Often times, we find the simplest of recipes to be our favorites. Likely because they are so easy to prepare and require so few ingredients we can throw them together in a snap with full confidence they'll taste amazing. So it is with these Cajun Smoked Smrimp. The ingredient list is short, the cook time... also short. The flavor is huge, however, and never fails to please our crew.
The lemon, garlic, Cajun flavor combo knocks our socks off without overpowering the subtle sweetness of the shrimp. Throw these on the grill next time you're looking for a quick-cooking dinner to impress. Everybody who tries them will complement your cooking prowess and it can be your secret that it was the easiest meal ever.
Cajun Smoked Shrimp
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6-8 minutes
Serves: 6-8 people
Recommended Pellets: Alder, Hickory, Oak
2 lbs raw, peeled, deveined shrimp
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
2 cloves carlic, finely minced
1 tablespooon Traeger Cajun Shake
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
In a large zip-top bag, combine all ingredients and gently toss to ensure all of the shrim are covered. The shrimp can be covered and marinate for 3-4 hours, if desired, but it's not necessary.
When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke for 4-5 minutes to establish the fire. Close the lid, turn the temperature setting to High, and allow the grill to preheat for 10-15 minutes.
Thread the shrimp onto bamboo skewers and place directly on the hot grill grate. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side until the flesh is opaque.
Serve immediately. We love them tossed into pasta and sprinkled with parmesan, or served on a bed of fresh greens with avocados and a creamy dressing. Enjoy!
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