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Blackened shrimp

Blackened Shrimp

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Here’s how to make the best blackened shrimp, full of Cajun flavor! It’s fast to cook on the grill or stove for an easy, healthy dinner.


  • 1 pound large shrimp, tail on and deveined (we like 2630 per pound size)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons blackened seasoning*
  • Lemon, for serving


  1. Thaw the shrimp. Then pat the shrimp dry with a clean towel or paper towel.
  2. Place the shrimp in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil to coat. Sprinkle with blackened seasoning. Mix with your hands to combine.
  3. Grilled method: Preheat a grill to medium-high heat (375 to 450 degrees). Place the shrimp directly on the grates and grill for 1 to 2 minutes per side until bright pink and cooked through.
  4. Stovetop method: Heat 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil in a large cast iron skillet or stainless steel skillet over high heat. Add the shrimp in 2 batches, making sure they are in a single layer. Cook 2 minutes on one side until lightly charred, then turn with tongs and cook another 20 seconds until opaque. For the second batch, add a bit of olive oil if necessary to coat the bottom of the pan.
  5. Squeeze with fresh lemon juice from several wedges of the lemon, to taste. Serve immediately.


*This blackened seasoning is not spicy. If you’d like spicy shrimp, add more cayenne to the blackened seasoning mixture or use our Cajun seasoning instead.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Grilled or Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Cajun
  • Diet: Low Calorie