Easy Blackened Shrimp

easy blackened shrimp on a white plate with lemon wedges.

A simple recipe for delicious blackened shrimp for a quick protein-packed meal! Gluten-free, paleo and whole 30 friendly.



Blackening Seasoning:

  • 2 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp coarse sea salt
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme

For shrimp:

  • 1/2 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp blackening seasoning
  • 1 tsp olive oil


  1. Mix all seasoning ingredients together and store in an airtight container.
  2. To prepare shrimp, place shrimp in a bowl and toss with lemon juice and seasoning.
  3. Heat the oil in a non-stick skillet to medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook 2-3 minutes per side. Serve immediately.

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