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Blackened Shrimp Recipe

Nothing says summertime better than our blackened shrimp recipe. The shrimp are nutritious and bursting with bold spices.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackened shrimp, blackened shrimp recipe, how to make blackened shrimp
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 461kcal
Author: Luna Regina

Ingredients

  • 15 oz peeled, deveined, tail-on shrimp 30 oz raw shrimp
  • 20 oz potatoes cubed
  • 1/2 tsp salt divided
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 16 oz asparagus
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp coriander chopped

Instructions

  • Place 20 oz potatoes in a bowl covered in plastic wrapper. Microwave for 7 minutes.
    Step 1: Microwave the potatoes.
  • Meanwhile, marinate 15 oz shrimp with 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/4 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp cayenne, 1/2 tsp brown sugar, 1 tsp garlic, and 1 tsp lime juice. Set aside.
    Step 2: Marinate the shrimp in the blackening seasoning.
  • Fill a large skillet with 1 - 2 inches of water. Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add 16 oz asparagus and cook for 2 minutes. Risen the cooked asparagus briefly with cold water and transfer them to a serving dish.
    Step 3: Boil the asparagus.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tbsp olive oil and the marinated shrimp to the preheated skillet. Cook the shrimp until pink and opaque on one side and flip to the other side. The shrimp will take 10 - 12 minutes to cook all together.
    Step 4: Pan-sear the shrimp.
  • Take the potato bowl out of the microwave. Add 3 1/2 tbsp butter, 1/4 tsp salt, and 2 tbsp parsley. Use a large fork to mash the potatoes to your desired consistency.
    Step 5: Make the mashed potatoes.
  • Garnish the seared shrimp with 2 tbsp chopped coriander. Serve the blackened shrimp with mashed potatoes and asparagus.
    Step 6: Garnish and serve the blackened shrimp with asparagus and mashed potatoes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 369mg | Sodium: 576mg | Potassium: 1409mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1286IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 5mg