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Grilled Cajus Shrimp Skewers Recipe
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Grilled Cajus 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

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

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

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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!

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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.

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Reviewed Jun. 13, 2011

Killer Shrimp

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