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 soirÃ©eÂ .
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:Â 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Preparing Shrimp and Sausage Skewers
- 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.
- 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.
- Preheat Grill
Prepare grill for direct grilling or preheat grill pan.
- 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.
- Assembling Skewers
Skewer shrimp, sausage, lemon slices and potatoes in that order. Leftover potatoes can be skewered separately.
- 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.
Dipping Sauce Options:
- Remoulade (spicy for extra heat)
- Garlic and Herb Butter
- Traditional Cocktail Sauce
- Cajun Butter
- Mango salsa
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