Paleo Recipe - Shrimp, Spicy Sausage & Pineapple Skewers

Thanksgiving Appetizer – Shrimp, Spicy Sausage & Pineapple Skewers

Having something to munch on whilst waiting for the main dinner course is common for most parties. Appetizers are what these foods are called, allows a person to get their stomach ready for a bigger and heavier meal. These Paleo diet appetizers are also known to give your appetite a boost and liven up your taste buds.

Paleo Recipes - Shrimp, Spicy Sausage & Pineapple Skewers

There are occasions when we serve appetizers, and this is a common scene during Thanksgiving dinner (or lunch). There are many types of appetizers you will find such as soups, fruits, and grilled foods. Although many prefer soup, having skewered or grilled appetizers can prove a better choice, especially for people who do not want to fill full before the main course is served. Skewers are also fun and easy to make, and kids may even find this appetizer interesting since you can make it as colorful as you want.

Whilst the turkey is obviously the star of the table, this recipe can definitely steal a little of its limelight. This Paleo diet recipe will not take much of your time and you can prepare this in just an hour or two before your guests arrive. Not only will this be an amazing and delicious meal, this one of many Paleo diet recipes is also rich in ingredients that can benefit your health and your guests, too! So if you are planning to have an appetizer for your Thanksgiving party, here is a must do Paleo recipe for you!

Shrimp, Spicy Sausage & Pineapple Skewers
Recipe type: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Frying
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A delicious appetizer that would be the perfect starter for any meal not just to be served at Christmas or at Thanksgiving.
  • 14 Shrimps – Deveined
  • 1 Can Pineapple Chunks (Or Better To Use Fresh Pineapple If You Can)
  • 2 Spicy Italian Sausages – Cut Into 14 Pieces
  • 4 Tablespoons (60 ml) Coconut Oil – Divided
  • 1 -2 Tablespoons (15-30 g) Fresh Paleo Pesto
  • 1-2 tbsps. (15-30 g) Fresh Paleo pesto
  • Pinch of Salt
  1. • Take your skewers and thread on to them the pineapple chunks, shrimps, and Italian sausage alternately. You can leave the shrimp tails on if you wish to add a more appetizing effect.
  2. • Continue doing this until you have used up all the ingredients. The number of shrimp, sausage, and pineapple on each will depend on the length of the skewers.
  3. • Place a pan over medium to low heat and into it put some of the coconut oil. Once the coconut oil has heated place in the skewers, putting in as many as you can without overcrowding the pan.
  4. • Sprinkle some salt over the skewers and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes.
  5. • Plate your skewers when cooked and drop a small amount of the fresh Paleo pesto you made earlier on top of the sausages.
  6. • Serve and enjoy it with your guests!
This dish works well when you use the freshest ingredients possible, especially the shrimps. But there are so many people who had their share of failing in terms of buying the best shrimps. If you’ve bought a few shrimps that didn’t deliver in terms of freshness and taste, know that you’re not alone but you can definitely change that. You can finally be more confident when it comes to buying shrimps by remembering these simple and easy tips.

Know Your Shrimp

Does all shrimp look the same? Well, yes, but if you look closely there are some differences in terms of how each shrimp look. There are also some differences in size, which can help you determine which shrimp can be used for soups, can be fried and can be barbecued or skewered. The most common shrimps in the market are tiger prawns, northern pink shrimps, rock shrimps, pink gulf shrimps and brown or white gulf shrimps. If you are looking for size, you can check the prices per kilo or pounds. The fewer shrimps there are in a kilo or pound, the bigger they are.

Paleo Food - Shrimp Frozen Or Fish Aisle?

There is no denying that getting the freshest shrimps is the best. However, there are areas that do not have any access to freshly caught shrimps. If you must choose between frozen or those in the fish aisle then go for frozen. The shrimps you find in the fish aisle are also frozen and thawed for display. There is a tendency for these thawed shrimps to have been on display for hours on a bed of ice. When you buy frozen shrimp, you can keep them frozen until you arrive home and place them in the freezer to use later.

Going Wild Or Farmed?

The choice is yours when it comes to wild or farmed shrimps, although wild-caught shrimp is more Paleo and Caveman diet approved. But be aware when it comes wild-caught shrimps, you may find that they are more expensive. There is also a possibility of contamination to the water where the shrimp is caught. The method of catching shrimps may also disturb the natural habitat of other fish, so if you are an animal advocate, you might want to choose farmed.

Paleo Food - Spicy Sausage

On the other hand, farmed shrimps live in a controlled environment, and this includes their diet. Some farms still use antibiotics and other chemicals in order to aid the growth of shrimps. If you can, check out the best companies who provide shrimps using the Internet as well as reading through any online reviews and recommendations by experts.

The Best Ones Have Shells And Veins

Tempting though it may be to buy shelled and deveined shrimp it’s still best to buy those that still have veins and shells. One reason why you might want the shells and vein is the flavor. Shells lock in the flavor of the shrimp, allowing you to enjoy its taste. There are also circumstances that peeled and deveined shrimps are mishandled, so knowing that you have safely prepared the shrimps is crucial.

Paleo Diet - Approved Food - Pineapple


Buying Paleo food list ingredients that are of the best quality and that are fresh is relatively easy and can become the best part of our experience when it comes to cooking. No matter how easy a Paleo diet recipe is, having fresh ingredients can bring out the best from it. This Thanksgiving appetizer recipe can surely be a hit for your loved ones and guests, especially if your shrimps are sweet and fresh!

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