The Best 10 Minute Cajun Blackened Shrimp

Learn how to make the best tender and juicy shrimp at home! This recipe makes the BEST and most DELICIOUS cajun blackened shrimp in just 10 minutes. Serve this mouth-watering shrimp on tacos, burrito bowls, salads, or rice! The Best 10 Minute Cajun Blackened ShrimpIn case you haven’t noticed, I’m a little obsessed with shrimp. We make shrimp at least once a week because it cooks quickly and is great on pretty much anything. I always have a bag of frozen shrimp in the freezer for the times when you just need a quick and healthy meal in minutes.

This cajun blackened shrimp recipe is one of the best and my absolute favorite ways to cook shrimp. The spice mixture sticks to the shrimp and gives it a crusty outside that is loaded with flavor. This shrimp recipe can be grilled, baked or cooked right on your stove-top. My favorite is the stove-top method because it’s no mess or fuss, quick, and just one pan to clean!

The trick to cooking perfect shrimp is to heat the pan until it’s hot and steamy. Another important step is not to over-crowd the pan. You want the shrimp to cook quickly and char on the outside without turning them into rubber. A good minute or two on each side in a hot pan is more than enough time. Also, don’t forget the shrimp will continue to cook after you remove it from the heat.
The Best 10 Minute Cajun Blackened Shrimp

The Best 10 Minute Cajun Blackened Shrimp

4.83 from 17 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Layla

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp shelled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 clove garlic crushed (or 1 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil or oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine the shrimp, oil, and spices. Use right away or cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

  • Heat a large heavy-duty non-stick pan to medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Once the pan is hot, coat the pan with a light drizzle of oil (if using a non-stick pan) and cook the shrimp in batches for 2 minutes per side or until charred and cooked through. Do not over-crowd the pan. Serve on tacos, salads, burritos, or rice. Enjoy!

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    Comments

    Karen

    Excellent! I made it For Dinner. It was gone in a flash.

    Heather

    This recipe is great, everyone in my house loved it. To spice it up a little bit i used Hot hungarian paprika instead of regular. definitely a repeat dish for me!

    Terri

    I cut calories and used broth instead of oil and it was delicious!

    julie

    WOW! Super simple, spices you have on hand, and SUPER DELICIOUS! THANK YOU FOR THIS!!! My only recommendation is to dry your peeled and deveined shrimp very well. then add the oil and spices. Mine sat for about 2 hours in the fridge before i seared them in a black, cast-iron pan on the bbq burner outside. 1.5 minutes each side…knowing they would continue to cook a bit off the burner! they were succulent and i could’ve eaten the whole pound! rave reviews from the hubs!

    Rachel White

    YUMMO! I had it in a wrap, my family had it on sanwiches. Super.

    Marc

    Can I do this with frozen pre cooked shrimp Too?

      Layla

      Yes, you can but you won’t need to cook the shrimp much since they are already cooked.

    Patti

    DELICIOUS, will make again, this time will shrimp and scallops and serve over cauliflower rice.

    John

    Three words: A. Maz. Ing! So delicious and so easy. Just have your exhaust fan on high!

    Scott

    Great recipe. Is great on blackened grouper too

    Best10

    This cajun shrimp was perfect. I tried it yesterday and all of my friends love it. Thanks !

    jean dicken

    how can I print this to keep??

      Layla

      There is a “print” button on the upper right corner of the recipe box.

      df

      lol

        Best 10

        ı MADE IT YESTERDAY AND IT WAS SO DELİCİOUS. I ADDED ALSO SOME FRESH THYME TO IT. NEXT TIME IM GONNA TRY TO POPCORN SHRIMP .

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