Citrus-Marinated Smoked Shrimp
- Maple or cherry wood chunks
- 2 pounds unpeeled, jumbo fresh shrimp
- 1 cup fresh orange juice
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
- 2 oranges, sliced
- Garnishes: orange slices, fresh thyme sprigs
- Soak wood chunks in water to cover at least 30 minutes.
- Devein shrimp, if desired. Place shrimp in a shallow dish or large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag. Stir together orange juice and next 4 ingredients; pour over shrimp, stirring to coat. Cover or seal, and chill 1 hour. Drain, reserving marinade.
- Prepare charcoal fire in smoker; let burn 15 to 20 minutes. Drain chunks, and place on coals. Place water pan in smoker; add orange slices. Add water to fill line. Coat rack with cooking spray; place in smoker.
- Place shrimp on upper rack; cover with smoker lid. Cook 45 minutes.
- Bring marinade to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 5 to 7 minutes or until reduced by half. Serve with shrimp. Garnish, if desired.
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