Grilled Shrimp wrapped in Tasso Recipe


Recipe from "Bruce Aidells Complete Sausage Book" (Ten Speed Press)
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Step 1

Prepare a hot fire in the grill.

Step 2

Cut the Tasso into strips 1/2 to 3/4 inch wide. Wrap the Tasso around each shrimp in a spiral pattern. Secure the Tasso with a wooden toothpick or skewer.

Step 3

Brush with the mustard butter and grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side over hot coals, or until the shrimp are firm and pink.

Step 4

Remove the shrimp from the grill and brush generously with more mustard butter before serving.

*Note: Tasso is pickled pork that is rubbed with a HOT blend of herbs and spices. It is then air-dried and cold-smoked with hickory or pecan. It is not cooked and cannot be eaten as is, it must be cooked thoroughly before eating. Tasso can be mail-ordered from Abe's Cajun Food. Click here for the link.

... an excerpt of:
"Bruce Aidells' Complete Sausage Book " from (Ten Speed Press)

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Things You'll Need

  • 1/4pound Tasso -- sliced very thin (*see Note)
  • 1pound large shrimp (20-25 count) -- peeled and deveined, tail on
  • Creole Musard Butter
  • 1/2pound unsalted butter
  • 4tablespoons minced garlic
  • 6-7tablespoons Creole or spicy mustard
  • 3teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2teaspoons Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

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