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shrimp skewers, seasoned with cajun seasoning in a pile on a white rectangular dish
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Cajun Shrimp Skewers

These Cajun Shrimp Skewers are the perfect easy dinner or fast appetizer. Made with my homemade Cajun Seasoning, they will be requested over and over in your house!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time26 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute meal, grilled shrimp, grilled shrimp skewer
Servings: 4 people
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 2 pounds raw shrimp with tails on thawed (see note)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Skewer the shrimp with metal skewers or presoaked wooden ones. Skewer approximately six shrimp to six skewers. (Try to get the shrimp close to one another to prevent them curling in on themselves.)
  • In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Once melted add the garlic and saute until it becomes fragrant, about thirty seconds, being careful to not let it burn.
  • Add the Cajun seasoning, salt, and lemon juice to the sauce pan and whisk to combine.
  • Brush the shrimp with the mixture on one side.
  • Add them to the grill, brushed side down, and brush the other side. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until they are pink and no longer translucent.


If you bought frozen shrimp, thaw according to package instructions.