Blackened Shrimp Skewers

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  • 2 pounds jumbo shrimp
  • 2 tablespons olive oil
  • Juice of 2 small, or 1 large lime
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. If using bamboo skewers instead of metal, soak them in water for at least 5 minutes while preparing the shrimp.
  2. Peel and de-vein shrimp, making sure to leave the tails on. In a large bowl, toss the shrimp and lime juice. In a small bowl, combine all of the seasonings.
  3. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium high heat. Place three shrimp on each skewer, and season liberally on both sides with the spice mixture.
  4. Brush the grill grates (or grill pan) with olive oil to prevent the shrimp from sticking. Cook shrimp 4-5 minutes per side (3-4 minutes if using smaller shrimp), then remove from heat and serve!