Spicy one-bite grilled shrimp appetizers
These are spicy little shrimp appetizers I found in a magazine a couple years ago and I've made them several times to rave reviews.
It's as easy as threading red onion, spicy Chorizo sausage and jumbo shrimp on a small skewer, season lightly, grill and enjoy.
This is also one of my favorite chorizo sausage recipes, actually it's my only one.
These make easy party appetizers for a crowd or just a nice stand alone spicy appetizer for those lazy Sunday afternoons.
Serves: 3 - 6
Prep time: 10 minutes
Tip: soak the skewers in pineapple juice instead of water.
Lay out the ingredients on a work surface. Cut the red onion into chunks. Slice the chorizo sausage into 1/2" chunks. Ensure the shrimp is raw, peeled and deveined.
Soak the 6" skewers in water (or pineapple juice) for at least a half hour.
Lay the shrimp on it's side on your work surface and place a piece of chorizo sausage in the curve of the shrimp.
Push the skewer through one side of the shrimp, through the sausage and out the other side of the shrimp.
Pick up the skewer and thread another small chunk of red onion on the end to secure the shrimp in place.
Sprinkle freshly cracked pepper over them.
Squeeze 1/2 lemon over all the appetizers.
Let cook for 4 - 5 minutes.
Close the lid and wait another 4 - 5 minutes.
If these look like they're cooked (sausage is browning and shrimp are orange/red and firm) then they're ready to remove from the grill.
These grilled appetizers are as spicy as the sausage you use so if you want them milder try a regular cooked summer sausage instead.
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