Sunday, November 16, 2008

Kelie Shrimp

My friend Merritt came to our Fall Football party last month and brought a shrimp appetizer unlike any we have ever had. She calls them Kelie Shrimp, after her friend Kelie who taught her how to make these. Now, I’m going to share with you how to make these sweet and spicy shrimp bites.

Pineapple rings
Small bottle of Tiger Sauce
Small bottle Pickapeppa Sauce

Merritt purchases raw shrimp and then peels and deveins them. She also recommends the jalapeno bacon if you can find that in your grocery store. First cut the bacon in half and warm in a pan just for a few minutes, the warmed bacon is easier to manipulate and wrap around the shrimp. Cut pineapple rings into 3rds and wrap one shrimp and a piece of the pineapple with the bacon, secure with a toothpick.

To make the moppin sauce, mix Tiger Sauce and Pickapeppa with 2 T butter.

I had not heard of Tiger sauce before, but a quick online search proved that this stuff is very popular. "The original Tiger Sauce is an exotic, moderately spicy blend of ingredients in a cayenne pepper base. With a touch of sweet and sour, it's perfect on meats, seafood and poultry. Delicious on sandwiches, in dips and soups." Lynn Ashley has a Tiger Sauce recipe page which I think is really interesting stuff.

Pickapeppa is a Jamaican style sauce prepared with cane vinegar and aged in oak barrels, Pickapeppa Sauce has a sweet but mellow flavor that is truly versatile. Some call this "Jamaican Ketchup", in tribute to its range of uses.

Mop the sauce on the shrimp and cook in 350 oven for five minutes. Brush the sauce on the shrimp again and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Repeat this until sauce is gone. These are also great on the grill! Merritt brilliantly suggested using a metal grilling basket to sandwich the shrimp, then flip to sauce both sides and cook over an open flame.

These were a huge hit and I believe at one point in the night I saw Jim with one in each hand. Thanks so much Kelie for this recipe, and thanks to Merritt for sharing it with me.

Don't forget this coming Tuesday, November 18th will be my 100th post (woo hoo) and I'm holding my first giveaway. Come back for a celebratory toast and a chance to win these two beautiful martini glasses.

1 comment:

  1. "I Want That!"...(one of my favorite lines from one of my favorite movies...Napoleon Dynamite...must be said with a country accent). I didn't Texas accent...I just said country accent...haha.


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