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Shrimp and Sausage Skewers
Shrimp and Sausage Skewers
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Brining/Marinating Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
36 mins

Shrimp and sausage skewers are summertime surf and turf...quick and easy grilling for hot, sultry days.

Course: Dinner/Grilling, Seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shrimp and sausage skewers
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 684 kcal
  • 2 lbs shrimp, tail-on, peeled, and deveined (about 16-20 per lb)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chives, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest, grated
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • marinated shrimp
  • 2 lbs sausage, fully cooked (kielbasa or andouille)
  • 2 sweet bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1 inch pieces (red, yellow or orange)
  • 1 large onion, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  1. Stir together the sugar and salt, add the shrimp and toss well to coat. Refrigerate for 30 mins - 1 hour.

  2. Place the brined shrimp in a colander and rinse very well with cold water.

  1. Whisk together all of the ingredients and add the shrimp. Cover, refrigerate and marinate the shrimp for 30 mins - 1 hr.

Make the Skewers
  1. Heat the grill to med/high heat.

  2. Thread alternating pieces of shrimp, sausage, peppers and onion on skewers. It's easiest if you skewer the shrimp through the head and tail forming a "c" so they don't fall through the grill. 

  3. Grill, turning once, until shrimp are pink and cooked through, about 6 mins.

Recipe Notes

Special Equipment: Metal skewers for grilling

Nutrition Facts
Shrimp and Sausage Skewers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 684 Calories from Fat 468
% Daily Value*
Fat 52g80%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 365mg122%
Sodium 3622mg157%
Potassium 468mg13%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 1150IU23%
Vitamin C 47.6mg58%
Calcium 188mg19%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.