Shrimp and Sausage Skewers

As a gal who likes to grill 365 days a year, this kind of dish makes me pretty happy. Use deveined shrimp in the shell (leaving it in the shell makes the shrimp more succulent). The combination with the beef sausage is spectacular, but you can use any sausage you like. By the way, while I prefer mine on the grill, you can easily make yours in the oven. The leftovers are divine in a lunch to go. This is so beautifully paired with my Smoky Red Pepper Sauce.

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Shrimp and Sausage Skewers

  • Author: nocrumbsleft
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings


This is an easy and delicious weeknight dinner that you can pair with your favorite vegetables and sides!


For the Skewers:

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, shell on, deveined
  • Sizzling Shrimp Marinade (see recipe below)
  • 1216 ounces sausage (cooked beef kielbasa cut into ½¾ inch rounds)
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil (for kielbasa)
  • Sizzling Shrimp Marinade (see recipe below)

For the Sizzling Shrimp Marinade:

  • 4 cloves garlic
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup olive oil


MIX the marinade in a large bowl and place the shrimp in the bowl.  Toss well until all of the shrimp are well coated, then marinate 15 minutes.

CUT the kielbasa into ½ — ¾ inch rounds while the shrimp is marinating.

ASSEMBLE skewers — alternating shrimp and kielbasa.


SET OVEN to broil (if you don’t have a broil setting, set oven to 500°F

PLACE skewers on baking sheet and broil for about 4-5 minutes each side.

If grilling: set temperature to 500 F or medium high. Then oil the grill with 2 Tbsp olive oil.  Grill skewers for about 3-½ minutes per side (depending on your grill)

Serve with Red Pepper Sauce Magic Elixir.

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