Blackened Shrimp Skewers
Updated: Jan 6
The Blackened Seafood Seasoning and honey caramelize into a light glaze on the shrimp, accented by savory garlic, a twist of lime and a hint of rum.
Serve it as a party appetizer, or pair it with rice for a hearty entrée.
Either way, these Blackened Shrimp Skewers are sure to bring back memories of long daylight hours and warm temperatures year round.
Total Time: 45 minutes
Hands-on Time: 35 minutes
Makes: 6 servings
1 - pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 - teaspoons honey, plus more for drizzling
Juice of 1 lime
1 - large garlic clove, pressed
2 - teaspoons Blackened Seafood Seasoning
1 - teaspoon olive oil
1 - teaspoon rum (optional)
6 to 8 - wood skewers, soaked in water for an hour to prevent charring
Wash and drain shrimp.
Whisk together honey, lime juice, garlic, Seafood Seasoning, olive oil and rum for the marinade.
Transfer shrimp to a large bowl. Pour marinade over shrimp, coating well.
Chill for 30 minutes.
Preheat your grill. Real wood charcoal tastes best, but gas works fine. Avoid instant-light briquettes as they make food taste like lighter fluid. Aim for medium-high heat - if your grill lid has a thermometer built into the lid, it should read about 375 degrees.
Thread shrimp onto skewers.
Drizzle additional honey over skewers and brush to coat evenly, then brush on additional marinade.
Grill shrimp on medium-high for 5 minutes per side.
Brush with remaining marinade while grilling.
Sprinkle grilled shrimp with additional Seafood Seasoning.