Grilled Cajun Lemon Shrimp Recipe
This Grilled Cajun Lemon Shrimp is a super easy and delicious grilled shrimp skewer recipe with a Cajun flare.
It’s almost grilling season, or should I say, grilling season can’t get here fast enough. The weather has been crazy the first part of this year and I’m sure most of you are so ready for some nice, warm grilling weather.
Grilled Cajun Shrimp Skewers
We have had so much rain here in Texas. And, coming from the drought
stricken California, the rain is a welcome sight for us. However, with the weather starting to warm up, firing up the grill is one of our favorite things to do when the weather starts to change. As a result of a few really nice couple of days, this grilled Cajun lemon shrimp is a tasty recipe that we just had to share with all of you.
How To Make Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Start out by whisking all seasoning ingredients together in a small bowl and place in a baggie. Pat dry each shrimp. Add shrimp, a few at a time, to the baggie, seal and gently shake to coat. Remove and place on a plate. Repeat until all shrimps are coated. Next, place 5 shrimp on each skewer if using the longer skewers. If using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them in water for about 30 minutes to help prevent them from burning while on the grill.
How To Grill Shrimp
Clean the grill and lightly spray with a non stick spray. Turn the flame to medium/high and once grill is hot and about 400° place shrimp skewers directly on grill. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the shrimp and grill for about 3-4 minutes on each side until shrimp starts to turn pink and are no longer translucent. And, make sure to squeeze lemon juice to both sides while grilling.
Spicy Grilled Shrimp Recipe
Mouthwatering and spicy, these grilled Cajun lemon shrimp will have you coming back for more. The spices used in this recipe tastes super delish. I used my dry rub seasoning mix and adapted it for this recipe. I also have a Barbecue Dry Rub Lime Chicken recipe. I’ll be posting that recipe soon that basically uses the same rub. It’s a great dry rub seasoning for all sorts of meats, including beef, chicken, pork and fish.
While at the local grocery store, our favorite – H.E.B in The Woodlands, the seafood manager, Noe, was helping us with our seafood purchase. What a wonderful and helpful guy. As we were discussing all sorts of ways to cook shrimp, I was undecided just how I would end up cooking this shrimp. I knew I wanted to grill it and as a result, this is what we ended up making with these delicious Red Argentina shrimp. Noe, thank you for being so helpful. I hope you enjoy this Grilled Cajun Lemon Shrimp recipe.
Try This Grilled Cajun Lemon Shrimp Today
Here are a few more delicious grilling recipes that can be found on the blog: BBQ Bacon Wrapped Kielbasa, BBQ Dry Rub Pork Ribs, Awesome Chicken Burritos, BBQ Smoked Sausage Bites, plus many more delicious recipes.
Grilled Cajun Lemon Shrimp
- 1 lb fresh large shrimp, peeled and deveined (I used Argentine Red shrimp)
- 2+ lemons
- 1 tsp Parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 tsp Slap Ya Mama® seasoning
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/4 tsp basil
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- Clean grill, spray with a non stick spray and turn grill to medium/high.
- Whisk all seasoning ingredients together and place in a small baggie.
- Pat dry shrimp and place a few shrimp at a times into baggie. Seal and gently shake to coat. Remove and place on a plate. Repeat for remaining shrimp.
- Place shrimp on skewers, squeeze lemon juice to both sides of shrimp as they grill, and grill for approximately 3-4 minutes on each side until the shrimp no longer translucent.
- Remove from grill, squeeze additional lemon juice on shrimp, if desired, and enjoy.
- *If using wooden skewers, soak in water for approximately 30-35 minutes prior to using so they won’t burn while on the grill.
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