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Grilled Cajun Shrimp Skewers

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, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 5 min.
  • Makes
    8 skewers


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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