Cajun Butter Shrimp & Sausage Skewers



  • 1 lb.

shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 4andouille sausages, sliced into 1/2″ thick rounds (chorizo from portugal or spain works too)
  • 1/4 c.melted butter
  • 1 tbsp.lemon zest
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 tbsp.freshly chopped thyme
  • 1 tsp.smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp.garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp.cayenne
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp.freshly chopped parsley, for garnish


  1. Soak wooden skewers in water for 15 minutes. When ready to cook, drain and dry skewers.
  2. Thread top of shrimp, then sausage, then tail of shrimp onto skewers.
  3. Repeat until all shrimp and sausage is used.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk to combine butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, thyme, and spices.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, then brush all over skewers.
  6. Heat grill or grill pan to medium.
  7. Add skewers and cook until shrimp is opaque and sausage is warmed through, about 3 minutes per side. Garnish with parsley and serve.
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