World's Best Blackened Shrimp #blackenedshrimp #shrimprecipes

These delicious Blackened Shrimp are the perfect versatile and fast weeknight meal. Try them in tacos, lettuce wraps, on pasta, rice, or simply on their own!

I love having a big bag of frozen shrimp on hand for those busy weeknights when we need a fast, delicious meal! They thaw out so quickly in a bowl of warm water, and they only take 5 minutes to cook all the way through.

The incredible spice mix I paired the shrimp with double as a marinade, and the perfect coating to give these babies a beautiful blackened crust.

You’ll Need:

  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano dried
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 lbs shrimp uncooked, peeled
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced

Optional garnish:

  • cilantro fresh, chopped
  • lime wedges


  1. Combine the chili powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, garlic powder, brown sugar, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Dump the mixture over the shrimp and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high. Arrange the shrimp in a single layer and cook for 2 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, stir, and cook for 30 seconds. Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges to serve.


  • If you use pre-cooked shrimp, cook only for 30 seconds on each side as to not over-cook the shrimp.
  • Allow frozen shrimp to thaw fully before cooking.