PERFECT BLACKENED SHRIMP

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Darkened shrimp are a delectable Cajun supper that prepares up in a short time! Make this formula for an independent supper or a simple hors d’oeuvre!

In case you’re an aficionado of large, striking flavors, this zesty shrimp formula is definitely fit for your abilities. With a speedy, simple, and adaptable formula like this in your back pocket, you can make enough thoughts for a whole week.

For a speedy starter, pair the fiery shrimp with a basic custom made mixed drink sauce. In only a couple minutes, you’ll have a hot shrimp mixed drink prepared to serve at your next game day party.

Or on the other hand, dish singe shrimp alongside another protein, for example, chicken or much another fish like scallops. At that point, serve them together for a raised rendition of New Orleans shrimp and corn meal!

In the event that you appreciate a combination of two foods, make a Cajun-Mexican combination and serve darkened shrimp in tacos or enchiladas. Add a cup of fiery chicken enchilada soup as an afterthought, and you’re in for flavorful gala.

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb medium or large shrimp peeled and deveined (see notes)
  • blackening seasoning (recipe below)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

Blackening Seasoning Blend

  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/8 tsp ground clove

Instructions

  1. Rinse the deveined shrimp and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. In a small bowl mix together the spices and set aside.
  3. Place a frying pan or cast iron skillet over high heat until it starts to smoke. Keep kitchen area well ventilated.
  4. Toss the shrimp in melted butter and then coat with spice mixture on both sides. Press spice mixture to adhere.
  5. Immediately sear on high heat 30-60 seconds per each side. Don’t overcook as they will dry out. Serve immediately with slices of lemon and a side of white rice. Or, use them as part of another recipe, like shrimp and grits.
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Notes

  • If you have never cleaned shrimp, don’t worry; it’s very easy to do. There are instructions on how to peel and devein shrimp in my Cajun Shrimp and Rice recipe post.

Nutrition

Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 633mg | Sodium: 2548mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1463IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 336mg | Iron: 5mg

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