Smoked Tuna Dip and Tequila Lime Grilled Shrimp

Ingredients:

  • 2 - 8 oz Fresh Yellow Fin Tuna Steaks
  • 3 tbsp Cajun/Creole seasoning
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 16 oz softened cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp fresh minced parsley
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1/4 cup minced celery
  • 1 cup of try colored bell peppers minced
  • 1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pound of 16/20 count white shrimp
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp Tequila
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • cracked black pepper to taste
  • (Option: a pinch or two of cayenne pepper)

Directions:

  • Season the two fresh tuna steaks and season all sides with the Cajun/Creole seasoning.
  • Set up a grill/smoker for indirect cooking, and using 2 to 3 alder wood chunks for smoke. Place tuna steaks on grate, and smoke at 225°F until internal temperature reaches a medium rare (125°F).
  • Remove tuna steaks from the grill and wrap in foil and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Now break all the tuna apart into small pieces, and put into a mixing bowl.
  • Now add in the softened cream cheese, lemon juice, parsley, onion, celery, bell peppers and Worcestershire sauce, and mix until well incorporated.
  • Shell and devein shrimp. In a zip lock bag, add lime juice, tequila, olive oil, cumin, garlic salt, and black pepper, then add the shrimp, and mix throughly in the marinade and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Grill shrimp over direct heat for 2 minutes per side, being careful not to overcook. Enjoy, and serve with the Smoke Tuna Dip, crackers, celery sticks, carrots, and bell pepper slices.
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