Que’s Your Daddy Honey Mustard Shrimp

February 19, 2013

Paul Kirk and Ardie Davis have a long history together including co-authoring several of my favorite cookbooks.  Recently I got a sneak peek at their latest title, America’s Best BBQ Homestyle, and here’s one of many recipes that you’re sure to love!

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Que’s Your Daddy Honey Mustard Shrimp

Serves 4 to 6

Although Que’s Your Daddy’s Doc Richardson grew up in the hills of Tennessee, his barbecue expertise stretches far beyond Tennessee’s favorite ribs, whole hog, and pork shoulder. His Honey Mustard Shrimp exemplifies the adage that simple can be better. This marriage of shrimp, mustard, bacon, and butter, fresh from the grill, “has few ingredients but is big on flavor!” Doc said it. We tried it, and we believe it.


1 ½ pounds (24 to 30) uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 (12-ounce) jar honey mustard

1 pound hickory-smoked bacon (not thick-cut)

Melted butter, for serving


Place the shrimp in a medium bowl. Add the honey mustard and mix well to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.

Prepare a medium-hot grill for direct grilling. If you’re using wooden skewers, soak them in water.

Cut off one-third of the end of each bacon strip and reserve for another use. Wrap a shrimp with 1 piece of bacon and run a skewer through the 2 ends of the shrimp (see Note). Place another bacon-wrapped shrimp on the same skewer and repeat until there are 4 to 5 shrimp on each of the skewers.

Place the skewers on the grill over the cool zone (so the bacon doesn’t burn), close the lid, and cook for about 7 minutes. Turn, close the lid, and cook for 7 minutes more, or until the bacon is crisp. Remove the skewers from the grill, baste with melted butter, and serve.

Note: The skewer should go through each shrimp twice. This prevents the shrimp from spinning on the skewer as you are turning during cooking. It also helps to hold the bacon in place.


­–From America’s Best BBQ HomeStyle by Ardie A. Davis and Chef Paul Kirk Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC


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