Cajun Broiled Shrimp

This is my preferred broiled shrimp recipe now.  I thought I had posted this on the blog ages ago, but just discovered last night I had not done so to date.  Since I made these tonight (served on a taco salad,less the beef) I thought it was about time I shared this one.  I think you’ll like this simple shrimp preparation.  I served them on a taco salad, but have also served them with other sides.  However you serve them………..just SERVE THEM!  You won’t be sorry you did!  I found 1 skewer filled me up with the salad base.  My husband ate two.  I’m providing numbers for each skewer of shrimp and you can determine the serving size. 🙂

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30 medium shrimp, tail-on, peeled & veined

3 T. unsalted butter, melted

1½ tsp. my Cajun Seafood Spice Blend

VARIATION:  Use Fiesta brand Chili Lime Seasoning and garlic powder (if you like it) instead of the Seafood Spice Blend.  I’m not so fond of the popular chili-lime flavor, but many do like that combo. 

DIRECTIONS:  Preheat broiler.  Skewer 5 shrimp on each of 6 skewers as shown in the photo.  Lay them on a sheet pan.  It a little saucepan, melt the butter and stir in the spice blend.  With a brush, baste the shrimp.  Turn the skewers over and baste the other side.  Pop into preheated broiler and brown on 1st side for about 4 minutes?  Watch them, as broilers vary.  Remove and with a tool or pot holder, turn the skewers over and brown the 2nd side of the shrimp.  Remove and serve with your favorite sides or atop a lovely green or taco salad.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:  Makes 6 skewers, each contains (not including salad):

84.7 cals, 6.3g fat, 1.28g carbs, 0.0g fiber, 1.28g NET CARBS, 6.15g protein, 65 mg sodium



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