Cajun Grilled Shrimp

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 13, 2023
The kicked-up marinade on these shrimp makes this a flavor-packed dish. Serve over rice, and make sure to squeeze those charred lemons over top—that makes them taste extra bright and delicious. —Sharon Delaney-Chronis, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Cajun Grilled Shrimp Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails on
  • 4 medium lemons, each cut into 8 wedges


  1. In a large shallow dish, combine the first 8 ingredients. Add shrimp and turn to coat. Cover; refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  2. Drain shrimp, discarding marinade. On 12 metal or soaked wooden skewers, thread shrimp and lemon wedges.
  3. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat until shrimp turn pink, turning once, 6-8 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

2 skewers: 168 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 184mg cholesterol, 575mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.