Real Texas African Tiger Shrimp!

by david on February 5, 2013

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You think everything in Texas is bigger, well wait until you see these Shrimp!!!

They are flown in fresh to Groomer’s Seafood... If you call Blake, I’ll bet he can fix you up and ship directly to your doorstep.  Check out their weekly specials too.  I know I’m becoming a regular customer and we are eating more fish than we ever have and it’s all so fresh and delicious!

Yes, this is a shrimp and not a lobster.  They are beautiful.

After to put these African Tiger Shrimp on the grill, all other shrimp will seem like little cocktail shrimp.

Real Texas African Tiger Shrimp







2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 Shallot, minced
1 tablespoon fresh Ginger, minced
1 cup Margarita Mix
1 shot Tequila
1/2 stick Butter
3 African Tiger Shrimp, cleaned and deveined
1 Jalapeño, sliced in thin slices lengthwise
1 package Proscuitto Ham

Wooden Skewer Sticks, soaked in water for 1 hour

Real Texas Cha Cha Sauce


Puree together garlic, shallot, ginger, margarita mix, and tequila. Divide into 2 parts and add melted butter to 1 part and set aside.

Shell (leaving the tails on, removing the heads), clean and devein the shrimp. Rinse in cold water.

Place the thin slices of Jalapeño in the crevice where you removed the vein in the shrimp. Place 2 pieces of the ham next to each other just overlapping just a little. Wrap the shrimp in the ham.

Curl the shrimp and put the 2 skewers through the shrimp. Place the shrimp in a pan large enough to lay them flat with room for the skewers. Pour the marinade (without the butter) over the shrimp and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Heat grill and spray with oil. Place the marinade with the butter on the top rack of the grill to keep heated.

Place shrimp on hot grill and turn down to medium. Cook for 3 minutes, turn and baste with the marinade. Continue turning and basting until the shrimp is cooked…approximately 9 minutes…the ham should be crisp on all sides and the shrimp sticking out should be transparent and firm.

Remove from the grill and remove the skewers and serve with Real Texas Cha Cha Sauce

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VickieNo Gravatar February 6, 2013 at 9:15 am

Oh, my! Those look magnificent. I went to their website but didn’t see this particular type of shrimp listed. I’ll have to give them a call to find out the price. They look worth their weight in gold…or, is it because of the way you fixed them:) Thanks so much for sharing this.


Ramona WerstNo Gravatar February 6, 2013 at 10:54 am

Please make sure you ask for Blake!!! And let him know you read our recipe!!! He’ll fix you right up, they are the only supplier that carry them and boy are they worth it!!!! You will only need 1 per person!!!


StephanNo Gravatar February 6, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Nice production David and Ramona! I love me some shrimp but never seem to be able to get enough before they are gone. I think I have found the solution to THAT particular problem. Those thangs are HEWWWWG!!!!

Thanks for the great work on this recipe. I think Terri and I will have to give ole Blake a call and tell him to send us 3 or 4 of those big ole boys!

Thanks for the recipe y’all!!!!



Ramona WerstNo Gravatar February 6, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Cool!!!! Blake will fix you right up!!! Let me know after you have fixed them what you think!!! I know you’re gonna LOVE them!!!


IyontaeNo Gravatar October 30, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Super cool show Ramona!u have a new fan!!but if I call Blake they WILL NOT ship those EXZACT ones 2 my door!!Y not Ms Werst??!!…


davidNo Gravatar October 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Probably not this exact ones since they have been consumed by a hungry husband. But the good news is….he has more and they are gooooooood!


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