These grilled Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Kabobs are a quick and easy weeknight meal that’s packed with flavor. Despite being super simple, they’re also impressive enough to serve at your next summer party along with grilled corn, potatoes, and more.
Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Kabobs
Cajun flavored Sausage and Shrimp Kabobs are one of the easiest ways to get a healthy, delicious, and flavorful meal ready in no time. During the summer, this is one of my go-to grilling recipes. All you need are raw shrimp, sliced Andouille sausage, your favorite cajun seasoning, melted butter, and a little salt and pepper.
Grilled Shrimp Skewers Ingredients
- Shrimp - you can use either fresh or frozen shrimp, just be sure to leave time for the shrimp to thaw before cooking. I like to use jumbo shrimp because it is a bit harder to overcook on the grill and is the perfect size for pairing with sliced sausage. Either tail on or off is great - it’s your choice!
- Sausage - for cajun kabobs, I like to use andouille smoked sausage. However, any type will work great. They should be cut into ½” slices.
- Cajun Seasoning - because different brands of cajun seasoning have different levels of heat, you may need to adjust the quantity slightly. Remember you can always add more!
- Butter - your butter will need to be melted so that it can be brushed onto the grill while they are grilling.
- Salt and Pepper
- Lemon Wedges - you can either spritz the kabobs with lemon juice before serving or serve with lemon wedges.
How to Make Grilled Sausage Shrimp Kabobs
- Soak the skewers. If you are using wooden skewers, place them in a shallow baking dish and cover with water. Soak for at least 1 hour so the sticks don't burn while the chicken cooks.
- Prepare the shrimp and sausage. Prepare shrimp by thawing if frozen. Peel and devein if needed. Prepare sausage by cutting into ½" slices.
- Assemble the kabobs. Thread the shrimp and sausage slices onto the kabob sticks, alternating. Be sure to space evenly so they will cook evenly.
- Cook. Place kabobs on the preheated grill. Season with cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cook for about 2 minutes, then turn over. Brush with the melted butter and cook for another 2 minutes, or until shrimp are opaque and cooked through.
- Serve. Remove the kabobs from the grill and serve immediately with lemon wedges. Enjoy!
Recipe Variations for Cajun Shrimp and Sausage
Here are a few ideas of ways to serve and prepare your Cajun Shrimp and Sausage beyond just kabobs! These are just a few Cajun shrimp and sausage recipes to get you started - feel free to get creative.
- Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Pasta: create an easy Creamy Cajun Shrimp dish by serving with alfredo sauce and fettuccine, penne, or any other type of pasta.
- Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Rice: serve your grilled shrimp and sausage over a bed of cooked rice or buttery grits.
- Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Tacos: create tacos by stuffing warm tortillas with seasoned shrimp, and add your favorite toppings like diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, avocado slices, and a drizzle of sauce (e.g., sour cream, salsa, or a creamy Cajun sauce).
- Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Po'Boy Sandwiches: fill a French baguette or a hoagie roll with Cajun shrimp, lettuce, tomato, and a generous drizzle of Cajun or remoulade sauce for a delicious po' boy sandwich.
- Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Salad: For a lighter option, serve Cajun shrimp on a bed of mixed greens, or create a Cajun shrimp salad with ingredients like mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and a zesty Cajun vinaigrette.
Frequently Asked Questions
When making Grilled Cajun Shrimp, I like to use jumbo shrimp. It’s easy to overcook shrimp that are much smaller. You can use either fresh or frozen, but if they are frozen make sure to thaw first. It’s also up to you whether you choose tails on or off.
In general, it should take you about 2-3 minutes per side to cook shrimp on the grill. You are looking for the shrimp to turn pink and opaque, but you also don’t want to overcook it. The cooking time depends on how large the shrimp are and how hot your grill is, so always keep a close eye on your grilled shrimp skewers.
Yes! Make sure to soak your wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes or more prior to putting on the grill. This keeps them from burning!
Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Kabobs Recipe
- 1½ lb Shrimp peeled and deveined - tails on or off
- 12 ounces Andouille Sausage cut into ½" slices
- 2 Tablespoons Cajun Seasoning
- 2 Tablespoons Melted Butter
- ½ teaspoon Salt to taste
- ⅛ teaspoon Pepper to taste
- 1 large Lemon cut into wedges
- Preheat the grill to medium high heat, or about 335 degrees.
- Place wooden skewers in a shallow baking dish and cover with water. Soak for at least 1 hour so the sticks don't burn while the chicken cooks.
- Meanwhile, prepare thawed shrimp by peeling and deveining. Thread the raw shrimp and sausage slices onto the kabob sticks, alternating. Be sure to space evenly so they will cook evenly.
- Place kabobs on the preheated grill. Season with cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cook for about 2 minutes, then turn over. Brush with the melted butter and cook for another 2 minutes, or until shrimp are opaque and cooked through.
- Remove the kabobs from the grill and serve immediately with lemon wedges. Enjoy!
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These grilled Cajun Shrimp Sausage kabobs are an easy and flavorful summer recipe. They taste amazing with just about any summer BBQ side dishes, or can be served as a simple appetizer.