Category: Appetizers

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Shrimp

Preheat your grill to about 400 degrees.

If your shrimp are not deveined when you buy them, use kitchen shears to cut down the back of the shrimp (the top or longer side) and remove the shell. You can read more



  • 12 slices bacon, halved crosswise
  • 12 ounces chicken livers, halved
  • 12 whole water chestnuts or pineapple


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Chinese Sweet and Sour Sauce

Rumaki begins with the marinade, of course: Combine soy sauce, ginger, sherry and sugar in a small bowl. Add the chicken livers and water chestnut pieces and marinate them read more

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Dip


  • 2 lbs. of skinless boneless ¬†chicken thighs
  • 1 12-ounce bottle hot wing sauce
  • 2 T water
  • 4 tabs of butter
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Hidden Valley ranch dressing
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Grill your chicken with basic seasoning.¬† Shred and place in baking pan and add cream cheese and ranch dressing, and shred chicken with mixer until fully blended.
  • Spread chicken dip into a casserole dish, top with shredded cheese, and bake or smoke at 350-375 degrees for about 10 minutes or until cheese is fully melted.¬† If smoking, you might want to wrap the dish (exposed portion) in foil to keep smoke from staining.

Notes:  If you like, you can finish this off in a slow-cooker. Dip can be served after topped with shredded cheese and smoked (indirect if you don’t have a smoker) or baked in read more

Coconut-Rum Grilled Shrimp

The whole recipe starts by mixing up a coconut-rum marinade. Part of the marinade is set aside and heated on the stovetop to thicken into a glaze. The remaining mixture is used to marinate the shrimp read more

Grilled Artichokes

  • 1 artichoke
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • juice from half a lemon
  • pinch of coarse salt

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Slice artichoke in half and immediately put it in the water. Boil 15 minutes.
Melt the butter and add the garlic, lemon juice and salt. Whisk, whisk. read more