Shrimp, Sausage, and Vegetable Kebabs

Shrimp, Sausage, and Vegetable Kebabs

The weather is definitely cooling down, and very quickly I might add. Over here in the US, we had a long Labor Day weekend. There were two nice sunny days but Monday was cold and a little wet. This was also the last weekend of the summer holidays. Rain or shine, we had to make the most out of it.

Despite the on-off drizzle, we decided to go ahead with our plans for the grill. What’s a long weekend without some grilling, right? Besides, I wanted to use those shrimps and vegetables from the farmers market. Teenage boys need lots of protein and so in went the cooked apple chicken sausages.

I seasoned the pound of shrimps with a ¼ teaspoon thyme, a ½ teaspoon sugar, and freshly shaved salt and pepper. For the vegetables, I used a good shake of thyme, salt, and pepper. Let shrimps and vegetables hang out for 30 minutes. Slice sausages into bite size pieces. Skewer the shrimps, vegetables, and sausages and grill for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Do not over cook or shrimps will become rubbery.

Shrimp, Sausage, and Vegetable Kebabs
 
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Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb (450g) large shrimps, peeled and deveined but leave tails intact
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • 12 oz (340g) apple chicken sausage or sausage of choice, cut into 4 crosswise
  • 2 red bell peppers, cubed
  • 2 zucchinis, cut into chunks
  • 2 yellow squashes, cut into chunks
  • Vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Soak 12 large bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes.
  2. Marinade shrimps with sugar, ¼ teaspoon dried thyme, salt, and pepper for 30 minutes. In a separate container, combine red bell peppers, zucchinis, and yellow squashes. Sprinkle remaining ¾ teaspoon dried thyme, salt, and pepper over vegetables. Let vegetables sit for 30 minutes.
  3. String shrimps, sausages, and vegetables alternately onto skewers. Brush generously with vegetable oil. Place on preheated grill and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
  4. Remove and serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.

Ro-Ri San did a great job at the grill with these kebabs. The shrimps were juicy and succulent, and vegetables were tender and flavorful. The sausages? Can’t go wrong with sausages.

Shrimp, Sausage, and Vegetable Kebabs

Now, to share a little bit about kids going back to school. You know it’s time to pull back on the fussing when

1. your youngest enters high school and says, “Don’t worry, Mom. I can take care of it!”
2. they are out of the car and down the hallway before you even have time to collect your thoughts.
3. they are off in different directions doing their thing after school instead of sitting down and having an afternoon snack.

Sigh…they do grow up fast!

Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 😎

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Comments

  1. Stella says

    Hey Biren, that middle photo with the raw kebabs just laid out on the grill is wonderful. It made me have hunger pains *seriously* Oh, and I didn't know that kebabs were a summer thing. I'd eat one anytime (smile).
    p.s.-your kids sound very functional, Biren. That's a feat in and of itself these day;-)

  2. lequan@luvtoeat says

    Love those kebabs Biren! We are sure feeling the cooler weather here in Edmonton as well. But being used to (dare I say the word?) snow, my family barbecue year round. Teehee. We rarely have kebabs though. The ones you made look wonderful with all those colours, and a great mix of ingredients on one stick. I'm going to have to try these for my kids. I'm sure they would prefer these over a plain old steak. Can even cut up their steak and skewer it, more fun your way! Thank you for sharing and reintroducing me to the kebab again. Moms always have to look for fun ways to present their food…sigh.

  3. Julie M. says

    That sausage looks like you got it cooked absolutely perfect! I so love a good kebab. They do grow up fast! I can't believe my oldest is already in first grade. It seems like only last week I was sending him off to preschool. I hope you enjoyed your long weekend!

  4. Kamalika says

    The kebabs look lovely and tempting…we enjoyed our long weekend as we have the perfect wheather for outings…..from last night we are having rain and a cloudy atmosphere which made every thing so gloomy…..

  5. IJust LoveMyApron says

    Love the kababs! The shrimps were grilled to perfection with a charred flavor.These look absolutely delicious Biren! Time flies indeed. The kids've grown up fast!

  6. Reeni says

    Your kebabs look fantastic Biren! Such a nice variety of stuff on them – all delicious. It's getting cooler here too and I'm so glad I can start to tackle that list of baking recipes I have.

  7. Faith says

    I love how you used a combo of shrimp and sausage on these kebabs…your mix of veggies looks great too! I hope your little ones had a good first day back to school!

  8. MaryMoh says

    Lovely kebabs….my favourite. I have already kept my barbie…..too cold to BBQ any more. Need to cook hot pot to stay warm. Yes, children grow up too fast. Soon they will leave the nest leaving 2 old folks at home….hmmm. Let's just enjoy whatever time we have with them 😀

  9. Sommer says

    What fantastic looking kebabs! Don't remind me about the kids growing up fast–my youngest just set off to kindergarten…sniff, sniff!

  10. Dongxing says

    What a posh prawn, sausage & veg kebabs – I would love to have this for a lazy weekend meal. Your hubby did a great job in not burning the sausages and over-cooking the prawns at the same time – well done. My little baby is starting primary school on Monday Sept 13th at 4-1/4 years old….where did the time go? I sure will miss his company when he' at school!

  11. Cristina TeenieCakes says

    Oooo, Biren! Those look like some tasty kebabs. Lots of good veggies and meats on each skewer. Good stuff and nicely done!

  12. Joanne says

    At least the kids seriously love school! That's awesome!

    Also awesome. These kebabs. I love how colorful they are. And full of nice smoky meat and vegetables. Gotta love it.

  13. rotinrice says

    Soon we will also be doing more hotpots. Hotpots are so warm and comforting.

    Children do grow up fast and I am dreading the day they leave home. It will be too quiet then. Yes, we will have to make the most of it now.

  14. rotinrice says

    Most children enjoy kebabs as they are bite size. I am sure yours will too. Sausages are always a big hit.

    The kindergarten years are fun years. It is but a flitting moment. Enjoy them now….

  15. magicofspice says

    My boys are just crazy over that apple sausage too…These are amazing, and I know we have has such a strange summer weather wise :)

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