This Blackened shrimp recipe is made of pan-seared shrimp with easy homemade blackened seasoning. Ready in 15 minutes.
I love quick and easy recipes like this easy Blackened Shrimp Recipe. From start to finish, it is ready and on the table in 15 minutes. I think we all can agree that life is just busy and some days seem even busier than others. Those are the days we all need recipes like this one in our back pocket to pull out for a simple yet scrumptious meal!
How to Make Blackened Shrimp Recipe
Be sure to see the recipe card below for the full listing of ingredients, instructions, notes, and estimated nutritional information.
This recipe has three simple ingredients: Shrimp, blackened seasoning, and olive oil. Let me give you a few tips on each.
Shrimp – I love to use wild-caught shrimp that has been cleaned and deveined. If you use frozen shrimp, make sure that it is thawed completely and well drained. Pat it dry with paper towels or allow it to drain in a colander if needed.
Blackened Seasoning – I use my homemade Blackened Seasoning. It is made of paprika, cayenne, salt, pepper, cumin, thyme, oregano, garlic, and onion. While you can use store-bought, and I have from time to time, once you make your own, you can customize it to your preferences. It is a game-changer!
Olive oil – You only use a bit of olive oil in this recipe. A little to coat the shrimp with the seasoning and a little in the skillet for cooking.
Season the shrimp. Place the shrimp in a large glass or metal bowl. Add the blackened seasoning to the shrimp.
Toss to coat. Using a metal spoon, toss the shrimp in the seasoning to coat well.
Heat skillet. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet over medium heat.
Add the shrimp. Add the shrimp to the skillet.
Cook the shrimp. Cook until pink and opaque throughout, about 2 minutes per side.
What to Serve with Blackened Shrimp?
To make ahead. You can easily prep this recipe ahead of time and then quickly cook it when ready to serve. Simply season the shrimp, toss to coat, and then wrap tightly with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator overnight or up to 12 hours.
To store leftovers. Blackened shrimp is best served when freshly cooked. However, you can store it in an airtight container or wrapped tightly with plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Serve cold or gently reheat and serve.
To freeze. I do not recommend freezing this recipe.
Here’s my easy Blackened Shrimp Recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!
Blackened Shrimp Recipe
- 2 pounds shrimp, cleaned and deveined
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, or melted butter
- 5 tablespoons blackened seasoning
- Season the shrimp. Place shrimp into a large bowl. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and blackened seasoning. Toss the shrimp to coat with the seasoning.
- Cook the shrimp. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the skillet. Add the seasoned shrimp to the skillet and cook until the seasoning has darkened and aromatic and the shrimp is pink and opaque, about 2 minutes per side.
- Serve. Remove the cooked shrimp from the skillet and serve.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.