Cajun Shrimp

Cajun Shrimp

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Cajun Shrimp is a great addition to any barbecue. We love shrimp at our house. This recipe is sure to please any shrimp-lovers out there. 

 

On Buying Shrimp

When buying shrimp, select the raw type over precooked. It doesn’t take long for shrimp to cook, and the raw kind tastes better and is less expensive. Plus, as they cook they turn pink, so that also helps to know when they are done.

Jumbo Shrimp

If possible, purchase shrimp that have already been deveined. It will save you time and trouble if you don’t have to complete this step. Oh, and I like to buy Wild Caught Argentina Red Shrimp from Sea Best. They come in 2 pound packages and are jumbo size. My grocer has them on sale for $14 at least four times a year, so I like to stock up when they are on sale. And they taste great. My entire family gives them 5 stars!

 

Ingredients Needed to Make Cajun Shrimp

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Gather your ingredients so that you have everything you need close at hand on the counter or table. Prepare the charcoal for grill. While it is heating, prepare  the shrimp.

Place 4-6 thawed shrimp on each skewer and set on a baking sheet. Brush shrimp with olive oil. Generously sprinkle both sides with Cajun Spice Mix.

Homemade Cajun Spice Mix

Making your own spice mix is very easy and only involves 9 common ingredients. Brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt, paprika, cayenne pepper, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper. See my recipe for Cajun Spice Mix Here. 

If desired, prepare the spice mix ahead of time. Use what you need, then store the rest in a container for another use. Or, if you’d prefer not to make your own, feel free to use your favorite store-bought spice.

Place the seasoned shrimp on a hot grill and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, turning at least once until they turn pink. Remove from grill and serve warm. Serves 4-6.

Serve Cajun Shrimp with Grandma’s Coleslaw and Fried Okra.

See more Shrimp Recipes Here and other ways to use Cajun Spice Here.

Wine Suggestion: Fancy Pants Pinot Grigio

 

Recipe for Cajun Shrimp

Cajun Shrimp

Here's a fun recipe for any shrimp-lovers out there. A great addition to any barbecue.
5 from 1 vote
Print Rate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cajun Spice, DIY, Grilled Foods, Jumbo Shrimp
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

Stainless Skewers
Baking Sheet
Measuring Tools
Olive Oil Bottle

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Prepare charcoal for grill. While it is heating, prepare shrimp.
  • Place 4-6 thawed shrimp on each skewer and set on a baking sheet. Brush shrimp with olive oil. Generously sprinkle both sides with Cajun Spice Mix.
  • Place on hot grill and heat for 4-5 minutes on each side, turning at least once until they turn pink. Remove from grill and serve warm. Serves 4-6.

Notes

Wine Suggestion: Fancy Pants Pinot Grigio

Nutrition

Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 884mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1724IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 3mg
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