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SmokinTex Newsletter


December 2009

    Volume II, Issue VIII   

  Smokers  & Accessories make great  
corporate gifts too!
Don't  forget  your clients, customers and vendors.
Check out all our smokers.
'Tis the Season for Seasoning 
We now carry SuckleBusters
Seasonings, Rubs & Sauce.
Hoochie Mama Rub


Smoked Nuts 
Chef Sandy's Smoked Nuts Recipe _______________________________ 
 SmokinTex Pro Series
  SmokinTex 1500
SmokinTex Pro Series
SmokinTex Pro Series
SmokinTex Pro Series
Wood Chips 
now has
Wood Pellets and
Wood Chips.
These all natural
wood pellets 
and wood chips are available in many
different flavors.
Wood Pellets
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SmokinTex Holiday Special
 With Purchase of ANY Smoker You Get
 $50 OFF
plus shipping is only $29.95 on your Entire Order.
 (Continental U.S. Only.) 
You must use code HD5 at checkout to receive this offer. 
This is a great deal!
With purchase of any smoker you get $50 off and $29.95 shipping on your entire order.
(Offer expires 12-31-2009.)
Order online or call us at 888-922-1511.
Chef Sandy's BBQ Smoked Shrimp with Creamy Grits
Smoked Shrimp and Cheesy Grits
Reinvent your holiday tradition with this unique dish for Christmas or Hanukkah dinner.
BBQ Smoked Shrimp and Creamy Grits 
Juice of ½ lemon
1# shrimp, 16-20 sized, peeled and deveined
2 ½ teaspoons SuckleBusters Hoochie Mama BBQ Rub
6 Roma tomatoes, halved
1 teaspoon kosher salt
6 strips bacon, chopped
¼ cup green pepper, diced
3 green onions, chopped, white and green parts separated
For the Grits:
3 cups water or great quality stock
1 cup cream or half and half
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup stone ground (not instant) grits
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
3 Tbsp butter, divided
Prepare the Shrimp and Tomatoes for Smokin:
Squeeze juice of ½ a lemon over shrimp in a colander, then toss with BBQ Rub. You may choose to add more BBQ Rub (up to 4 tsp) for a spicier product.  Set the shrimp aside for about 20-30 minutes to marinate.  Prepare the tomatoes by halving them, coring them and salting them.  Put both the shrimp and the tomato halves on a seafood grate in preparation for loading the smoker. Put a glass dish large enough to hold the shrimp in the refrigerator to chill the shrimp quickly upon removal from the smoker.
Prepare your SmokinTex Smoker:
Prepare your SmokinTex Smoker with about 1 oz of hickory wood, small chunks if possible.  Turn the smoker on to 225º F and preheat about 20 minutes, or until you have a good amount of smoke. When you begin to see smoke, you may slide the shrimp and the tomatoes into the smoker and quickly close the door.  Begin timing immediately, you do not want to smoke the shrimp more than 20 minutes.
Preparing the Grits and the Gravy:
Bring your liquids (4 cups total) to a boil, then add 1 teaspoon salt and slowly whisk in the grits, stirring frequently.  Turn the heat to medium and allow the grits to cook 20-30 minutes, until they are tender.  Stir frequently. Add more liquid if the grits get too thick - they should have a loose consistency, thicker than soup, no thicker than oatmeal. Keep warm, adding liquid as necessary, and stirring frequently.
Meanwhile, cook the chopped bacon in a small sauce pan, until brown, then remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate and set aside.  Reserve 1 Tbsp bacon drippings, but wipe out the rest of the brown bits from the pan.  Briefly sauté the white parts of the green onions and the green pepper in the reserved bacon drippings for 3 minutes, or until translucent.  Set aside.
Removing the Shrimp and Tomatoes from the Smoker and Finishing the Dish:
After 20 minutes, remove the shrimp and tomatoes from the smoker into the chilled dish, which will stop the cooking immediately.  Let the tomatoes cool briefly, then slide the loose skins from the tomatoes and roughly chop.  Add to sautéed green onions and green peppers.  Cook this tomato mixture over medium heat until slightly thickened, about 7 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Quickly stir in 1 Tbsp butter to enrich the sauce.
When the grits are finished, add shredded cheese, and whisk thoroughly to combine.  Add 2 Tbsp of butter and whisk again.
To serve, toss shrimp briefly in gravy to heat it to serving temperature, about 1 min.  For each serving, place grits in a wide serving bowl, then top with tomato shrimp mixture and garnish with reserved green onion tops and bacon bits.  Enjoy immediately!
Although this is a traditional breakfast dish in the South Carolina Low Country, it can certainly step in for a quick company dinner or a great holiday brunch or dinner dish. 
The beauty of this dish is that it really doesn't take too much time to prepare in total, the colors are gorgeous and the flavors are great.  My 6 year old said this was the prettiest food she had ever seen.  Not to mention a nice change from the every day. 
You can even smoke the shrimp and tomatoes hours ahead of time and keep them in the fridge until you are ready to cook the grits.  Have one of your guests do the whisking of the grits while drinking a glass of holiday cheer, to free yourself up from this task.  Just heat the tomato sauce and finish the sauce and the grits and prepare to serve.  Pour the wine and call the guests to the table.
Chef Sandy 
SmokinTex Gourmet Package
Gourmet Sous Chef Series S100  
Our SmokinTex Gourmet Package is centered around the SmokinTex Model 1100 but comes with all the accessories you need.
Included with the Gourmet Package are:
1 SmokinTex smoker model 1100
2 standard stainless steel food trays
1 delicate food tray
1 cold smoke tray
1 wood chip tray
1 wood box
1 all-weather cover
1 flavor box
1 operating manual
1 recipe guide
1 packet of break-in wood blocks
1 variety pack of sample all natural wood products for smoking
This versatile stainless steel smoker is great for condo patios, RVs and is perfect for outdoor kitchens.  
And remember to use code HD5 at checkout.
(Offer expires 12-31-2009.)
The SmokinTex Gourmet Package makes a great gift!
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