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Cajun Style Spiced Shrimp

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min total
Person Icon for Serving Size 2 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 10 ingredients

Back in the 80’s, Cajun cooking and spicy, blackened fish were all the rage. Spices burn easily and as the craze matured, blackened came to mean burnt and bitter. This is not how it started...


  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • Lemon wedges for garnish
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Nutrition Facts


671 cals


57 g

Saturated Fat

8 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

7 g

Monounsaturated Fat

40 g


10 g


1 g


3 g


33 g


1290 mg


  1. Light grill or broiler to high or heat a large sauté pan over high heat. Soak wooden skewers in water.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine paprika, cayenne, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, thyme, and oregano. Whisking, drizzle in olive oil until spices are well combined with oil.
  3. Toss the shrimp in the marinade. Skewer shrimp, about 4 or five per skewer.
  4. Place shrimp on the grill, cook until they have a dark crust of spicy marinade and have turned opaque and pinkish, with slight grill marks, about 60-90 seconds. Turn and cook an additional 60 seconds.
  5. Remove from heat and serve immediately with the lemon wedges.

Chef Tips

For a meal with a real Cajun groove, serve these with our yummy Vegetable Dirty Fried Rice!

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