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Blackened Shrimp seasoned with a spicy balanced blackening seasoning that adds a perfect taste to the shrimp. An easy to make shrimp dinner.

Blackened Shrimp

Course: Main
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Easy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 190kcal
Author: Marilyn
Blackened Shrimp is so quick and easy to make and wonderfully delicious. The blackening seasoning is a balance of spicy, earthy chilis and herbs.
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Blackened Seasoning


  • 1 pound large shrimp (31/35 count) peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


Blackened Seasoning

  • In a large bowl, combine paprika, cumin, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Set aside.


  • Working in batches, dip the shrimp in the melted butter. Transfer shrimp to the seasoning mixture, tossing to coat in blackened seasoning.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the oil and heat until shimmering.
  • Add the shrimp to the skillet in one layer. Cook, 2 minutes or until blackened. Turn the shrimp and cook, 1 to 2 minutes or until the shrimp are pink, firm and opaque.
  • Serve with lemon wedges on the side.


Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 229mg | Sodium: 1252mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1032IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 3mg