Sausage and Shrimp Kabobs

Fire up the grill and get ready to savor the delicious flavors of summer with these mouthwatering Sausage and Shrimp Kabobs. Combining the smoky richness of sausage with the succulent sweetness of shrimp, these kabobs are seasoned with barbecue seasoning for an extra kick of flavor. Perfect for a quick weeknight meal or a weekend barbecue with friends and family, these kabobs are sure to become a favorite in your grilling repertoire.


  • 12 oz smoked sausage rope
  • 12 oz shrimp (jumbo, tail-on, peeled and deveined)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Barbecue Seasoning


  1. Preheat your grill to 350 degrees F, ensuring that the grill grates are clean and ready for cooking.
  2. Begin by cutting the smoked sausage rope into approximately 1-inch slices, ensuring they are the same thickness as the shrimp.
  3. Next, pat the shrimp dry with paper towels and place them in a bowl. Add the sliced sausage, olive oil, and barbecue seasoning to the bowl, tossing everything together until well combined and evenly coated.
  4. Now, it’s time to assemble the kabobs. Thread the shrimp and sausage slices onto skewers, ensuring that the sausage slices are nestled into the “C” curve of the shrimp for secure skewering.
  5. Once assembled, place the kabobs on the preheated grill over medium-high heat. Grill for about 3 minutes on each side, flipping once, until the shrimp are opaque and cooked through, and the sausage is heated.
  6. Once cooked to perfection, carefully remove the kabobs from the grill and transfer them to a serving platter. Garnish with your favorite herbs or serve alongside your preferred side dishes.
  7. Enjoy these delectable Sausage and Shrimp Kabobs hot off the grill, savoring the irresistible combination of flavors with every bite.

Prep Time: 15 min Cooking Time: 5 min Total Time: 20 min Servings: 6

Serving Tips:

  1. Serve the kabobs hot off the grill for the best flavor and texture.
  2. Garnish with freshly chopped herbs like parsley or cilantro for a pop of color and freshness.
  3. Accompany the kabobs with a side of grilled vegetables, rice, or a crisp salad for a complete meal.
  4. Offer a selection of dipping sauces such as garlic aioli, barbecue sauce, or sweet chili sauce for added flavor.

Storage Tips:

  1. If you have leftovers, allow the kabobs to cool completely before storing.
  2. Transfer any leftover kabobs to an airtight container or wrap them tightly in aluminum foil.
  3. Refrigerate the leftovers promptly and consume them within 2-3 days for the best quality.
  4. To reheat, gently warm the kabobs in the microwave or oven until heated through. Avoid overcooking to prevent the shrimp from becoming tough.
  5. Alternatively, you can remove the shrimp and sausage from the skewers and use them to make salads, pasta dishes, or sandwiches for a delicious leftover makeover.

By following these serving and storage tips, you can enjoy the Sausage and Shrimp Kabobs fresh and flavorful, whether served immediately or enjoyed as leftovers later on.

variations :

  1. Veggie Kabobs: Add a variety of colorful vegetables to the kabobs for added flavor and nutrients. Try cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, zucchini, mushrooms, or pineapple chunks. Simply alternate the vegetables with the shrimp and sausage on the skewers before grilling.
  2. Cajun Spice: Give your kabobs a Cajun twist by seasoning them with Cajun spice blend instead of barbecue seasoning. The bold and spicy flavors will complement the smoky sausage and sweet shrimp perfectly.
  3. Lemon Herb Marinade: Create a refreshing marinade using lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, and a blend of fresh herbs such as parsley, thyme, and rosemary. Marinate the shrimp and sausage for at least 30 minutes before threading them onto skewers and grilling.
  4. Teriyaki Glaze: Brush the kabobs with a homemade or store-bought teriyaki glaze during grilling for a sweet and savory flavor profile. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions for an extra touch of Asian-inspired flair.
  5. Mediterranean Style: Add Mediterranean flair to your kabobs by marinating the shrimp and sausage in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, and smoked paprika. Serve the grilled kabobs with tzatziki sauce and a side of Greek salad for a complete meal.
  6. Surf and Turf Kabobs: Create a decadent surf and turf experience by alternating shrimp and small pieces of steak or chicken on the skewers. Season with your favorite steak seasoning or marinade for a mouthwatering flavor combination.
  7. Pineapple Jalapeno Glaze: Make a tangy and spicy glaze using pineapple juice, jalapeno peppers, honey, and soy sauce. Brush the glaze over the kabobs during grilling for a tropical twist with a kick of heat.
  8. Coconut Curry Sauce: Serve the grilled kabobs with a creamy coconut curry sauce made with coconut milk, curry paste, ginger, and garlic. Drizzle the sauce over the kabobs before serving for a fusion of flavors that will delight your taste buds.
  9. Mediterranean Style: Marinate the shrimp and sausage in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, and smoked paprika. Serve the grilled kabobs with tzatziki sauce and a side of Greek salad for a complete meal.
  10. Honey Mustard Glaze: Create a sweet and tangy glaze using honey, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, and a pinch of smoked paprika. Brush the glaze over the kabobs during grilling for irresistible flavor.

These variations offer exciting ways to customize your Sausage and Shrimp Kabobs to suit your taste preferences and add variety to your grilling repertoire. Enjoy experimenting with different flavors and ingredients to create kabobs that are sure to impress!

FAQs :

  1. Can I use different types of sausage for the kabobs?
    • Absolutely! You can use your favorite type of sausage, such as smoked sausage, Italian sausage, or Andouille sausage, depending on your flavor preferences.
  2. Do I need to soak wooden skewers before grilling?
    • It’s a good idea to soak wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes before grilling to prevent them from burning on the grill.
  3. Can I use frozen shrimp for the kabobs?
    • Yes, you can use frozen shrimp for the kabobs. Thaw them thoroughly before using and pat them dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
  4. How long should I grill the kabobs?
    • Grill the kabobs over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes on each side, flipping once, or until the shrimp are opaque and cooked through.
  5. Can I make these kabobs ahead of time?
    • While it’s best to grill the kabobs fresh, you can prepare the shrimp and sausage ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to assemble and grill the kabobs.
  6. What can I serve with the kabobs?
    • These kabobs pair well with a variety of side dishes such as rice, grilled vegetables, salad, or crusty bread. You can also serve them with dipping sauces like barbecue sauce, aioli, or tzatziki.
  7. Can I grill these kabobs indoors?
    • Yes, you can grill these kabobs indoors using a grill pan or an indoor electric grill. Just make sure to preheat the grill pan or electric grill before cooking the kabobs.
  8. Are these kabobs suitable for a barbecue party?
    • Absolutely! These kabobs are perfect for a barbecue party or outdoor gathering. You can easily double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd.
  9. How should I store leftovers?
    • If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat gently in the microwave or oven before serving.
  10. Can I customize the seasoning for the kabobs?
    • Yes, feel free to customize the seasoning to suit your taste preferences. You can use your favorite barbecue seasoning blend or experiment with different spices and herbs for a unique flavor profile.

With their simple preparation and tantalizing flavors, these Sausage and Shrimp Kabobs are a must-try for any grilling enthusiast. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or simply craving a quick and flavorful meal, these kabobs are sure to impress. Fire up the grill and treat yourself to the ultimate summer dish that’s both easy to make and incredibly delicious.