Blackened BBQ Grilled Shrimp

This dish calls on the Cajun tradition of "blackening," which involves buttering and seasoning fish (or shrimp, in this case) before sizzling it in a hot cast-iron pan. For this dish, however, feel free to use a cast-iron stovetop grill or thread the shrimp onto skewers to cook on a gas or charcoal grill. Any way you decide to make it, this dish will become a favorite.







Blackened Spices

  • 2 Tablespoon smoked or regular paprika
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

BBQ Shrimp

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ¼ cup Challenge Butter, melted
  • bamboo skewers soaked in water (optional)


Blackened Spices

  • 1

    Combine the blackening spices together in a small bowl until mixed well.

BBQ Shrimp

  • 2

    Brush the shrimp generously with melted butter.

  • 3

    Generously coat each with blackening seasoning.

  • 4

    If using a cast iron skillet, pre-heat to medium-high and cook shrimp for 1-2 minutes per side.

  • 5

    If using a BBQ grill, thread shrimp onto skewers and grill over medium-high heat, 1-2 minutes per side. The shrimp should be pink and opaque. Serve hot.

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