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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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cajun, recipe, shrimp, spicy
Servings: 5
Calories: 191kcal

Ingredients

FOR THE BLACKENING SEASONING

  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika or use regular paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder use more for a spicier blend
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

FOR THE SHRIMP

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

Instructions

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

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Notes

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

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 253mg | Sodium: 1254mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 2080IU | Vitamin C: 4.8mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 3mg