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Sweet and Spicy Shrimp & Sausage Skewers

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Sweet & Spicy Shrimp & Sausage Skewers are made with Hatch Green Chili chicken sausage and a jumbo shrimp, paired perfectly with a sweet chili dipping sauce.

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These Sweet and Spicy Shrimp Skewers (mini skewers) are the perfect appetizer and they seem fancy, yet in reality they are so simple!

Creating these Sweet and Spicy Shrimp and Sausage Skewers

Summer hasn’t come to an end yet! There is still plenty of sunshine and warm weather for BBQs and parties. And you never want to show up empty handed to a party, right? Enter: shrimp and sausage skewers.

I picked up all of my Ingredients from Sprouts and these guys were a hit. They are fun because they are individual mini skewers and they use the new hatch sausage from Sprouts so they have some heat to them as well.

sausage and shrimp on a toothpick

Hatch chiles are a super versatile ingredient.

I love the versatility of Hatch chilies since you can use them in basically any dish, they are great for soups, sauces and to flavor up meat like in this sausage. Sprouts even has a Hatch mac and cheese I am excited to try!

Now, if you are a spicy food lover like myself you will be a fan of Hatch chilies. However, Hatch chilies do come in a range of heat level from mild and smokey to extra hot! There is something for everybody to enjoy.

sausage and shrimp on a toothpick

Hatch Chiles come in a number of varieties.

While green and red Hatch chiles are really just the same pepper picked at different times, they do offer different flavors. Food and Wine magazine says, “When picked early and then roasted, Hatch green chiles have a very smoky, upfront flavor. Then as the chiles mature and turn red, they develop a slightly sweeter flavor profile and a more earthy underlying taste.”

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Sausage and Shrimp Skewer Ingredients

  • Shrimp, tail-on, peeled and deveined, thawed (16-20 per lb.)
  • Hatch Chili Chicken Sausage
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Cayenne
  • Paprika
  • Olive Oil
  • Lemon Juice
  • Apricot Preserves
  • Sweet Chili Sauce
sausage and shrimp on a toothpick

How to Make Sausage and Shrimp Skewers

  • First, bring a large pot of water to boil and boil the sausage for 3-4 minutes. I like to do this step so the sausage firms up just a bit prior to cooking.
  • Then, cook the sausage on a frying pan with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. On medium heat. Leave the sausage whole. Flip occasionally. Once the sausage gets a nice browned color on the exterior, slice the
    sausage carefully.
  • To get the sausage crispy, place back in the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side. Watch carefully so they don’t burn. Set aside on a plate.
  • Place the thawed shrimp in a large bowl and mix with all of the seasonings. Cook in a single layer on another frying pan (or clean the one you previously used) over medium heat until cooked, about 3 minutes on each side. You will know when they are cooked when the shrimp are opaque.
  • Whisk together the 3 ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl.
  • Skewer a shrimp and sausage together – tuck the sausage slices in the “C” curve of the shrimp and then thread them on a toothpick or small skewers and repeat until finished. Dunk in the sauce and enjoy!
sausage and shrimp on a toothpick

Can I use another type of meat?

  • Sausage works the best, and Sprouts has quality sausage!

Tip for making Sausage and Shrimp appetizer:

  • Use the small toothpicks to make this bite size friendly.
  • Cook up the sausage in advance for easy prep!
  • Marinate the shrimp for 1 hour if you have time for a flavor bonus.
  • Play around with different dipping sauces: bbq sauce, cocktail sauce, honey dijon, creamy horseradish or a spicy ketchup!

More sausage and shrimp recipes:

sausage and shrimp on a toothpick

Sweet & Spicy Shrimp & Sausage

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Author: Kroll’s Korner

Sweet & Spicy Shrimp & Sausage Skewers are made with Hatch Green Chili chicken sausage and a jumbo shrimp, paired perfectly with a sweet chili dipping sauce.

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. shrimp, tail-on, peeled and deveined, thawed (16-20 per lb.)
  • 6 Hatch Chili Chicken Sausage

Seasoning for the shrimp

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1.5 tsp. cayenne
  • 1.5 tsp. paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Dipping sauce:

  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. First, bring a large pot of water to boil and boil the sausage for 3-4 minutes. I like to do this step so the sausage firms up just a bit prior to cooking.

  2. Then, cook the sausage on a frying pan with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. On medium heat. Leave the sausage whole. Flip occasionally.

  3. Once the sausage gets a nice browned color on the exterior, slice the sausage carefully. To get the sausage crispy, place back in the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side. Watch carefully so they don’t burn. Set aside on a plate.

  4. Place the thawed shrimp in a large bowl and mix with all of the seasonings. Cook in a single layer on another frying pan (or clean the one you previously used) over medium heat until cooked, about 3 minutes on each side. You will know when they are cooked when the shrimp are opaque.

  5. Whisk together the 3 ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl.Skewer a shrimp and sausage together – tuck the sausage slices in the "C" curve of the shrimp and then thread them on a toothpick or small skewers and repeat until finished. Dunk in the sauce and enjoy!

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  1. These skewers sound absolutely amazing! I would never usually think to pair sausage and shrimp together but it sounds like a winning combination.

  2. This recipe is amazing! I never thought to combine sausage and shrimp and they both pair so well with the dipping sauce!

  3. I never would’ve thought of mixing sausage with shrimp, but it looks so delicious! That spicy sauce it everything that’s good! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I can’t decide if the skewers or dipping sauce look more mouthwatering. Either way I’m all about this recipe!

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