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Grilled Blackened Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Blackened Shrimp Skewers are the perfect meal for a backyard barbecue or a quick weeknight meal.  Delicious blackened seasoning coated over grilled shrimp is healthy and packed with bold flavors.  Made in under 30 minutes and perfect for a light dinner.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 21 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 5


  • 1 Pound Large Shrimp, (About 50 shrimp, peeled and deveined)
  • 10 Wooden Skewers
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil, Divided
  • Lemon Wedges, For garnish
  • Parsley, For garnish

2 ½ Teaspoons Blackening Seasoning or Homemade Blackening Season:

  • ½ Teaspoon Smoked Paprika, (Or use regular Paprika)
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • ½ Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon Ground White Pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper, (Use ¼ teaspoon to make less spicy)
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Cumin
  • ½ Teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Cajun Seasoning, (I use Slap Yo Mama. Omit for less spicy)


  • Place wooden skewers into a large bowl of water and let soak for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse shrimp and pat dry. Add shrimp to large zip lock bag.
  • In bowl, mix blackening seasonings.
  • Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and seasoning to zip lock bag and shake to ensure shrimp are coated.
  • Place 5 shrimp on each skewer.
  • Heat cast iron grill or indoor grill pan on high heat for 2 minutes.
  • Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to grill.
  • Place shrimp into grill and let cook for 3 minutes.
  • Flip with tongs and let cook 3 minutes.


Nutrition is based on the Weight Watchers Freestyle Program guidelines. Nutrition calculated using Weight Watchers calculator.
NUTRITION: Serves 5, 10 Shrimp Per Serving- (1 SmartPoint Per Serving) CALORIES: 20 FAT: 2 SATURATED FAT: 0.2 CARBS: 0.4 FIBER: 0 SUGARS: 0 PROTEIN: 0