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The Best 10 Minute Cajun Blackened Shrimp

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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!