Sunday, March 18, 2012

Maple Grilled Jumbo Shrimp

Dinner parties are generally when we like to wow with an appetizer that intrigues people enough to think about what's coming next. Sometimes one can get a little carried away with the appetizer and find out that it could have been a complete meal in itself.

A friend's birthday party is cause for celebration. This particular friend was turning a big number and we wanted him to feel particularly special on his big day. We picked up some jumbo shrimp. We should have known right? The mere size of these jumbo shrimp could be a full meal. I guess I'm not great at reading the signs.

6 jumbo shrimp
1 8 oz package smoked salmon
1 cup maple syrup

Step 2: Take the individual strips from a small package of smoked salmon and soak them in maple syrup. Use as flavourful a maple syrup as possible.

Step 3: Wrap the shrimp with the soaked smoked salmon

Step 4: Grill shrimp approximately 3-5 minutes per side and serve

Verdict: I initially didn't believe this would be as tasty as it is and that for a second, I was mistaking the smoked salmon for bacon.



Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

These are now legendary Giz.

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely shrimp dish

FOODalogue said...

Salmon wrapped shrimp? Now you're talking...and I'm listening!

That Girl said...

I'm awful at coming up with good appetizers!

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