This easy recipe for delicious blackened shrimp is a week night wonder. Super easy to make it is very flavorful and also versatile while it doesn’t take many minutes to prepare and cook so you don’t waste your time. Shrimp is dredged in a mixture of bold spices and herbs together with melted butter and sizzled in a hot pan until caramelized. The result is healthy, protein packed, mouthwatering blackened shrimp with a deep brown to black crust around the outside that is perfect for the weeknights. This characteristic brown-black color of the crust results from a combination of browned milk solids from the butter, caramelization of sugar in the seasonings mix and charred spices. The best thing in this recipe is that it has low calories gluten free and diary free so it will fit your diet.
The seasoning together with butter also serves as marinade. It will give the shrimp even more complexity of flavors and tastes.
The seasoning mix is your basic pantry and spice rack staples like chili powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, garlic powder, brown sugar, salt, and pepper (I also add some horseradish, but it is optional). No hard to find ingredients at all. And it is very simple and quick to make. That is why I love cooking shrimp. It is ready and cooked fully through in a short 5 minutes.
Just a few simple steps to create those beautiful shrimps. First mix the whole seasonings, salt and pepper and melt the butter. Dump the shrimp into the butter then coat in the spices. Let them marinate and soak up all those aromatic flavors of seasonings. Sear the shrimp in a single layer over medium-high heat for 2 minutes on each side until appetizing brown crust is formed. You can use both grilled and boiled shrimps in this meal.
There are so many ways to serve blackened shrimp. Try them in corn tortillas topped with mango salsa for a wonderful seafood delight. Or top your favorite creamy pasta. Wrap them in lettuce wraps for an ultimate low-carb quick lunch. They are wonder when served with rice and risotto as well. Or just eat them on the plate on their own with ketchup, veggies, squeeze of fresh lime juice and chopped fresh cilantro as a succulent appetizer.