Perfect Blackened Shrimp and Homemade Blackening Seasoning

1 lb medium or large shrimp peeled and deveined (see notes)
blackening seasoning (recipe below)
1/4 cup melted butter
Blackened Seafood Spice Rub
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp fennel seeds
1/8 tsp ground clove


Rinse the deveined shrimp and pat dry with paper towels.
In a small bowl mix together the spices and set aside.
Place a frying pan or cast iron skillet over high heat until it starts to smoke. Keep kitchen area well ventilated.
Toss the shrimp in melted butter and then coat with spice mixture on both sides. Press spice mixture to adhere.
Immediately sear on high heat 30-60 seconds per each side. Don’t overcook as they will dry out. Serve immediately with slices of lemon and a side of white rice. Or, use them as part of another recipe, like shrimp and grits.

If you have never cleaned shrimp, don’t worry; it’s very easy to do. There are instructions on how to peel and devein shrimp in my Cajun Shrimp and Rice recipe post.

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