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.
- 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)
- 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
- ¼ cup Challenge Dairy Butter, melted
- bamboo skewers soaked in water, optional
1Combine the blackening spices together in a small bowl until mixed well.
1Brush the shrimp generously with melted butter.
2Generously coat each with blackening seasoning.
3If using a cast iron skillet, pre-heat to medium-high and cook shrimp for 1-2
minutes per side.
4If 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.