Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Grilled Shrimp and Sausage Skewers


How's your grilling season going?

What has been your favorite meal from the grill so far this year?

We've had a variety of grilled deliciousness already this summer...corn, burgers, veggies, steaks, potatoes and fruit, but these Shrimp and Sausage Skewers may be my favorites so far.

I must admit that I was a shrimp-grilling novice..."How hard can they be?" was the approach I took.

And, in case you are wondering...they are super simple!  Practically foolproof.  Highly recommended!


Just started by threading the skewers with onion petals, hunks of smoked Polish sausage, green pepper and thawed, raw shrimp.  

Takes me back to the days of kindergarten, when patterns were all the rage!  


Kept up the pattern making until the fixings were all used up.  


Then, using three standard pantry staples minced garlic, cocktail sauce and honey, whipped up a fabulous glaze.

Admittedly, I was a little hesitant because I wasn't sure how I felt about grilling the sauce that is typically served with cold shrimp…but it was the perfect sauce for all of the components.  


Before grilling, the glaze was brushed on the skewers…one side at a time.  


And then, placed on the grill. 


For about 5-7 minutes per side, until the shrimp was cooked, the veggies had a slight char and the sauce was just right!  


Served the skewers up over a bed of quinoa and we all enjoyed!  


RECIPE:

Ingredients:
1 medium onion, cut into petals
1# Smoked Polish sausage - sliced into bite sized hunks
2 Green Peppers, cut into large pieces
1# shrimp, raw and thawed

1/3 cup Cocktail Sauce
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp minced garlic

Directions:
Thread the skewers with shrimp, sausage and vegetables. 
Mix up the glaze. 
Brush on one side of the skewers. 
Place on grill, brush on other side. 
Grill for 5-7 minutes on each side, until shrimp are pink and opaque…don't overcook.