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Deconstructed Shrimp Boil Skewers

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I am not technically sure that the word “Deconstructed” actually applies to my Shrimp Boil Skewers but I have always liked to say “deconstructed” and I have always wanted to do a “deconstructed” dish so lo and behold- I decided these skewers were “deconstructed” seeing as how you typically prepare a shrimp boil in one big pot and proceed from there by eating it all together and sopping up those extremely delicious juices with french bread.

You might not get to sop up any juice with this version but it is just as- if not- MORE delicious than the original shrimp boil because it has a charred roasted flavor that adds a whole new dimension to the dish! By seasoning each component of the dish (a.k.a the skewer) you are guaranteed not to miss out on that classic cajun spice and flavor.  It makes the PERFECT appetizer for a cocktail or dinner party. It is dainty, it’s fun and it is dang good:)

So how to do you make these pretty babies? Well, its quite easy actually. First your going to bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook your corn along with a dash of crab boil. Then dot the corn with butter while it is cooling off. Next toss your shrimp with this wonderful mixture of cajun spices and oil and allow to sit. You are going to roast your small potatoes  in the oven with a touch of olive oil and salt and at the last 10 minutes of cooking toss in your shrimp and sliced sausage. THAT IS IT! Roast for 10 minutes. Remove and construct your amazingly beautiful and delicious shrimp boil skewer:) I told you it was easy:)

Wooden Skewers courtesy of RestaurantWare.com

Deconstructed Shrimp Boil Skewers
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound of large shrimp, unpeeled
  • 1 pound of small/baby potatoes
  • 1 pound of your favorite sausage links, sliced
  • 8 small corn on the cobs
  • ½ tsp crab boil
  • salt
  • Cajun Marinade Mix:
  • ⅛ cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/ 2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp lemon pepper
Instructions
  1. First mix together your cajun seasoning marinade in a large ziploc bag or large bowl. Toss your shrimp (unpeeled) in the marinade and allow to sit room temperature while you prepare the rest of the recipe.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add a dash of crab boil. (be careful to add just a dash) Once at a boil add in your corn and cook for 6-8 minutes until nice and tender. Remove and allow to cool (dot with butter-optional)
  3. Place potatoes on a roasting or baking pan with a drizzle of olive oil and dash of salt. Roast at 400 for 15-20 minutes until nice and slightly brown on the edges (this is personal preference however as we love our potatoes really charred). With 10 minutes left for the potatoes remove and place the shrimp and sliced sausage onto the pan- return the pan to the oven and allow to finish cooking for last 10 minutes.
  4. Now everything is ready to placed on the skewer. Slice each corn on the cob into 2 or 3 portions depending on how big you want them. Layer the skewer with the corn, shrimp, potato and finally sausage. Repeat:)) and Enjoy:)))

 

34 Comments

  1. Bonnie

    I’d call it Frogmore Stew on a stick. Whatever you call it, it looks and sounds delicious!

    Best,
    Bonnie

    29 . Apr . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      Oh i like that name too!

      26 . May . 2013
  2. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    We love shrimp and these just look awesome!!

    29 . Apr . 2013
  3. Erica

    These look like perfection!!! What a fun meal

    29 . Apr . 2013
  4. Anna and Liz Recipes

    Damm Girl that is Dang GOOD! Lol….. great little appetizer idea to use this summer. thanks for the recipe! 🙂 Anna

    29 . Apr . 2013
  5. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen

    We are big shrimp lovers and this is right down our alley.
    Sam

    30 . Apr . 2013
  6. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    Those ARE pretty babies!

    30 . Apr . 2013
  7. Bree {Skinny Mommy}

    How cute and delicious are these babies! They remind me of the shrimp boils we have every year in South Carolina. Yum!

    30 . Apr . 2013
  8. Pure Complex

    Oh my goodness, your shrimp and your sausage came out look absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to make this for myself next month when it gets hotter here.

