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Spicy Shrimp & Sausage

Spicy Shrimp & Sausage

Prep time: under 5 minutes – unless you need to defrost shrimp Cook time: under 10 minutes Servings: 4 This recipe is so simple and fast. I have made this every year for our annual Christmas party for 2 reasons. One, is so freakin good and a crowd pleaser. Two, it is very scalable to larger portions and cooks fast. To keep it warm for the party I just transfer everything to a warm crock pot. This recipe says "spicy" but you don't have to make it that way! Keep reading!


  • 1 lb. raw shrimp
  • 6 oz turkey sausage, chopped ( I used half a pack of Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (yellow or white. You can also use chopped frozen)
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice, about half a lemon
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Frank’s RedHot sauce, or to taste
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder or 1 clove minced fresh garlic
  • black pepper to taste
A few notes about ingredients: Shrimp: I use frozen, which I defrost in water before cooking with sauce. Or you can use precooked. The sauce: There is really no way to screw this up unless you make it too salty. I do not add extra salt to this because the sausage, hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce all add enough. Lemon juice: If you do not have a lemon, just sub it out for a vinegar. Or sometimes I will use just lemon pepper.


If you need to defrost shrimp, place frozen shrimp in a bowl of water for about 30 minutes. If you want to speed it up even more just cook the frozen shrimp in a separate skillet, then add to sauce mix at step 4.
  1. In a medium-sized pan, add oil, chopped onion, and sliced sausage and cook over medium heat.
  2. Once onions are translucent, add garlic or garlic powder, and cook sausage and onions until brown edges start to form.
  3. Add tomato sauce, Worcestershire, and Frank’s (to taste) and let simmer for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add raw shrimp and season with lemon juice and pepper. Simmer until shrimp curls, then remove and enjoy!
Post workout meal: Serve over 1/2 cup of rice or quinoa. Anytime meal or low carb meal: Serve over CK Cauliflower grits.