Cajun Shrimp Skewers
Fresh herbs and Cajun seasoning enhance these delicious shrimp, accompanied by a spicy Cajun butter sauce. You can serve them as an entree or as appetizers. You'll love them either way!
3/4 cup canola oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning*
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
2 pounds uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
Cajun Butter Ingredients
1 cup butter, cubed
1 teaspoon minced fresh basil
1 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning*
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3 drops hot pepper sauce
In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Place the shrimp in a large resealable plastic bag; add half of the marinade. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.
In a small saucepan, combine the Cajun butter ingredients; heat until butter is melted. Keep warm.
Drain and discard marinade from shrimp. Thread shrimp onto eight metal or soaked wooden skewers.
Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for 2 to 4 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink, basting once with reserved marinade. Serve with Cajun butter.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes + 1 to 2 hours marinating
Grill Time: 5 minutes