Summer isn’t over just yet so why not throw some ‘shrimp on the barbie
I can’t believe we are already through the first week of August! I know I just said that about July but really – time is flying. For anyone that read my last post about a super easy and affordable go to lunch, you might have seen my little announcement teaser. Well.. drum roll please, Chad and I signed for our first apartment! It is such a huge accomplishment for he and I and I truly am excited beyond words. And how this benefits you guys – I’ll be making and posting more healthy and budget friendly meal ideas on the regular!
Though we still have another three weeks until the big move, I thought why not start planning/trying out some ideas now. I’ve been thinking a lot about how I want to go forward with this part of the blog because I know that there are a ton of different recipes and foodie blogs on the market. One thing I want all of my followers to know is that I will always stay true to my principles and my reality. I will never claim something is healthy if I truly know it is everything but. And if that recipe calls for say a stick of butter, y’all know I’ll find my way around it. As for staying true to reality, of course I would like every dish to look beautifully placed on Pottery Barn dishes and granite countertops. Well, I’m twenty years old and that isn’t happening. This is my healthy life, that just so happens to find it’s way to the internet. I want every college student, every minimum wage (hard) working individual to be able to find their healthy life through a dash of mine. So, I hope you enjoy.
Normally Chad and I turn the other cheek when it comes to any type of kabobs or skewers, I always feel like they’re more work than what you get. I thought about it, and remembered ‘hey this is my dinner’ so I’m going to do what I want. I decided to do an all meat, simple seasoning type dish and voila!
Simple Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Skewers
What you’ll need:
1-2 lbs. frozen shrimp : I used peeled and deveined | Spicy sausage of your choice : I used a cajun style, if you aren’t into super spicy, try a sweet Italian sausage! | Cajun seasoning
Optional sauce : Plain greek yogurt + cajun seasoning
Soak roughly 6-8 skewers in water for at least 20 minutes. While those are soaking, thaw your shrimp (if it isn’t already) by running warm water over them for about five minutes.
In a mixing bowl, drizzle a few tablespoons of olive oil over your shrimp and add your cajun seasoning : I just went for it until it looked smothered
Cut yo sausage into about half inch slices
Skewer Time Y’all:
Pattern it out! I started with a thick piece of sausage followed by shrimp and so on! I was worried my little shrimp might not hold up on the grill so I figured the sausage would act as a barrier.
Place these on the grill for about 2 minutes per side and you’re done! Easy peasy proteiny skewers for dinner.
Don’t forget your sauce!
I was a little apprehensive about this sauce because original shrimp sauce calls for mayonnaise, and some people love their mayonnaise. BUT, I was pleasantly surprised. I knew it was just going to be Chad and I so I actually picked up a little carton of greek yogurt instead of a whole tub. And I am sure glad I did because we barely scratched the surface!
Just mix the greek yogurt and a bit of the cajun seasoning and enjoy!
Speaking of keeping it real with you guy.. that giant glob dropped as soon as I took this picture. Messy countertops yolo.