Three Simple Party Recipes
- By Tom Jackson
- Dec 27, 2016
Chef Tom gives you three simple recipes for New Years, the Super Bowl or anytime you’re cooking for a gathering.
Three Simple Party Recipes
Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Shrimp Recipe
- 2 lb (13-15 count) shrimp, tail on, peeled, deveined
- 1 lb classic cut bacon, halved
- Bone Suckin' Honey & Habanero Wing Sauce
- blue cheese or ranch dressing, for serving
Soak 6 thin flat bamboo skewers in water. Place the shrimp in a zip-top bag and add enough Wing-Time Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce to cover all the shrimp. Marinate in the refrigerator for 45 minutes.
Remove the shrimp from the marinade, one-by-one. Wrap a half slice of bacon around the meat of the shrimp and thread onto the skewer. Repeat with remaining shrimp.
Preheat your grill to high heat (500°F), set up for direct grilling. Grill over direct heat, without closing the lid on the grill, until the bacon is browned. Flip and repeat. The shrimp will cook in the time it takes to brown the bacon.
Remove the shrimp from the skewers. Serve with blue cheese or ranch dressing.
Smoked BBQ Nuts Recipe
- Assorted roasted unsalted nuts
- JP Custom Smoke Sweet Heat Rub
Toss the assorted nuts with a small amount of water. Just enough to coat the nuts. Season with your favorite BBQ rub. We used JP Custom Smoke Sweet Heat Rub. Spread out on a sheet pan. Smoke at 175°F for a couple of hours, until the nuts are dried out. The water will evaporate, and the rub will stick to the nuts.
Skillet Bread with Italian Cheese Dip Recipe
- 10 frozen dinner rolls
- 1 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella (not fresh)
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp parmesan, grated
- 1/2 cup ricotta
- 3 tbsp pesto
- 2 tsp garlic, minced
- 1 tsp Cattleman’s Grill Tuscan Steak Seasoning
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
Place the frozen rolls around the perimeter of a greased Lodge Logic 12” cast iron skillet. Place a bowl upside down in the center of the skillet, to keep the rolls from proofing into the center. Spray a sheet of plastic wrap with pan spray and cover the rolls. Allow the rolls to rise until doubled in size.
Preheat your Yoder Smokers YS640 pellet grill to 400°F. Combine one cup of mozzarella, the cream cheese, one half cup parmesan, the ricotta, pesto, garlic and Cattleman’s Grill Tuscan Steak Seasoning in a bowl and mix well. Reserve the 1/4 cup mozzarella and two tablespoons parmesan. Place the cheese mixture in the center of the skillet. Melt the butter and brush over the rolls. Sprinkle the reserved mozzarella and parmesan over the rolls and cheese mixture.
Bake until the rolls are golden brown and the cheese is bubbling, about 40 minutes.
These recipes were prepared on a Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Grill.