BBQ Recipes: Shrimp and Sausage Po’ Boy

Photo: Daily News

You may have recently seen your favorite blogger written up in the The New York Daily News with his Shrimp and Sausage Po’ Boy Recipe. The article rightly focused on Grillin’ On The Bay, New York’s only sanctioned BBQ Contest, but they wanted a recipe from your’s truly to give the piece a more human touch. They wanted something simple and not very complex so on the morning of the photo shoot, I came up with a quick recipe for Shrimp and Sausage Po’ Boys.

I thought my recipe was very straight forward and simple, but the powers that be at the Daily News proclaimed the original recipe far too complex for the average reader. They then claimed it was much too long for the allocated space in the paper. “You’re giving me 6 inches. I can only handle 2.” said Ben Chapman, the uncredited author of the news article. Leaving all sexual innuendo aside, we chopped up the recipe, changed ingredients and removed enough steps so that Ben could handle it. It didn’t change the final product too much but the original is much better.

Since you’re all barbecue cooks or aspiring barbecue cooks, I assume you can handle the true unedited, full of obscure and hard to find ingredients, uncensored recipe. Here’s the real deal.

Photo of the original recipe courtesy of the NY Daily News.

Grilled Shrimp and Sausage Po’ Boys (Serves 6)


  • 1lb sweet luganiga (Portuguese sausage) or your favorite link sausage
  • 1lb jumbo shrimp, cleaned and de-veined
  • 1/2 cup virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup limeaide
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • 1 tbsp Old Bay seasoning
  • Baby Lettuce
  • Mayonaise
  • Chopped sundried tomatoes in oil.
  • 6 – 6″ crusty Italian rolls
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

In a large bowl whisk together the olive oil and limeaide. When emulsified, whisk in the garlic, Old Bay, salt and pepper. Add shrimp. Marinate shrimp for one to two hours. Do not marinate for more than 2 hours or the acid in the limeaide will begin to cook the shrimp.

Prepare a charcoal fire. When the fire is hot, grill the sausage until cooked through, approximately 15 minutes. Set aside. Drain shrimp from marinade. Do not dry them. Grill shrimp until pink and opaque for approximately 3 minutes per side. Do not over cook.Set shrimp aside. Slice bread to open, grill bread approximately one minute.

To assemble the sandwich. Put mayo on one side of the roll. Top with baby lettuce. Cut sausage into slices. Alternatively place sausage and shrimp on the lettuce. Top with chopped sun dried tomatoes. Serve.

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One Response to BBQ Recipes: Shrimp and Sausage Po’ Boy

  1. bbQGrill says:

    I love to know about Barbecue!! Its my passion….

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