Cajun Grilled Shrimp

Contributed By: Parker


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 to 8 minutes.

Helpful Hints:

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
YIELD: 6 servings.
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.

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