Blackened Shrimp Recipe

Blackened Shrimp Recipe

This blackened shrimp recipe is a spicy food lover's dream made with succulent shrimp seasoned with piquant blackening seasoning, then seared in butter. Cooks in only 5 minutes!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cajun, recipe, shrimp, spicy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 191 kcal



  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika or use regular paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne powder use more for a spicier blend
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme


  • 1 Pound Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • ¼ cup butter melted


  1. Mix all of the blackening spices together in a small bowl. Make sure it is blended evenly.
  2. Brush the shrimp generously with melted butter.
  3. Generously coat each with blackening seasoning.
  4. Heat a large cast iron pan to high heat and add the shrimp.
  5. Cook 2-3 minutes to blacken one side, then flip and cook another 1-2 minutes, until they are cooked through.
  6. Serve!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Store any extra blackening seasoning in airtight containers and use as needed.

Nutrition Facts
Blackened Shrimp Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 191 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 253mg84%
Sodium 1254mg52%
Potassium 177mg5%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 2080IU42%
Vitamin C 4.8mg6%
Calcium 152mg15%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.