Everything you love about a shrimp boil; shrimp, potatoes, corn, red onion, & sausage on a skewer. Grilled shrimp boil skewers are seasoned with Old Bay, Tajin, & other easy to find spices and then grilled to perfection.
I love a good shrimp boil. In facet it became a summer staple in our house. The shrimp and corn obtain so much flavor from the spices and cooking liquid.
It ended up being one of my most favorite recipes my Instant Pot cookbook.
The flavors and ingredients translate well to all sorts of cooking methods.
If you are not familiar with a shrimp boil or a low-country boil, lemme tell you all about it.
You toss a bunch of shell on shrimp, cobs of corn, sausage, and potatoes into a large pot. Cover it with water. If you wanna be different you can use some beer or stock in addition to water for extra flavor. Add in Old Bay seasoning or one of those handy dandy shrimp boil seasoning sachets and then boil away until everything is tender and cooked through.
I like the idea of grilled shrimp boil skewers because you can parboil your corn and potatoes earlier in the day or even the day before you plan on grilling.
Soak your wooden skewers so they don’t burn and then assemble the skewers as needed.
Shrimp and sausage cook pretty quickly on the grill so you want the potatoes and corn to be relatively cooked through as well to maintain a uniform cooking time.
The seasoning blend is a little different than the traditional use of only Old Bay.
I like to season the skewers with a mix of Old Bay, Tajin, cayenne, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. A little sprinkle of seasoning will do ya.
Top the grilled skewers with some fresh lemon juice and you are good to go!
Another great thing about these skewers is your whole meal is basically on a stick! No need for additional side dishes!
*Andouille sausage or turkey Kielbasa or even no sausage at all would still be great with this recipe. Use what you prefer or have on hand. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
*Andouille sausage or turkey Kielbasa or even no sausage at all would still be great with this recipe. Use what you prefer or have on hand.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.