Cajun-Style Grilled Shrimp Skewers Recipe
Cajun-Style Grilled Shrimp Skewers

For a fun weekend barbecue, these Cajun-style grilled shrimp make a great appetizer or main course. Served with rice and a wedge of lemon, they are a perfect way to usher in summer grilling season.

This Cajun-style grilled shrimp recipe uses bell peppers and onions, but feel free to substitute other vegetables and fruits, like cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, or pineapple chunks.

Cajun-Style Grilled Shrimp Skewers

    Prep Time: 15 minutes

    Cook time: 5 minutes

    Yield: Serves 4

Cajun-Style Grilled Shrimp Recipe Ingredients

    2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined

    1/3 cup olive oil

    2 large cloves garlic, minced

    Juice of 1/2 lemon

    1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

    Handful parsley, chopped

    Salt and fresh-ground pepper

    1/2 green bell pepper

    1/2 red bell pepper

    1/2 yellow bell pepper

    1/2 large white onion

    Bamboo skewers, soaked in water

Cajun-Style Grilled Shrimp Recipe Directions

    In a large bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, lemon, Cajun seasoning, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste.

    Add shrimp and toss to coat. Marinate for 1 to 2 hours in the refrigerator.

    Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high to high heat.

    When using an outdoor barbecue, grill atop a layer of aluminum foil to ensure easy cleanup and to keep down flames.

    Cut the bell peppers and the onion into 1-inch squares. Add vegetables to same bowl as shrimp; stir to coat with marinade. Skewer the vegetables and shrimp, alternating with pepper and onion and then shrimp. Each skewer should fit about 5 shrimp.

    Grill for about 3 minutes per side or until the shrimp turn pink.

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