This dish packs the most flavor with the least amount of effort and time. Blackening seasoning is found in Cajun cooking and is typically made from a mixture of chili powders, herbs, and spices, then rubbed on proteins (such as chicken and shrimp) to create a spicy and piquant flavor profile. This recipe calls for chili powder and cayenne as the spicy components. However, consider adding 1/8 teaspoon ghost pepper powder to your blend to up the spice even more! Serve this dish alongside red beans and rice, risotto, or on top of a green salad.
You could also easily switch to chicken breast, just up the cook time.
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon cayenne
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 1/2 pounds shrimp, peeled
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 limes
Gather the ingredients.
Combine the chili powder, paprika, Italian seasoning, cayenne, cumin, garlic powder, brown sugar, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
In a medium bowl mix the seasoning mixture with the shrimp and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 30 minutes.
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.
Add the garlic, stir, and cook for 30 seconds.
Garnish with lime wedges to serve.