Grilled Shrimp and Sausage Skewers

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Grilling seafood is a summer past, present and future! Get in on this action with our shrimp and sausage skewers bathed in beer. Using your favorite IPA, sausage and vegetables, you too can be a pit boss. Recipe developer and grilling expert, Nicole Stover creates a fun and flavorful recipe perfect for a summer party or a fall pre-game soirée .

Grilled Colossal Shrimp and Sausage Skewers
These colossal tiger shrimp were paired with andouille sausage grilled by Nicole Stover

Grilled Shrimp and Sausage Skewer Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds shrimp; peeled and devined with tail on (defrosted)
  • 3 cups IPA of choice
  • 10 cloves garlic divided
  • 4 sprigs of thyme divided
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp hot sauce
  • 1 Tbsp + 2tsp Cajun seasoning (or favorite seafood seasoning)
  • 1/2 pound sausage cut into 1/2″ pieces (andouille, keilbasa, chorizo exc.); 1 piece per shrimp
  • Zest of 1 lemon; 2 lemons sliced
  • 2 cups baby potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Optional: 2 ears of corn; cut each cob into 4 pieces

Time needed: 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Preparing Shrimp and Sausage Skewers

  1. Potatoes (Corn)

    Prick potatoes before cooking to allow them to soak up the flavors. In a small sauce pot add potatoes (corn), 2 sprigs of thyme, 5 garlic cloves, 1 Tbsp of seasoning, 1 cup of beer and enough water to cover. Cook until tender (6-8 minutes). Continue to drain and let cool completely.

  2. Shrimp Marinade

    In a plastic bag (or container) add 5 minced garlic cloves along with remaining beer, hot sauce, Worcestershire, lemon zest, thyme and shrimp. Marinate for 1-2 hours.

  3. Preheat Grill

    Prepare grill for direct grilling or preheat grill pan.

  4. Preparing Skewers

    Remove shrimp from marinade and pat dry and top with 1 tsp Cajun seasoning. Toss cooled potatoes in olive oil and 1 tsp Cajun seasoning.

  5. Assembling Skewers

    Skewer shrimp, sausage, lemon slices and potatoes in that order. Leftover potatoes can be skewered separately.

  6. Grilling Time

    Grill skewers 2-3 minutes before flipping and grilling for an additional 2-3 minutes. Shrimp should turn pink and reach and internal temperature of 120 degrees. Serve with favorite dipping sauce. Suggested sauces are listed below.

William Horst grilled up our colossal shrimp skewers using keilbasa

Dipping Sauce Options:

  • Remoulade (spicy for extra heat)
  • Garlic and Herb Butter
  • Traditional Cocktail Sauce
  • Cajun Butter
  • Mango salsa

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Beautiful Colossal Shrimp
Tasty and easy Beautiful shrimp in minutes. Just thaw the night before, run under cold water and boil. Huge, delicious and worth every penny.
Jason, Strafford, VT
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