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


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



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