Grilled Spicy Blackened Shrimp Skewers

If you’re gathering with family in honor of Father’s Day, consider this flavorful, easy-to-prepare recipe made using Hy-Vee Responsible Choice shrimp. It’s sure to impress!

Serves 2

All you need:

  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano leaf
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaf
  • 1 pound (16-20ct) raw Responsible Choice shrimp, peeled
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lemons, sliced thinly crosswise

All you do:

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. In a small bowl, combine salt, cayenne, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano leaf and thyme leaf; stir until evenly combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, toss shrimp with olive oil. Add spice mix and toss until evenly coated.
  4. Alternately thread 4 shrimp with 3 lemon slices (folded in half) onto 4 metal skewers (or wooden skewers that have been soaked in water for 20 minutes).
  5. Grill skewers until shrimp is opaque and lemon is charred, about 4-5 minutes total, flipping once halfway.

Author: Andrew Kintigh

Chef Andrew Kintigh started his culinary career at the age of 14, working at a catering company in northwest Iowa. Andrew pursued his passion for cooking at the Art Institutes International Minnesota. He earned an Associate’s degree in culinary arts and a Bachelor’s degree in culinary management. With over a decade of experience, Andrew has worked at a few of Minneapolis’ favorite restaurants, such as Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, Bobino Café & Wine Bar, and Tryg’s Restaurant, before he joined the North Ankeny Blvd Hy-Vee team. Andrew participates in numerous Des Moines area events, including Iowa’s Premiere Beer, Wine & Food Expo, Hy-Vee Whole Health Experience, Swine Festival, Morsel Combat, Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, and the Iowa State Fair. Recently, Andrew was named the Ethnic Meals champion at the Food Marketing Institute’s Supermarket Chef Showdown in Chicago. You can often catch Andrew on air doing a radio segment or chatting with local TV anchors about his latest recipes. Andrew specializes in teaching how to cook with fresh new ingredients and bringing his creative recipes to the family table.