill and let cool. Increase the temperature on the grill to 450 degrees F and preheat, lid closed for 10-15 minutes.

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 left over marinade.

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

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.

Place in small cups and garnish with remaining grilled shrimp. Enjoy!

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  • Difficulty3/5
  • Prep time15 mins
  • Cook time40 mins
  • Serves1
  • HardwoodHickory