Easy Grilled Cajun Shrimp

Kosmo’s Q makes some seriously good wing dusts. I picked up a few packets, including their Kickin’ Cajun. Sure, I made great wings with it. And then I made these easy grilled Cajun shrimp. And they were crazy good! And danged spicy, too! Good thing I had some chilled cocktail sauce on the side for dippin’. The combination made for a fantastic easy dinner that I’ll make again.

Easy Grilled Cajun Shrimp

Kosmo’s Q Kickin’ Cajun wing dust isn’t messin’ around, so I suggest you taste a bit first to see just how much you want to put on your shrimp. You can always add more but you can’t take it away. Well, not easily at least. It’s mighty tasty stuff, it’s not just about the heat. I found it to be quite enjoyable with a nice spicy kick!

Also try my grilled coconut and pineapple sweet chili shrimp.

Easy Grilled Cajun Shrimp

Kosmo's Q Kickin' Cajun wing dust isn't messin' around, so I suggest you taste a bit first to see just how much you want to put on your shrimp.
Course Appetizer or Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 116kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fire up your grill for direct cooking.
  • Toss the shrimp with the oil and seasoning in a large bowl.
  • Grill 2-4 minutes per side until translucent. Alternatively, if you want you can skewer the shrimp. I recommend skewering if you're afraid of the shrimp falling through your grates.

Nutrition

Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 912mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

You know those eating contests you see on TV sometimes? Like the one with the hot dogs, where they eat 200 hot dogs in 5 minutes or something? Why hot dogs? Why not these much-better can’t-stop-eating crazy-good spicy bacon-wrapped shrimp instead? Heck, I’m up to an eating challenge with these little delicious morsels. You sit down with a plate of these and 5 minutes later you’re thinking… where’d they go? And… do we have more?

Don’t let the ‘spicy’ in spicy bacon-wrapped shrimp scare you off. They aren’t scary spicy, not by any stretch. They have just the right amount of kick to them. And a bit of smokiness from the bacon. And a tad bit of sweetness thanks to the brown sugar. If you want to skip the chipotle powder you can, but you might want a bit of color so add a little paprika in it’s place

Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Don't let the 'spicy' in spicy bacon-wrapped shrimp scare you off. They aren't scary spicy, not by any stretch.
Course Appetizer or Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 429kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled, and deveined
  • 7 slices bacon cut into thirds
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon chipotle powder plus more if desired

Instructions

  • Wrap each piece of shrimp in a piece of bacon. Secure with a toothpick.
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Stir in the brown sugar and chipotle powder. Stir until the brown sugar has dissolved.
  • Brush 1/3rd of the the butter mixture over the shrimp, reserving the remainder.
  • Fire up your grill for direct and indirect cooking.
  • Grill the shrimp over indirect heat for 5 minutes per side. Move to direct heat then brush with half of the remaining butter mixture.
  • Cook a few more minutes until the bacon is almost done. Brush with the remaining butter mixture and cook another minute or two.
  • Remove and serve.

Notes

You can also cook the shrimp in a 400 F oven. Place under the broiler the last few minutes to brown the bacon.

Nutrition

Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 341mg | Sodium: 1256mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 661IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.