Blackened Shrimp (Low Carb, Gluten-Free )

Blackened Shrimp (Low Carb, Gluten-Free )

This blackened shrimp is one of my favorite fast dinners. The first time I’ve tried blackened seafood was when I moved to Louisiana. This dish is typical for the Cajun cuisine. If you’ve never had Southern food, you can try to bring a piece of it at your home by cooking this recipe. I loved this blackening spice blend so much that ever since I moved here, I did my best to recreate it. This spice has a lot of character. It is slightly spicy, smoky, aromatic and it pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the shrimp. I usually serve this dish with a salad, in a lettuce wrap or with roasted vegetables. This recipe goes very well with mashed potatoes, rice or pasta too.

Blackened Shrimp

Why should you make it?

This is a convenient and fast dinner. I love to have a package of frozen shrimp in the freezer. It defrosts in minutes when I put it in a bowl of water. It takes me less than thirty minutes to prepare this recipe. Just clean the shrimp add my homemade blackening seasoning and some salt and stir well. Also, you don’t have to spend a lot of time over the stove because cooking time is short. The taste is so irresistible that I can’t stop myself form overeating. It is the perfect option for a busy night dinner.

Food Safety.

Choose shrimp from a reputable source. Seafood should always have firm flesh and it should smell like sea water. Do not cook if it is slimy and it has off-putting smell. Store leftover cooked shrimp in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Blackened Shrimp

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course
Keyword: keto, low carb, shrimp, spicy


  • 2 pounds raw, peeled, deveined shrimp I use jumbo 21-25 per pound
  • 2 Tbsp Blackening seasoning find the recipe on my blog
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp frying oil I use sunflower oil


  • First prepare the shrimp to be cooked. Defrost, peel and devein if needed. Put the cleaned shrimp in a bowl.
  • Add the blackening seasoning and the salt to the shrimp and stir well.
    Raw shrimp with blackened seasoning
  • Preheat a pan to medium high and add the oil. I use a cast iron pan.
  • Fry the shrimp in batches. If you use large shrimp fry 1 minute per side and 30 seconds per side if it is smaller.
    Shrimp in a pan
  • Place the cooked shrimp on a paper towel to drain the excess oil and serve


The amount of salt may need to be adjusted due to dietary restrictions or personal preference. 
Cooking time differs depending on the size of the shrimp. I turn the shrimp as soon as it changes its color to pink. 
Blackened Shrimp

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