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blackened shrimp recipe over white rice garnished with parsley bits
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5 from 1 vote

Blackened Shrimp

These Blackened Shrimp start with my amazing Cajun Seasoning and turn into the most perfect appetizer, dinner, or taco filling!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cajun seasoning recipe
Servings: 4 people
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 1 pound shirmp deviened and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • dash of cayenne pepper (more or less to taste)
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted


  • Whisk together all of the spices.
  • Combine the spices, shrimp, and melted butter togehter in a bowl.
  • Place a heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat. Working in batches so the shrimp is in a single layer, cook the shrimp for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until pink, cooked through and blackened.