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My What's your "Beef"  entry. 

Steak Firecrackers 

Kung Pao marinated NY strips wrapped around firecracker marinated U-12 shrimp. Saffron rice and garden salad with raspberry dressing. 

This is a play on regular Firecracker Shrimp using steak for the wrap instead of wonton wrappers. 

Salad ingredients excluding the greens. Making the raspberry dressing. 

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Saffron rice ingredients. When using saffron crush it and allow to bloom in water for 15 minutes. Currents were put in warm water to help them rehydrate. 

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The shrimp and ingredients for the marinade. 

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You prep the shrimp by pealing them leaving the tails on then devain them. On the bottom side cut 4 or 5 slits which helps them to not curl up when cooked. After I got them prepped into the marinade they went. 

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Cooked in my Grill basket in Prometheus. I also took the marinade, added some sweet chilli sauce and reduced it down to make a dredge sauce. 

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NY strip steaks cut 1/4" thick. Ingredients to make the marinade. 

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I trimmed the steaks and squared them up. Pounded as flat as possible. Once done into the marinade they went. 

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Dip the shrimp in the dredge sauce then roll it up and tie it off. Nine Steak Firecrackers ready to go. 

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Seared on a 500* CI griddle. Served family style with the salad in the middle. A lot of work but very tasty. Thanks for looking. 

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Saffron note: everybody thinks saffron is really, really expensive. But not really. Saffron is a very strong spice and it only takes one small pinch in a recipe. I bought 2 grams for $16 with free shipping. You get about 3 pinches per gram so less than $3 everytime you use it and the flavor is definitely worth $3.

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10 minutes ago, Mr Cue said:

Wow, you've always got an ace up your sleeve, Charles! 

TY Mr Cue - I was going to do something different but then this just came to me. I love firecracker shrimp and how could I improve them? Wrap with steak instead of wonton wrappers of course B)

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31 minutes ago, wickedcajun said:

I likey!!! Might have to move to the bistro instead of Aussie Joe's... Is closer and food looks just as good!!

I appreciate that wickedcajun but I think I'd pick Aussie Joe's over my own house - LOL 

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46 minutes ago, rogerfromco said:

Those are so creative and look delicious!

 

21 minutes ago, DerHusker said:

Very creative ck and I'll bet they were delicious too! :good::good::good:

 

10 minutes ago, jackjumper101 said:

Beautiful entry, ck.  Well worth the effort!!:good::good::good:

TY everyone - wanted to enter something different. I figured someone else will enter the standard beef cooks. 

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1 hour ago, bwarbiany said:

That's a great dish to kick off this month's challenge. Very inventive!

 

And I'll bet they tasted amazing too.

TY bwarbiany - had them all drooling at work when I showed them the pictures. 

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