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These delicious Blackened Shrimp are the perfect versatile weeknight meal. Try them in tacos, lettuce wraps, on pasta, rice, or simply on their own!
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon oregano dried
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 ½ pounds shrimp uncooked, peeled
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- cilantro fresh, chopped
- lime wedges
Combine the chili powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, garlic powder, brown sugar, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Dump the mixture over the shrimp and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 30 minutes.
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high. Arrange the shrimp in a single layer and cook for 2 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2 minutes.
Add the garlic, stir, and cook for 30 seconds. Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges to serve.
- If you use pre-cooked shrimp, cook only for 30 seconds on each side as to not over-cook the shrimp.
- Allow frozen shrimp to thaw fully before cooking.
Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 428mg | Sodium: 1939mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1430IU | Vitamin C: 7.9mg | Calcium: 271mg | Iron: 4.8mg