This week I am back to cooking full-time and could not be happier about it!  These shrimp are perfect for a summertime meal.  Quick and easy, light and delicious!  I served these with a salad and garlic cheddar biscuits for a fantastic dinner.  Although the spice rub is very simple to mix up, next time I may try some with just regular Cajun seasoning to make it even more low-maintenance.  I love Cajun seasoning and I think that would also give it a bit more heat.

Cajun Grilled Shrimp

Ingredients:

1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined

1-2 tbsp. olive oil

salt and pepper

½ tsp. dried thyme

½ tsp. dried oregano

½ tsp. paprika

½ tsp. garlic powder

pinch of cayenne pepper

 

Directions:

Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels.  Thread onto metal skewers.  Brush with olive oil.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Mix remaining spices in a small bowl.  Sprinkle spice mixture onto shrimp and pat lightly to help it stick.

 

Grill the skewers, covered, until the shrimp are barely charred and bright pink, about 6 minutes.

Source: adapted from Sensible Suppers and Decadent Desserts, originally from America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook

  • This looks awesome! I have so many spices that recipes like this is appreciated, thanks for sharing :)

  • I wish I liked shrimp because this sounds fantastic.

  • Two of my favorite things – cajun & shrimp. What a great summer meal. :)

  • Yum what a tasty and almost instant dinner!

  • Oh yum!!! Spicy grilled shrimp is so delicious! This looks great!

  • kudos to you for making your own cajun seasoning! these shrimp look perfectly tasty

  • I bookmarked these and finally got a chance to make them this last weekend and they were amazing! I made one slight modification, which was that I mixed the olive oil and spices together. It was easier for my husband to remember, while he was trying to grill everything at the same time. Hehe!

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  • Elaine

    My husband and I grilled these tonight, and they were fantastic! I love that the ingredients are all pantry items — perfect for work nights. We only had half a pound of shrimp, but I didn’t halve the recipe, so the shrimp really had a nice kick to it. Thanks, Annie!

  • We made these tonight and they tasted awesome. we used extra spice like Elaine. when we make this again we will not use extra thyme.

  • flows

    I made this tonight for my husband and I and we both loved it! It was so good! I do not like thyme so I left that out but everything else tasted great!!