Cajun Shrimp

Servings 6 people


  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • olive oil
  • 2 pounds large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • bamboo skewers or metal


  • DO-AHEAD TIP: If using bamboo skewers, presoak them in water for 30 minutes, to prevent burning on the grill.
  • Preheat outdoor grill to MEDIUM-HIGH.
  • In a small bowl, combine seasonings (salt through onion powder).
  • Thread shrimp onto skewers; brush with olive oil then evenly sprinkle with spice mixture.
  • Grill skewers for 2 to 4 minutes per side or until shrimp are pink and opaque (do not overcook!).


SERVING SUGGESTION: Braised collard greens and Not-So-Dirty Rice (toss cooked brown rice with chopped green onions and Cajun seasoning).
VEGETARIAN: Use tempeh instead of shrimp and stir-fry if desired.
KOSHER: Use boneless skinless chicken breast meat cut to the approximate size of shrimp.
GLUTEN FREE: No changes necessary.
NUTRITION: Per Serving: 167 Calories; 3g Fat; 31g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 230mg Cholesterol; 538mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Fat. Points: 4
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