March 10, 2010

Skillet Shrimp & Sausage

There’s something about shrimp and sausage that makes my mouth tingle and my taste buds explode with delight. And that's about as fine as it gets.

The combination goes together like eggs with grits, cane syrup with yams and butter on bread. We combine shrimp and sausage in gumbo, jambalaya, shrimp boils – so, why not in a po-boy?

The recipe below is a really fantastic meal served over a bed of white rice, cooked pasta and yep, piled high between a 6-inch loaf of hot crusty French bread. Any way you serve it, know that this is about as fine of eating as it gets. Enjoy!

Skillet Shrimp & Sausage

1 shallot, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/2 pound Conecuh or andouille sausage, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 to 2 cups sliced onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
1 to 1 1/2 pounds uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon Seafood Seasoning
Salt and pepper

In a small saucepan, cook shallot in the butter until tender. Add wine and cook until wine has evoporated to a thin syrup.

In a large skillet, cook sausage, bell pepper and onion until brown adding the garlic toward the end. Remove grease. Add olive oil, shrimp, tomatoes, seasonings and sauté until shrimp just turns pink. Pour in the wine reduction and heat a few more minutes.

Note: Conecuh sausage is an Alabama specialty. You can order it on-line or use another type of hickory smoked link sausage.


  1. this sounds like a great combination, havent had shrimp and sausage at the same time no less Conecuh....sounds and looks delicious, I am just going to have to plan a vacation there sometime and try all these new things you have introduced me too...I love coming here to visit you always teach me something new about foods! thanks Drick

  2. I love the combo of shrimp and sausage! I will make it today with chorizo that I have in my fridge.

  3. Shrimp and sausage... I'm sold! Great recipe Drick.

  4. What an awesome shrimp dish! I need to cook another one to keep up with you :P

  5. Never heard of Conecuh sausage which is odd since some of my family members walk around with IV poles shooting various sausage products from all over the globe directly into their I have to look for it!

  6. I totally agreed with Claudia! This looks really inviting. And it got all my son's favourite stuffs in there. Nice!

  7. This looks delicious - I'm going to have to give this a whirl with my family. I know that I'll enjoy it at least!