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Smoked Spiced Shrimp with Homemade Saskatchewan Dry Rub

By: Bella Bucchiotti
These smoked spiced shrimp with a homemade Saskatchewan dry rub taste amazing. The copycat Traeger blackened Saskatchewan rub is simple to prepare. Everything from the juicy shrimp to the homemade blackening seasoning and cocktail sauce is just perfect.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 2 Pounds shrimp, raw, peeled, deveined
  • ½ Cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 Tablespoon parsley, fresh, chopped
  • 5 lemon, wedges, for garnish

Saskatchewan Rub

  • 2 Teaspoon paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon peppercorn, cracked
  • ½ Teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Teaspoon brown sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon mustard powder, ground
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 Teaspoon dried thyme

Saskatchewan Cocktail Sauce

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon horseradish
  • ½ Tablespoon prepared saskatchewan rub
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire


  • Add pellets to auger and preheat the smoker to 350 degrees F for 15 minutes with the lid closed.
  • Add peeled shrimp to a large mixing bowl. Pour in the olive oil and lemon juice and toss to coat. In a small bowl, combine saskatchewan rub ingredients and whisk to mix. Set aside ½ tbsp to be used in the cocktail sauce. Add rub to the bowl with shrimp and toss to coat.
  • Lay shrimp out in a single layer atop a baking sheet. Place directly onto the grill grates and close the lid. Cook for 10 minutes, or until opaque.
  • While shrimp are smoking, prepare cocktail sauce. Add all ingredients to a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Garnish shrimp with chopped parsley and lemon wedges. Serve with cocktail sauce.


I recommend Patagonian shrimp for the flavor, they taste similar to lobster. They are pink when raw.


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 586mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 344IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg
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