Grilled Cajun Shrimp Skewers Recipe
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Grilled Cajun Shrimp Skewers Recipe

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"Add some veggies like red and orange bell pepper rings on a bed of salad greens for a healthy, elegant meal." Bridget Coulter, San Diego, CA
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 5 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 5 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound uncooked jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 medium lemon, cut into wedges

Nutritional Facts

1 skewer: 89 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first nine ingredients. Add the shrimp; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. On eight metal or soaked wooden appetizer skewers, thread shrimp and lemon wedges. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-8 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, turning once. Yield: 8 skewers.
Originally published as Cajun Shrimp Skewers in Taste of Home June/July 2011, p21

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 179047
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

"Good flavor but marinade was a bit dry. I think it needed something else to keep it moist. Next time, at a minimum, I'll put at least 2 lemon wedges per skewer to make sure there is plenty of lemon to add afterwards."

FeeS User ID: 5561082 188782
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

"My husband and I LOVE this recipe! We do a mixture of shrimp, chicken, smoked sausage, peppers, onions, and zucchini in the marinade. It's amazing!"

sherryorndorff User ID: 1981757 191906
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"Very simple, but delicious - a bit spicy (cajun!). We have shrimp palooza night at our house & this one is going on the list."

ToledoTom User ID: 1403489 122526
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2011

"Killer Shrimp"

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