Easy Appetizer or Main Dish: Cajun Shrimp Skewers


My kids love shrimp, especially my oldest son, Alec. I can’t go wrong making shrimp at my house, and when it’s on a skewer, it’s even that much better. This recipe is so easy with the combination of lemon juice, Cajun seasoning, garlic and fresh parsley. It’s so flavorful perfect for football parties, Thanksgiving or Christmas appetizers or any weeknight main dish.

Cajun Shrimp Skewers

Cook Time:

6 minutes

Prep Times:

15 minutes


6 to 8 servings


2 pounds peeled, deveined shrimp (12 to 15 per lb.), rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
2 or 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Lemon wedges


1. Drizzle shrimp with olive oil and lemon juice; sprinkle with parsley, lemon zest, garlic, Cajun seasoning and pepper.

3. Cook shrimp skewers on a grill rack or grill pan over medium-high heat. Cook, turning once, until shrimp are bright pink and opaque but still moist-looking in center about 4 to 6 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges to squeeze over shrimp.

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