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Blackened Shrimp

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These Blackened Shrimp are perfect for an easy, low point meal!

They taste great on their own or you can turn them into shrimp tacos, add them to a salad or make lettuce wraps.

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To make this Blackened Shrimp I started by making the seasoning. You need:

  • Smoked paprika
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Oregano
  • Thyme

Making the seasoning is as easy as adding everything to a small bowl and mixing it together.

For this recipe you can use fresh or frozen shrimp. If you’re using frozen shrimp you’ll want to thaw it first.

I bought shrimp that was deveined with the tails removed. Pat the shrimp with paper towel and add them to a large bowl.

Add the seasoning to the shrimp and toss it to coat. Make sure all of the shrimp is covered with seasoning.

You want to add the shrimp to a hot pan in a single layer. I used a nonstick pan that I misted with olive oil spray.

The pan should be on medium-high heat. I cooked my shrimp for 3 minutes on each side.

I like to add a little fresh lime juice when my shrimp is done cooking.

This Blackened Shrimp is perfect when you want to make dinner but don’t have a lot of time!

Blackened Shrimp
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
16 mins

Yield: 4 servings

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  • 1 lb. raw shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  1. Preheat a pan on medium-high heat.

  2. In a small bowl mix together the smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, salt, cayenne pepper, oregano and thyme.

  3. Use a paper towel to pat the shrimp dry. Add the shrimp to a medium bowl and add the seasoning. Mix together to coat all of the shrimp.

  4. Spray the pan with olive oil spray. Add the shrimp in a single layer and cook for 3 minutes on each side.

Here are some more WW friendly recipes:

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta

Salmon Bowl

Angel Hair Pasta with Bacon and Garlic

Chick-fil-A Kale Crunch Salad

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