Muí Caliente! Looking to add a touch of fire to your life? Or at least your grill? Nothing says cook out to me quite like Cajun shrimp. They can be skewered into kabobs, or tossed into tortillas. If you’re feeling a little lazy, they can even just be mixed up in some aluminum foil with a little bell pepper and onion to be picked at as a snack. Plus, leftovers go beautifully on a nice salad with Avocado! Whatever you’re feeling this dish is sure to hit the spot!
- 3 oz precooked frozen shrimp (you can also use fresh just be sure to follow proper cooking instruction via the label!)
- 1/2 bell pepper, any color
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 tsp chili pepper
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Remember guys, I present single serving portions! Multiply per person accordingly if you’re sharing with the family! Start by getting a move on soaking those shrimp in a bowl of scalding hot water so they’ll be ready for later!
Now, as you may well know, bell pepper and onion need more time to caramelize so those will need to go on first. I like to slice my peppers and onion large to really get the flavor in, however diced will also work just fine. Once we have our veggies ready to go, we’ll be taking a generous sheet of aluminum foil (we’re going to need that extra space for when we add our shrimp!) and sticking them right inside. Drizzle with a touch of oil so they don’t stick, fold up, and they’re ready to hit the grill! Give them roughly 5-8 minutes on each side before adding your shrimp.
Check that your shrimp is mostly unthawed. Since it’s going on the grill, it’s not necessary to be thawed all the way through, just enough to get those tails off. Once the tails are off and the water is drained you can either transfer your shrimp to a dry bowl or use the same one from soaking. However, a fresh bowl helps get your spices sticking to your shrimp instead of all over the place. Dump your spices in and get your hands dirty! (Or use a spoon/tongs if you’re not a messy heathen.) Whatever floats your boat and gets the job done!
Lastly, add your seasoned shrimp to the aluminum foil and toss back on the grill. Since we’ve already unthawed them it should only take a few minutes to warm them up. Vuala! You’ve got yourself some spicy shrimp friend!