Spicy Cajun Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Picture this: a warm summer evening, a backyard gathering with friends and family, and the sizzle of Spicy Cajun Grilled Shrimp Skewers on the barbecue. This recipe is a true flavor-packed delight that transports your taste buds straight to the heart of Louisiana. The combination of zesty Cajun spices and the natural sweetness of succulent shrimp creates a culinary experience that’s nothing short of memorable.
- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Bamboo skewers, soaked in water
- Lemon wedges, for serving
- In a bowl, mix together olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, dried oregano, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper to create the marinade.
- Add the peeled and deveined shrimp to the marinade, ensuring they are well coated. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
- Thread the marinated shrimp onto the soaked bamboo skewers.
- Place the shrimp skewers on the grill and cook for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until the shrimp are opaque and grill marks appear.
- Remove the skewers from the grill and serve the shrimp hot with lemon wedges.
Prep time: 15 minutes | Marinating time: 30 minutes | Cook time: 6 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
These Spicy Cajun Grilled Shrimp Skewers are a zesty and flavorful delight, perfect for a summer barbecue.
Nutrition information: Calories: 180 | Fat: 8g | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g
Imagine your guests taking their first bite, their eyes lighting up as they experience the explosion of flavors – the smokiness from the grill, the warmth of the Cajun spices, and the freshness of the lemon. The shrimp are tender, with just the right amount of heat to make things interesting. Serve these skewers as an appetizer or a main course alongside a crisp salad and some garlic bread to complete the meal.
So, the next time you’re hosting a gathering or simply craving a taste of the bayou, give these Spicy Cajun Grilled Shrimp Skewers a try. They’re a crowd-pleaser that will have everyone asking for seconds and the recipe!