Cajun Grilled Shrimp

This is an amazing recipe submitted by Steve of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  Steve says his father is getting on in years and has fairly serious diabetes, and this is something that he still enjoys.  Good for you, don’t let go of the things that bring you pleasure in life!

Nutritional Information

Calories: 113
Cholesterol: 202 mg
Sodium: 243 mg
Fat: 1 g
Protein: 22 g
Serves: 4


  • 1 1/4 pounds (600 g) large shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon(15 ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons (8 g) chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon (7.5 ml) good-quality chile powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon (7.5 ml) Hungarian paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) crushed dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) crushed dried thyme


  1. Light the grill or preheat the broiler. In a small bowl, combine the seasoning ingredients.
  2. Add the shrimp and toss to evenly coat. Thread the shrimp onto 4 metal skewers and drizzle with lemon juice.
  3. When ready to grill, lightly brush the grill rack with oil. Grill the shrimp until they are cooked through and lightly charred around the edges, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Sprinkle with parsley and serve hot.

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