Shrimp Boil on a Stick

This delicious grilled seafood recipe is like a complete shrimp boil on a skewer--sausage, potatoes, and corn included!

Shrimp Boil on a Stick
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
45 mins
Grill Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 12 8 inch wooden or metal skewers

  • 12 fresh or frozen jumbo shrimp in shells

  • 3 ears fresh sweet corn

  • 1 pound tiny new potatoes

  • 1 pound andouille sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 6 green onions, cut in 2-inch lengths

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning

  • 2 lemons, cut into wedges

  • 1 recipe Thyme Lemon Butter

Thyme Lemon Butter

  • ½ of a fresh lemon, juiced

  • 2 tablespoon white wine or chicken broth

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

  • ¼ cup butter, cut into small cubes


  1. If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact if desired. Remove husks from the ears of corn. Scrub with a stiff brush to remove silks; rinse. Cut corn cobs into 1-inch pieces.

  2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven cook potatoes, covered, in boiling salted water for 5 minutes. Add corn; return mixture to a boiling. Cook 5 minutes more or until vegetables are just tender. Drain. Set aside to cool slightly. Thread shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn, and green onions onto skewers.

  3. In a small bowl stir together olive oil and seasoning; brush mixture over assembled skewers.

  4. For a charcoal grill, grill skewers on the greased rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium-hot coals for 8 to 10 minutes or until shrimp are opaque, turning once halfway through grilling and adding lemon wedges for the last 2 to 3 minutes of grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium-high. Place skewers on greased grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as directed.)

  5. Serve with Thyme Lemon Butter and crusty bread.

Thyme Lemon Butter

  1. In a small saucepan combine the lemon juice, the white wine or chicken broth, garlic, and thyme. Bring to boiling. Gradually whisk in butter until all of it is melted. Remove from heat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

682 Calories
48g Fat
28g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 682
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 48g 62%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 202mg 67%
Sodium 1445mg 63%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 44.3mg 221%
Calcium 90.9mg 7%
Iron 4.5mg 25%
Potassium 1016mg 22%
Folate, total 48.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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