This shrimp and sausage dinner is a great summer dinner. Easy to throw together and the best part, its low carb, right down to the homemade barbecue seasoning. I chose to make this on my Blackstone but you can certainly toss this together on the stove in a cast iron pan.
This is seriously packed with so much flavor and is quite filling for what it is. Now, you could definitely put this over some rice if you weren’t trying to eat low carb. The homemade barbecue seasoning is a really WINNER with this recipe. The sweet and tangy flavor mixed with the peppers and onions is to die for. Seriously.
How To Prep Your Dinner
I prefer to use all fresh vegetables when I cook dinner, especially in the summer months. However, you can certainly grab a bag of those peppers and onions from the freezer section at your local grocery store.
If you chose to go frozen. you can skip this step and move onto the next part. If you are using fresh vegetables, you want to start by cutting up your peppers, into small chunks. They will cook down some but that’s okay.
Once you have your peppers cut up, you can draw a pot of water and start getting that boiling. Once the pot is boiling, add your cut up peppers to the pot and boil for a couple of minutes. The point of this is so the peppers are tender when cooking and aren’t too crunchy. Again, if you chose to use frozen peppers, this step is not necessary.
After your peppers have blanched for a couple of minutes, remove from heat and strain. Set aside until a little later. Get your onions and sausage ready now, by cutting into bite size pieces.
Now that your onions, sausage and peppers are ready. You can get your shrimp ready. I chose to go with deveined shrimp with shell on. So I did have to peel the shells off and season them but there are many ways to buy shrimp, do whatever you prefer. I did not take any pictures of this, as my hands were full and slimy from the shrimp, but you get the jest.
How Do I Make Homemade Barbecue Seasoning
This part is really easy and honestly I do not measure things so I apologize if you are someone who likes numbers. I just throw everything together and mix it and hope for the best. So how I made my seasoning, I just did almost even amounts of everything, except salt because I didn’t want to over-do that. Here is what I did:
- Brown Sugar
- Garlic Powder
- Black Pepper
- Celery Salt
Some recipes did call for yellow mustard seasoning, but I did not have any and this tasted just as good without it. Definitely add it if you have it though, I doubt it would hurt anything.
Anyways, I just mixed all those seasonings together until well incorporated and hoped for the best.
Now that I have my dinner all cut up and my barbecue seasoning ready, now its time to cook. This goes fast if you are using a Blackstone, but like I said above this can easily be done on the stove in a cast iron pan as well.
How To Cook Dinner
There is really no rhyme or reason on how to cook this, start with whatever you would like. I chose to throw the shrimp down first, since they were raw and will need to cook a little longer than the vegetables.
Once you get a good sear on the shrimp, you can add the rest of your ingredients to your grill and/or pan. Cook and continue to flip until everything is to your desired done-ness.
Once everything is done to your desired done-ness, mix everything together and add your seasonings. I sprinkled a little at a time and toss around until I felt it was incorporated enough for my liking.
This was such a filling and tasty dinner. Like I said above, it was salty yet sweet from the barbecue seasoning and paired really well with the peppers and onions. I will definitely make this again. Check out the full recipe below and remember to share to your facebook and pin to your favorite Pinterest board.
Much Love & Honey,
- 12 Oz Beef Smoked Sausage (Or Andouille Sausage - All Preference)
- 1-1/2 Sweet Peppers
- 1 Yellow Onion
- 12 Oz Shrimp
- Barbecue Seasoning:
- Garlic Salt
- Sweet n' Low Brown Sugar
- Black Pepper
- Celery Salt
- -Yellow Mustard (Optional)
- Cut up your peppers and draw a pot of water (if you are choosing to go fresh, you can sub these for frozen ones to be less work).
- Blanche your peppers in a pot of boiling water for 3-4 minutes. This helps them cook better and will be more tender vs crunchy. You can certainly skip this step if you prefer a crunchy pepper.
- Cut up your onion and Sausage into small pieces, while your peppers are boiling.
- Once peppers are done boiling, strain and set aside until ready.
- Prepare your shrimp by removing shells (if needed).
- Mix your barbecue seasoning ingredients together until well incorporated.
- Toss the shrimp down first on your grill (or pan) and cook a minute or two before throwing everything else down.
- Once everything is cooked to your desired done-ness, mix it all together and add your seasoning. Do a little at a time and continue to mix together so the seasoning covers everything well.
- Remove from heat and serve on a plate or a in a bowl of rice (If not doing low carb)