Grilled Shrimp and Smoked Sausage Skewers

Looking across shrimp and smoked sausage skewers on a grill while they are being glazed with a red brush.
This recipe is for brand affiliate Grillgrates

Grilled shrimp and smoked sausage skewers are perfect for a BBQ with friends in the backyard or a special grilled camp meal. After being briefly grilled, the skewers are glazed with barbecue sauce. 

This recipe calls for smoked beef sausage, but you can easily substitute chicken, turkey, or pork sausage. Try different brands of your favorite BBQ rubs and sauces, to see which you prefer.

To keep the wooden skewers from burning on the grill, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight before skewering the shrimp and sausage. Or use metal skewers. 

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GrillGrates with shrimp and smoked sausage having just been put on to cook.
Making the sausage a little thicker than the width of the shrimp helps to not overcook them.
A stack of shrimp and smoked sausage skewers on a white serving plate ready to be eaten.
The shrimp and smoked sausage skewers can be served as a finger food or on a plate with side items.
Close up look at finished shrimp and smoked sausage with a moist looking glaze.
The smoked flavors of the sausage spread to the shrimp and then is complimented with the BBQ sauce.
Shrimp and smoked sausages sitting evenly and parallel to the GrillGrates
Cooking the skewers parallel to the GrillGrates helps to hold the shrimp flat.
Looking across shrimp and smoked sausage skewers on a grill while they are being glazed with a red brush.
When almost cooked, add a BBQ sauce glaze. If your sauce is too thick it can be watered down with juice.

Grilled Shrimp and Smoked Sausage Skewers Recipe

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This recipe is for brand affiliate Grillgrates.
Looking across shrimp and smoked sausage skewers on a grill while they are being glazed with a red brush.
Grilled Shrimp and Smoked Sausage Skewers are perfect for a BBQ with friends in the backyard or a special grilled camp meal.
Preparation 20 minutes
Cook 12 minutes
Ready in 32 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
CourseAppetizer
InfluenceGlobal
DifficultySeasoned
MethodGrill

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds smoked beef sausage
  • 32 medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablesppon favorite BBQ rub
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil spray
  • 2 tablespoons favorite BBQ sauce

Equipment

Directions

  • Soak the wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes overnight, so they do not burn on the grill.
  • Cut the smoked sausage into 32 equal-sized pieces. Remove all the shells from the shrimp.
  • Assemble the skewers by alternating 4 pieces of sausage with 4 shrimp. Gently sprinkle the sausage and shrimp with the BBQ rub.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat, about 600 degrees F (315 degrees C). Spray with oil just before adding the skewers.
  • Grill the skewers for 5 minutes on each side.
  • Brush lightly with the BBQ sauce then cook for 1 minute. Turn and add BBQ sauce to the other side and cook for 1 minute or until the glaze sets. 
  • Remove to a serving plate and serve while hot.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 293kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 13gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 795mgPotassium: 223mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg

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