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Cajun Grilled Shrimp

These cajun grilled shrimp are seasoned with a bold and spicy cajun seasoning blend and grilled for maximum flavor.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Barbecue, Cajun
Keyword: Cajun Grilled Shrimp
Servings: 4 people
Author: Susie Bulloch


  • 2 pounds deveined 21/25 shrimp tail on
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Cajun Seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper


  • Preheat. Turn on the grill and preheat it to High (400-450 degrees F).
  • Make the seasoning. Combine all ingredients for the Cajun seasoning in a bowl except for the cayenne pepper. Add 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper and taste for heat level. Continue adding until you reach your desired spice.
  • Skewer. Slide the shrimp onto skewers, ensuring that each one is secured.
  • Season the shrimp. Pour melted butter into a bowl and add the homemade Cajun seasoning. Brush the seasoned butter onto the shrimp skewers.
  • Oil the grill grates. Pour 2 Tablespoons of a high heat cooking oil (avocado, canola, or vegetable oil) into a small bowl. Pinch a folded-up paper towel between your tongs, soak the towel in the oil, and brush lightly across the surface of the grill grates.
  • Grill the shrimp. Place the shrimp skewers directly on the oiled grates and grill for 2-3 minutes per side until the shrimp curls into a "C" shape, is opaque throughout, and reads an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.
  • Enjoy. Remove the shrimp from the grill to a serving platter. Top the finished shrimp with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and serve immediately.


Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 395mg | Sodium: 362mg | Potassium: 663mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 1058IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 2mg