Shrimp lovers, if you’re craving some smoky and sweet flavor with your succulent shrimp, my Shrimp & Sausage Skewers is the perfect recipe. A lip-smackingly good bourbon, butter, and honey glaze smothers the amazing cajun shrimp and spicy sausage.  

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honey cajun shrimp and sausage skewers

For top-quality wild-caught shrimp, Anchored Shrimp is the best source around. Versatile and flavorful, their shrimp are the star ingredient in our skewers with cajun spice. The best part about sourcing your shrimp from Anchored Shrimp is that you’re supporting sustainable fishing practices and the local economy of coastal Georgia. 

Why You’ll Love Shrimp & Sausage Skewers

First, this is the perfect appetizer or a quick and easy meal for weeknight dinners or casual gatherings. With simple steps and minimal effort, you can make a satisfying meal in no time. Each bite bursts with bold, smoky flavors that tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving more.

Do you love easy shrimp recipes? Then check out: Shrimp Jalapeño Poppers, Salmon Wrapped Shrimp, Hot Honey Garlic Shrimp, and Garlic Shrimp Scampi.

Sausage & Shrimp Skewers Ingredients 

  • Skewers – Raw shrimp and spicy sausage get all the best flavor from your favorite Cajun spices and finished with colorful chopped parsley. Black pepper is optional. 
  • Honey Glaze – The insanely delicious sticky glaze comes together easily with bourbon (or whiskey), high-quality butter, and your favorite local honey. 

Make sure to buy some wooden skewers before you make this easy recipe, which are easy to find at your local grocery store or online. 

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Tips for perfect skewers

Crafting these skewers is easy, although it does require some patience, especially if it’s your first time making them. You will want to ensure that the sausage and shrimp form a perfect “c” shape on the skewers so that they thread onto the wood skewers evenly. Also, don’t hesitate to re-season the skewers after threading to ensure every bite is flavor-packed!  

How to Make Shrimp & Sausage Skewers

The Prep

Alright, let’s get started on these delicious shrimp and sausage skewers! First up, grab a medium bowl and toss in your deveined shrimp. Give ’em a good sprinkle of Cajun seasoning and make sure they all get nicely coated.

honey cajun shrimp and sausage skewers

Now, take a slice of sausage and place it into the curve of the shrimp. Thread the shrimp and sausage onto your skewers until they’re all loaded up, and then set them aside until you’re ready to cook.

Grilling & Glazing Time

Now, it’s already time to fire up the grill! Get it nice and hot to a medium-high heat temperature, around 375° degrees F. While the grill’s heating up, place a cast iron pan on the grill grates and pour in some bourbon. Let it simmer for a couple of minutes to mellow out the flavor. Once it’s plenty simmered, move the skillet to a cooler part of the grill and mix in the rest of your honey glaze ingredients until everything’s nicely combined.

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With the grill ready, it’s time to add those shrimp skewers. The shrimp cooks fast, so keep your eye on them! They’ll only need about 1-2 minutes per side. In the final minute, brush the outside of the skewers with that delicious glaze to give them a beautiful caramelized finish.

Once they’re done, pull those skewers off the hot grill and let them rest for a minute or two. Sprinkle on some chopped parsley for a fresh touch, and then dig in and enjoy these mouthwatering shrimp and sausage skewers!

What to Serve with Shrimp & Sausage Skewers

When serving shrimp and sausage skewers, for your sides consider grilled cherry tomatoes, corn on the cob, and an arugula salad to round out the meal. You could also pair the kabobs with some cajun spiced rice. 

More with Shrimp

​Leftovers & Reheating

To store leftover shrimp and sausage, cool them to room temperature before transferring them to an airtight container or resealable plastic bag. Place them in the refrigerator and use the leftovers within 3-4 days. If you want to extend that time, package the leftovers in vacuum-sealed freezer bags for 2-3 months. When ready to enjoy, thaw the frozen leftovers overnight in the refrigerator before reheating or incorporating them into your meals.

For best results, gently reheat any leftover shrimp and sausage in a skillet over medium heat until warmed through, being careful not to overcook the shrimp. 

FAQs for Shrimp & Sausage Kabobs

Do I have to use wooden skewers, or can I use metal skewers instead?

While wooden skewers are easy enough, metal skewers can also be used. Just keep in mind that metal skewers conduct heat more efficiently, so you may need to adjust your cooking time accordingly.

Can I use different types of sausage for the kabobs?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different types of sausage to suit your taste preferences. Whether you prefer spicy Andouille sausage, smoked sausage, or chicken sausages, the choice is all yours.

Can I make these kabobs ahead of time?

Yes, you can assemble the kabobs ahead of time and refrigerate them until you’re ready to cook. Just be sure to store them in an airtight container or resealable bag to prevent them from drying out.

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honey cajun shrimp and sausage skewers

Shrimp and Sausage Skewers

This recipe features a lip-smackingly good bourbon, butter, and honey glaze over cajun-spiced shrimp and spicy sausage on skewers.
Author:Derek Wolf
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people


Skewer Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs of Anchored Shrimp peeled & deveined
  • 3 Spicy Sausage Links sliced
  • 2 tbsp of Cajun Seasoning
  • Finely Chopped Parsley for garnish

Honey Glaze:

  • 2 oz of Bourbon or Whiskey
  • 3 tbsp of Butter
  • 1.5 tbsp of Honey


  • Add the shrimp into a food safe bowl. Season generously with the cajun seasoning and mix together.
  • Place a sliced sausage link inside the curve of the shrimp and add onto the skewer. Do this until all your skewers are full.
  • Set aside until you are ready to cook.
  • Preheat your grill to medium-high temperature (about 375 degrees F).
  • Add a basting skillet over the direct heat. Add bourbon to skillet and let simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Once simmered, pull off to a lower heat part of the grill and add the rest of the Honey Glaze ingredients. Mix together thoroughly.
  • Add your shrimp skewers to the grill. Cook for about 1-2 minutes per side. Glaze the outside of the skewers on the last 1 minute of the cook to give a nice caramelization.
  • Once done, pull the skewers off and rest for 1-2 minutes. Garnish with chopped parsley and enjoy!



Tips for perfect skewers
Crafting these skewers is easy, although it does require some patience, especially if it’s your first time making them. You will want to ensure that the sausage and shrimp form a perfect “c” shape on the skewers so that they thread onto the wood skewers evenly. Also, don’t hesitate to re-season the skewers after threading to ensure every bite is flavor-packed!


Serving: 6Oz | Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 307mg | Sodium: 368mg | Potassium: 573mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1998IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 2mg

Derek Wolf

Derek is the driving force behind Over the Fire Cooking. He started cooking with live fire in 2016 and decided to start a social media page so his friends and family could follow the journey. Fast forward to today and Over the Fire Cooking has spread across multiple platforms with millions now following Derek's fire cooking journey. He's a southern fellow who enjoys everything from classic BBQ to Central and South American inspired dishes. Whatever he's cooking up, it's guaranteed to be so freakin' delicious!

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