Are you ready to try the easiest, quickest, and best grilled shrimp recipe? Because this one is for keeps. Prepare yourself for Grilled Cajun Garlic Shrimp.
Total preparation and cook time is between 20 and 25 minutes, using the Shrimp Peeler Helper of course, and the ingredients are simple and healthy to boot.
There is nothing like grilled, buttery, garlic shrimp with a hint of a Cajun kick. Serve with a side salad and some roasted or grilled veggies for a complete meal. This recipe will feed 4 to 6 people so why not have a summer dinner party this weekend?
You probably have most of the ingredients on hand, which helps balance out the cost of the shrimp. We love going to our local seafood market or Whole Foods Market and getting fresh shrimp, lobster, crab, and fish to use in our dishes.
Here is the list of ingredients you will need:
2 lbs of large shrimp 21-25 count
8 Tbsp of salted butter
4 cloves of garlic
1 Tbsp of Cajun Spice or Old Bay
1 Tbsp of lemon juice
12 medium skewers
Before you start combining the ingredients for the marinade, fire up the grill and place the skewers in a pan of water to let them soak. This helps keep them from burning up while on the grill. The grill needs to get to about 400 degrees before putting the shrimp on.
It's now time to start the tasty, tasty marinade. In a small sauce pan combine the butter, garlic, lemon juice, and Cajun spice/Old Bay and bring it to a simmer, stirring occasionally and then remove it from heat. While you're waiting for the marinade to simmer and then cool down, you can begin peeling and deveining the shrimp. You can leave the tail on or off, It's your call.
Now you can start assembling the shrimp on the skewers. Use about 4 shrimp per skewer and place them on a serving platter or pan once completed. Divide the garlic butter marinade into two different dishes or bowls. Brush half of the marinade onto the shrimp making sure to coat both sides, then throw them into the refrigerator for a couple of minutes to let the butter firm up on the shrimp.
The other half of the marinade can be brushed on after they come off the grill, or used as a dipping sauce. Note, you can spice up the marinade with a few shakes of your favorite hot sauce like Cholula or Sriracha hot sauce.
It's getting close to dinner time! You are now ready to throw the shrimp skewers on the grill. I can hear the sizzle now! Cook for 2 minutes on each side with the lid down. Be careful not to over cook them. Take them off the grill and serve with little cups of the marinade dip or brush on the remaining marinade, and dig in!
This is great summer meal, because it is light, healthy...except for the butter :), and very tasty.
Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.
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