Cajun-Spiced Grilled Shrimp



Cajun-Spiced Grilled Shrimp

Cajun-Spiced Grilled Shrimp is a delightful dish that captures the essence of Cajun cuisine in every bite. Imagine succulent shrimp marinated in a flavorful blend of Cajun spices, grilled to perfection, and served piping hot. This recipe is a celebration of bold flavors and simple cooking techniques, making it a favorite among seafood enthusiasts and spice lovers alike.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
  • Lemon wedges (for serving)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a bowl, combine olive oil, minced garlic, paprika, cayenne pepper, dried thyme, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to create the Cajun seasoning.
  3. Toss the peeled and deveined shrimp in the Cajun seasoning mixture, ensuring each shrimp is well coated.
  4. Thread the seasoned shrimp onto skewers, ensuring they are evenly distributed.
  5. Place the shrimp skewers on the preheated grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until the shrimp turn pink and opaque.
  6. Remove the shrimp from the grill and garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
  7. Serve hot with lemon wedges on the side for a zesty kick.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Cajun-Spiced Grilled Shrimp is a mouthwatering seafood dish that combines the flavors of Cajun spices with perfectly grilled shrimp. Serve it as an appetizer or main course for a memorable dining experience.

Nutritional Information: Calories: 180, Fat: 9g, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 21g

Cajun-Spiced Grilled Shrimp is not just a recipe; it’s a journey into the heart of Louisiana cuisine. The blend of spices creates a harmonious symphony of flavors that dance on your taste buds, leaving you craving for more. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or simply indulging in a flavorful weeknight dinner, this dish is sure to impress.
So, fire up your grill, gather your ingredients, and embark on a culinary adventure with Cajun-Spiced Grilled Shrimp. Your taste buds will thank you for this delightful experience, and your guests will be asking for seconds. Enjoy the bold, spicy, and utterly delicious flavors of this Cajun-inspired masterpiece.

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