Grilled Cajun Shrimp Kabobs

These grilled shrimp kabobs are perfect for those nights when you get home late, you have nothing prepped for dinner, and all you really want to do is just order a pizza. The spice rub takes just seconds to mix up, and the only prep work involved is just to soak the skewers. The cajun rub gives the shrimp a spicy kick, with a hint of sweetness thanks to the brown sugar. Pop these babies on the grill, mix up a salad, and you have yourself a healthy, tasty dinner.

1-1/2 tablespoons ground paprika
1 teaspoon oregano leaves
1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 teaspoons salt, to taste, optional
1/4 teaspoons ground cayenne

1 lb large deveined shrimp, about 40 pieces
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Soak ten wooden skewers in water for 20 minutes before grilling or broiling to prevent burning.

Preheat grill to medium high or preheat broiler.

In a large bowl, mix all the spices together until well combined. Add the shrimp, and toss with your hands to coat each piece. Drizzle with olive oil and toss again.

Thread 4 shrimp onto each skewer by bending each shrimp so that ends are nearly touching and skewer goes through each shrimp twice.

Coat grill grate or broiler pan with cooking spray. Grill or broil kabobs, 3 minutes per side, until shrimp are caramelized and opaque.

Source: Taste of Home

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