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

Grilling Shrimp Kabobs over Charcoal

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.

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!

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Make Your Own Cajun Spice

Homemade Cajun Spice Mix

You may buy a favorite Cajun spice mix at the store or make your own with these simple ingredients: brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt, paprika, cayenne pepper, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper.

Ingredients for Cajun Shrimp

(See the full recipe at the bottom of this post.)

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 grilling. While it is heating, prepare the shrimp.

Grilling Large Shrimp on Metal Kabobs

Place 6-8 thawed shrimp on each skewer and set on a baking sheet. Brush shrimp with olive oil. Generously sprinkle both sides with Cajun Spice Mix.

Make the Cajun Spice Mix

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.

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. 

Cook the Shrimp Kabobs

Grilling Shrimp Kabobs over Charcoal with Chicken and Pork

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.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Cajun Shrimp with Grandma’s Coleslaw, Fried Okra, Parmesan Corn on the Cob, and Hush Puppies. My Wine Suggestion: Fancy Pants Pinot Grigio

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Cajun Shrimp

Here's a fun grilled recipe for any shrimp-lovers out there. A great addition to any barbecue.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Serving Size 6

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Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Prepare charcoal for grill. While it is heating, prepare the shrimp. Thaw shrimp in a colander under cool running water. If necessary, remove veins and tails.
  • Place 6-8 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: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 430mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 1285IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg

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