Quick and flavorful this Blackened Shrimp is the perfect summertime recipe to serve over rice for lunch or dinner an easy meal that everyone will love.
Course Main Course
Keyword Blackened Shrimp, Blackened Shrimp Recipe
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 40minutes
Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
2poundslarge shrimppeeled and deveined, tails on
2tablespoonsvegetable oilplus more for cooking
chopped parsley for garnishoptional
For the spice mix:
1 1/2teaspoonsgarlic powder
1teaspoonlight brown sugarpacked
1/8teaspooncayenne pepperor more to taste
n a medium-sized bowl, make the blackening seasoning by mixing together the smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, brown sugar, oregano, thyme, salt, pepper, and cayenne, set aside.
Before seasoning the shrimp, pat them well with paper towels to make sure they are dry. The shrimp will sear better when dry.
Place the shrimp in a large bowl, add the 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, and then add the spice mix, toss everything so the shrimp are well coated in the seasonings and oil, set aside.
Preheat the grill at high heat. Place a cast-iron skillet directly on the grates and close the top, let it heat up for 5-8 minutes until super hot.
You will now sear the shrimp in batches. Add about 2 teaspoons of oil to the skillet and swirl it around until it is evenly coated. Add a layer of shrimp, not touching into the skillet, and sear until charred, about 1-2 minutes. Flip the shrimp and sear the other side. Take the shrimp out and place it on a plate. Sear the remaining shrimp in batches, adding more oil if needed. If you notice the cast iron skillet is starting to lose some of the heat, you can close the grill lid again and let it heat for a few more minutes in between batches.
Once all the shrimp is seared, add them back to the pan, add the butter and toss to coat. Garnish with optional parsley and serve immediately.
Blackened Shrimp Recipe found on https://thissillygirlskitchen.com/blackened-shrimp/ *All nutritional information is approximate and may not be 100% accurate. Please consult a nutritionist for more specific information.