Made with a Cajun-inspired spice mixture, this blackened shrimp recipe is packed full of flavor, while being quick and easy to make!

  •  Prep Time: 5 minutes
  •  Cook Time: 10 minutes
  •  Total Time: 15 minutes
  •  Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 1 pound deveined shrimp, raw, thawed if frozen
  • 3 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. In a small bowl, combine the spices; paprika, garlic, onion, oregano, cayenne pepper, and salt, and stir to combine.
  2. Add raw shrimp to a medium bowl, cover with the spice mixture, and toss shrimp until well coated in the spices. If time permits, set aside 15 minutes to allow the shrimp to marinate, however, this is not necessary.
  3. In a large cast-iron skillet or heavy bottom pan, warm olive oil. Add shrimp, arranging them in a single layer, and allow to cook 2-3 minutes per side until cooked through and lightly blackened on both sides.
  4. Serve the cooked shrimp immediately on its own or with lime wedges and fresh cilantro or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


If using frozen shrimp, ensure that they are completely thawed before cooking. If time permits, place them in an airtight container and allow them to thaw in the fridge overnight. If you are pressed for time, you can thaw frozen shrimp by placing them in a bowl with cold water for about 20 minutes.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 135 calories
  • Sugar: 0 grams
  • Fat: 4 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 2 grams
  • Fiber: 1 grams
  • Protein: 23 grams

By Chochi

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