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blackened shrimp with sweet potatoes and guacamole
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4.73 from 37 votes

Easy Blackened Shrimp Recipe

This recipe makes the most bold and flavorful cajun blackened shrimp in just 10 minutes. Make them ahead of time for salads, meal preps, or to serve over pasta.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Cajun
Keyword: Blackened shrimp, Cajun recipe, Easy shrimp recipe, Shrimp
Servings: 5
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Jordan



  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, more for cooking
  • 1 lime, juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, for garnish

Blackened Seasoning


  • Combine all blackened seasoning ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
  • Toss shrimp and olive oil together in a large mixing bowl. Then add the blackened seasoning and mix until shrimp are fully coated.
  • Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to a cast iron skillet or non-stick pan and heat on medium-high until the pan is hot.
  • Lay shrimp flat on pan without overlapping them and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side or until opaque. When finished, transfer the shrimp to a plate and garnish with fresh cilantro and lime juice.




Serving: 0g | Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 228mg | Sodium: 706mg | Potassium: 72mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin C: 3.7mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 1.9mg