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Blackened Shrimp

How to cook blackened shrimp
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat
Keyword: blackened shrimp, shrimp, spiced shrimp
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 369kcal

Special Equipment

  • Saute pan
  • Spatula
  • Cutting board
  • Chef’s knife


  • 2 pounds Raw Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3-4 Tbsp. Olive oil or oil of choice
  • 1-2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cumin ground
  • .5 tsp Coriander ground
  • 1 tsp Dried Thyme Sub oregano if desired
  • ⅛-¼  tsp Cayenne pepper (optional for spicy)
  • 1 each Fresh lemon optional (about 2-3 tsp. of juice)


  • Prep the Spice Mix: blend all the spices and thyme together in a small bowl, set aside
  • Heat the pan on medium high heat, and add 2-3 Tablespoons of oil
  • In a mixing bowl, season the shrimp with salt, pepper and generously with the spice mix
  • Pan sear the shrimp in the hot pan until it’s blackened, toss to cook through. It should cook in just a few minutes depending on how big the shrimp is.
  • To check if the shrimp is done, carefully remove one from the pan using tongs and cut in half, the shrimp should be opaque/white. If it’s still raw then give it another minute. If the shrimp is already blackened you could add 1-2 Tablespoons of water to the pan to help finish cooking the shrimp and to prevent it from blackening further or burning.
  • Squeeze some fresh lemon over the shrimp if desired.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
  • Plate it up or cool down for meal prep. Garnish with lemon slices. Enjoy your delicious healthy meal!
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Calories: 369kcal