Spicy Shrimp, Sausage and Polenta Skewer

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Megan's Spicy Shrimp, Sausage and Polenta Skewers


The story behind Spicy Shrimp, Sausage and Polenta Skewer

My former neighbor, Megan, found herself creating new gluten-free recipes like this Spicy Shrimp, Sausage and Polenta Skewer when she discovered she was gluten-intolerant.  She says ” I love using my grill to keep the heat out of the house during the summer months.  Throwing a bunch of ingredients on skewers and grilling them to achieve the smokey, summer flavor that sets them apart from flavors attained through other methods of cooking.  I played around a bit with ingredients, and the result is a hearty, meal-on-a-stick recipe that I can quickly put together, grill and serve”

Even if it’s not summer, you could make this tasty, gluten free recipe on a grill pan on your kitchen stove; or go ahead, be daring.  If it’s not raining or snowing, be defiant and light up that grill after Memorial day.  We do it all the time here in Sonoma County.


Spicy Shrimp, Sausage and Polenta Skewer


Spicy Shrimp, Sausage and Polenta Skewer


  • For the Skewer

    2 spicy sausages (Andouille, keilbasa, etc.)
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1 tube precooked polenta
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 white onion
  • For the Marinade

    1/2 cup avocado oil (or other high heat oil)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Cut the sausage, polenta, bell pepper and onion into roughly 16 pieces (2 for each skewer), leaving the shrimp whole. Assemble the skewers in any order you prefer, alternating the ingredients so you have an even number on each skewer.

Step 2

Whisk the marinade ingredients in a small bowl; brush onto the skewers, focusing on the shrimp and polenta pieces. Salt according to taste.

Step 3

Grill, over low heat, 8-10 minutes per side until nicely charred in places and the shrimp is cooked through. Serve hot.


Read about Megan’s journey here Is Gluten-Free the Way to Be?

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