We have all heard of bacon wrapped shrimp, but this Honey Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Skewers recipe will blow your mind too. It’s almost like they are a match made in heaven! That is of course when you use wild caught Georgia Anchored Shrimp as your seafood!
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About Anchored Shrimp
This is some of the best wild caught shrimp I have ever had. As said before, Anchored Shrimp comes from the coast of Georgia and only harvests the wild fresh delicious shrimp. They are highly versatile whether you are making tacos or just grilling over some coals. For these though, I added them with spicy sausage to make some shrimp skewers.
Making These Honey Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Skewers
One of the biggest tips I have for making these skewers is being patient. While these are super delicious, making the skewers themselves can be a little more work than expected.
For one, the sausage and the shrimp skewers need to fit together in a perfect “c” shape on the metal skewer. This can take some practice to get right the first time, but after you have gotten a handle on it then it goes pretty quickly.
Next, do not be afraid to re-season your Honey Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Skewers after you have skewered them! While they will get seasoned the first time around, getting them on the skewers might take off some of that. Feel free to dust them over one more time for safety.
Lastly, make sure you simmer your bourbon for 2-3 minutes. Unless you like having a honey glaze that has a strong hint of alcohol, simmering the bourbon will help alleviate that flavor. It will also help to make a nice caramel richness too on these shrimp skewers!
Time to eat these Honey Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Skewers
In the end, these delicious skewers are out of this world. Easy to grill over the fire, and perfect when you use Anchored Shrimp! Find the whole recipe below.
Honey Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Skewers
Simple and easy recipe for the whole family. Honey Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Skewers are perfect for quick grilling.
- 1.5 lbs of Anchored Shrimp peeled & deveined
- 3 Spicy Sausage Links sliced
- 2 tbsp of Cajun Seasoning
- Finely Chopped Parsley for garnish
- 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.
Prepare your chicken by trimming off any unnecessary fat. Lather with oil and season using some BBQ seasoning (I used my Hickory Peach Porter rub). Place in the fridge to set for 30 minutes.
Preheat your grill to medium high temperature (about 375F).
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!
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!