Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cajun Grilled Shrimp En Brochette + Drive Thru Daquiris on the Cajun Riviera

Here's an easy recipe for grilled shrimp that has to be one of the best that Cajun Country has to offer. It's very simple, yet packed with flavor, creating a smoky, spicy taste with the bacon that just melts in your mouth. Since I've had so many requests for this mouth watering recipe, I've decided to post it. These shrimp are divinely delicious and can be served with some yummy grilled veggies or a big garden salad, a loaf of good bread, and a glass of white wine. Oh, cest bon! Bon Appetit!

Cajun Grilled Shrimp En Brochette

24 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tbs. or more Cajun seasoning 

1 lemon, cut in half
12 bacon strips, cut in half
Melted butter

Barbeque sauce

Squeeze lemon juice to coat shrimp. Season with Cajun seasoning. Wrap each shrimp with a piece of bacon. Place on skewers and chill for 15 minutes. Baste with melted butter and bbq sauce and grill on medium low heat, in grill pan, for 5 minutes. Turn, baste and grill for 5 more minutes, or until bacon is crisp. My Dad says that these fabulous shrimp are sinful and should be against the law! Enjoy!

Here's a group of Cajun girls going through the drive- thru dacquiri stand at "The Pass Thru", in Holly Beach, Louisiana, better known as the "Cajun Riviera". Happy Wednesday, everyone!


Joanne said...

I like the idea of the grilled veggies along with them. That's one of the best parts of summer, all the fresh fruit and veggies overflowing from the farmstands. Yum!

Nancy said...

LOL! Supersize it!

I think I'm going to do these grilled shrimp for guests coming next week. Yum. A nice light-tasting green salad and a pinot grigio.

Jeni said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog -especially my garden. You have no idea what a surprise (and a very pleasant one though) it is that I actually have stuff growing in a small garden this year! But, I do need more room and my son-in-law has promised he will expand this area come fall. That way, maybe next year I can plant a few other things and have my rows spaced enough so that one can walk through the rows, weed where needed and would enable "harvesting" the bounty too then I do believe! Reading down through several of your posts made me really longing for some good spicy food -especially of the seafood variety! Can't cook that stuff here though as my son-in-law won't touch shrimp, daughter doesn't like scallops and neither of them would consider trying crab anything! Chickens, huh? I LOVE some good hot spiced crabs and a bunch of cold beer to wash it down!

John said...

Looking at the video, seems like you had a good time, and I see the 'container' got broken in to before the video finished.
Listening to your accents makes me think of the James Lee Burke novels.

Enjoy the shrimp.

Kat said...

Facinating video. Those gals sure were having a time! I will have to try the shrimp/bacon. That salad was the best. Good photo. Thanks for all your comments on my blog!

Marguerite said...

Joanne- I love the summer bounty of fruits and veggies, too. The watermelon and cantaloupe are especially good this year. I'll be posting some of these recipes soon.

Nancy- That was funny on the video! These shrimp are so easy that they are perfect for guests. Sometimes I use turkey bacon if I'm in a low-cal mood.

Jeni- Welcome to Cajun Country! I have a few picky eaters at my house, too, but if they don't like what's on my menu they can always go out to eat. Thanks so much for visiting!

Tess Kincaid said...

Oh, yummers! Shell fish is my favorite food in the world. The icky thing is, I've developed a food allergy to it. Darn. I could polish these babies off in no time, but then I'd really be paying for it later.

Marguerite said...

John- Welcome and thanks for visiting. So glad that you enjoyed the video. Louisiana really is the only state that allows drive thru daiquiri stands! And those accents are the real deal!

Kat- Glad you liked the video. I'm sure they went back later to get a gallon. lol Have a fun weekend! I really enjoyed your post. Cheers!

Willow- So nice to see you. It must be tough, not being able to eat shellfish. Allergies can be mystifying. I made your Cherry-Plum Cobbler for company that I'm having tomorrow. I sampled it and it is fabulous! Thanks for the recipe and for visiting!