    30 . Apr . 2013
  9. Geni

    Yuuuummmm! These do look charred and so fabulous! I love this idea and they really are so cool looking. Great idea Jessica!

    30 . Apr . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      Charred is the way to go at least in our book. Such great flavor from such little bites!

      26 . May . 2013
  10. jackie @ marin mama cooks

    Ok, these are adorable and what a fun appetizer to serve up! I love all of the cute and original combinations you always throw together. I hope all is well with you girl! Things are great here but super busy and I’m totally ready for summer. Have a great week 🙂 xoxo, Jackie

    30 . Apr . 2013
  11. Kristy

    Why have I never done a shrimp boil before?! Look at how absolutely delicious those look. You are killing me Jessica! I want a few of those skewers right now. 🙂 Seriously – those shrimp look fabulous!

    30 . Apr . 2013
  12. yummychunklet

    Now that is one tasty deconstructed skewer!

    30 . Apr . 2013
  13. Reem | Simply Reem

    OK You totally won me here.. These are just so perfect…
    You know I am having a summer lunch in 2 weeks with gals at PTA… This goes right on the Menu..
    I will send you the pics..
    Hope you all and specially the boys are doing good… Have a great week my dear.

    30 . Apr . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      Oh Reem! I hope you were able to make these! i want to hear all about it

      26 . May . 2013
  14. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    I could deconstruct that bowl of shrimp quick fast! Looks delicious…

    01 . May . 2013
  15. nancy at good food matters

    Fantastic recipe: I’ve already made a copy of your cajun marinade. the shrimp look perfectly spiced and scrumptious. can’t wait to make this.

    01 . May . 2013
  16. Karen (Back Road Journal)

    What a clever idea for an outdoor party.

    01 . May . 2013
  17. Kristin

    You had me at shrimp. What a perfect summer meal!

    01 . May . 2013
  18. kitchen flavours

    Oh Yum! This looks so delicious, I think a few skewers would be gone, assuming I’m alone in the kitchen!, even before these could reach the dining table! LOL!

    02 . May . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      You are hilarious! Yes its hard not to devour them before everyone else gets to the table!

      26 . May . 2013
  19. Joanne

    For what it’s worth, I think these are totally deconstructed! And such a fun idea. Putting food on a stick somehow makes it so much tastier.

    02 . May . 2013
  20. Jed Gray (sportsglutton)

    I think you can use the word deconstructed or reconstructed, as this is a great presentation of a shrimp boil. Love it!

    02 . May . 2013
  21. Roz

    Food on a stick is always so much fun. Darn that I can’t eat shrimp due to an allergy, but I can think of it in my mind can’t eye! I think overdosing on shrimp as a child in my family’s restaurant (raw shrimp cocktail) tipped my body’s balance for shellfish over the edge. So I have vivid memories of what shrimp tastes like.

    Hugs,
    Roz

    02 . May . 2013
  22. Helene D'souza

    lol I understand what you mean. deconstructed kind of gives them a double value as well. Anyhow I love your shrimp boil skewers!

    04 . May . 2013
  23. val

    I could pounds and pounds of this shrimp boil.

    04 . May . 2013
  24. Liz

    I’ve always been a bit intimidated by a shrimp boil, being landlocked in the Midwest. BUT, your skewers look so doable and delicious!

    04 . May . 2013
  25. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    I like that you made these into skewers. My kids tend to eat more when I put food into skewers for lunch. Maybe easier to eat?! What a great idea of deconstructed shrimp boil!! Pinned!

    07 . May . 2013
  26. Eva Taylor

    What a lovely, summery looking bite, Jessica! This is a perfect starter to a BBQ, the flavours sound exceptional.

    07 . May . 2013
  27. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    Deconstructed shrimp boil skewers?! So so creative!

    08 . May . 2013
  28. Asmita

    This looks gorgeous and I am sure tastes divine. I love the way you present your food and are so creative. Would love to wow my guests with these!

    12 . May . 2013
  29. Young Wifey

    Sounds wonderful!

    28 . May . 2013
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