Going down to the beach over Labor Day weekend always sounds like a good idea, doesn't it? A nice three day weekend when the weather is still warm to say farewell to the summer season while sun baiting on the beach and enjoying all of summer's vacation festivities one last time...ah. I love a nice beach weekend! That's what I had in mind for this weekend down at Ocean City New Jersey with my parents: a little sun, a little relaxing, and cooking up some good eats for dinner at night!
Well, I still went down to the beach this weekend but ended up leaving early because apparently a HURRICANE COMING UP THE EAST COAST does not make for the best beach weather. Le sigh. There will be no more working on my tan this summer. No time on the beach...but I did get some shopping in instead :) (can you say hellooooo to the most glorious shoes I got to wear for my birthday later this month????) I still had plenty of time to cook up a yummy and healthy meal for dinner as well! I enlisted the help of my dad and his grill to make...
Cajun Rubbed Shrimp Skewers with Fresh Peach Salsa
Spicy shrimp are paired with a fresh and cooling peach salsa to make a yummy dinner that is the perfect meal to whip up at the end of this summer season while (hurricane permitting) the weather is still nice enough to grill and peaches and tomatoes are over abundant! And of course the best part...this meal is SUPER healthy while still being SUPER flavorful! One serving has only 264 calories and is high protein and low carb. Here's how to make it!
Cajun Rubbed Shrimp Skewers with Peach Salsa
Spiced shrimp skewers paired with a fresh peach salsa make the perfect flavor combo for an end of summer recipe!
- For the Shrimp:
- 1.5lbs raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 Tbs Olive Oil
- Juice from One Lemon
- For the Rub:
- 1 Tbs Garlic Powder
- 1 Tbs Smoked Paprika
- 1 Tbs Oregano
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
- 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- For the Peach Salsa
- 3 Peaches, Diced
- 2 Medium Sized Tomatoes, Diced
- 1/4 Cup Chopped Cilantro
- Juice from one Lime
- 1/2 of one Red Onion, Chopped
- 1/4 cup Chopped Cucumber
- 2 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
Combine all spices together in a small bowlAdd shrimp, olive oil, lemon juice and spices into a ziplock bag and mix together. Let marinate in the fridge for at least half an hourTo make the peach salsa, combine peaches, tomatoes, cucumber, garlic, cilantro, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper and leave in fridge until shrimp are cookedAfter shrimp are finished marinating thread onto skewers and grill for two minutes on each sideServe skewers over lettuce with side of peach salsa!
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional InformationOverall about 6oz of shrimp with about 3/4 cup peach salsa is 264 calories 15 grams of carbs, 6 grams of fat and 37 grams of protein.
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