Bon Appétit Magazine: June Cover Recipe

Grilled Shrimp & Sausage Skewers with Smoky Paprika Glaze

Rating: 4 out of 5 (Spicy! Smokey! Easy!)

Initial Thoughts:
What a tasty looking dish! Can’t wait to fire up the BBQ and give it a try…

The Test:
The folks over at Bon Appétit must have been looking out for me when choosing this cover recipe. We had just moved, our kitchen still needed to be unpacked and we were all sick of take-out. Then I happened to glance at the magazine cover. Immediately I realized our Weber BBQ was on the deck ready and willing. All we required was a quick trip to the grocery store and voila! Not only would we be able to enjoy a homemade meal but I would be able to tick off that month’s Bon Appétit post. Thanks guys!

I literally went to every shop in town looking for andouille sausage but could not find it anywhere. Heeding the recipe’s advice to use a fully cooked smoked sausage, I opted for a delicious kielbasa instead. The kebabs were easy to put together and I loved the fact that you were able to make them ahead of time.

The Results:
My biggest pet peeve with kebabs is when they all taste the same, their flavours melding into an indistinguishable taste of charcoal singed meat and veg. Not the case with this recipe. The kebabs were bursting with exciting flavours that came alive in your mouth! All of the herbs and spices – especially the smoked paprika – gave the dish an exotic edge that was not lost within the flavour of BBQ. I will definitely be making these again this summer.

(For a copy of June’s cover recipe, please click here)

As part of my culinary new years resolutions, I have committed to creating each month’s cover recipe from Bon Appétit Magazine. Inspired by a New York restaurant owner who has been making the magazine’s cover recipes each month for the last 25 years, I decided to attempt to do the same while blogging about my monthly experiences along the way.

NOTE: If any of you would like to follow along with me and join in on the fun, I’d love to compare notes! So pick-up a copy of the latest issue of Bon Appétit and get cooking. Be sure to send your comments and photos

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