This delicious hot cajun blackened shrimp is delicious and extra flavorful thanks to the homemade spice made out of bold, fragrant spices. The result is mouthwatering cooked shrimp with beautifully caramelized, deep brown, crispy crust on the outside and succulent, juicy, sea flavored shrimp on the inside. A perfect combination. It is one of the most flavorful dishes and my favorite healthy meal.
The secret of one of these cajun shrimp recipes is to make a perfect cajun blackened shrimp is dredging it in a mixture of aromatic spices and herbs together with melted butter and sizzled in a hot pan until caramelized.
This great 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 mixture of seasoning and spice together with butter also serves as a perfect shrimp marinade. It will give the shrimp even more complexity of flavors. The seasoning mix is your basic pantry and spice rack staples like cayenne pepper, paprika, ground dried thyme, oregano or basil, onion powder, fresh crushed garlic, brown sugar, salt, and pepper. No hard to find ingredients at all. And homemade spice is so much better than the store-bought one and it is not loaded with salt.
Cajun shrimp is very easy and quick to make. I mean, really quick. That is why I love cooking shrimp. It is ready and cooked fully through in a short 5 minutes, so you don’t waste a lot of time to make a flavorful cooked shrimp. Just a few minutes and simple steps to create those best beautiful shrimps. First mix the seasoning 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. Sear the shrimp in a single layer over medium-high heat for 2 minutes on each side until appetizing brown crust is formed. Make sure to sear them in batches to prevent overcrowding. You can also make perfect baked or grilled shrimp using this recipe.
Serve you gorgeous blackened shrimp with simple white rice or mashed potatoes and good dipping sauces of your choice. This southern classic pairs great with collard greens, hush puppies or really any southern cooking inspired side dishes. They are great on salads and in tacos and wraps as well.