Grilled Cajun Lemon Shrimp

Course Appetizer, Barbecue, BBQ
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes


  • 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


  1. Clean grill, spray with a non stick spray and turn grill to medium/high.

  2. Whisk all seasoning ingredients together and place in a small baggie. 

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

  5. Remove from grill, squeeze additional lemon juice on shrimp, if desired, and enjoy.

  6. *If using wooden skewers, soak in water for approximately 30-35 minutes prior to using so they won't burn while on the grill.