Blackened Grilled Shrimp Recipe

Try these simple grilled blackened shrimp inside tacos, on a salad, with rice, alongside grilled vegetables, or on their own for a delicious weeknight meal that takes only a few minutes to prepare.

The Best Grilled Blackened Shrimp Skewers

Blackened Grilled Shrimp Skewers 🔗

Bold and spicy, these blackened grilled shrimp skewers have just the right balance of salt and herbs to make every bite of shrimp pop with flavor. They're great enjoyed right off the skewer or eaten in tacos or your favorite salad.

Prep: 15min

Total: 21min

Serving Size: 1 serving

Nutrition Facts: calories 268 kcal, Carbohydrate 1 g, Protein 46 g, Fat 10 g, Saturated Fat 6 g, Trans Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 388 mg, Sodium 737 mg, Sugar 1 g, unSaturated Fat 3 g, servingSize 1 serving


  • 2 pounds 16/20 shrimp (peeled and deveined, tails removed)
  • 3 Tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Blackened Seasoning (recipe in notes)


  1. Preheat. Preheat grill to 425 degrees F for direct heat grilling.
  2. Skewer and season the shrimp. Mix 3 Tablespoons of melted butter and 1 1/2 Tablespoons of blackened seasoning in a small bowl. Skewer the shrimp then brush with the seasoned butter on both sides.
  3. Grill. Grill the shrimp skewers over direct heat for about 90 seconds per side or until they are no longer translucent. If the shrimp curl up into a tight, constricted circle, they are overcooked. They should be a nice shiny white with pink/red accents and a loose “C” shape.
  4. Enjoy. Remove the shrimp from the grill and serve immediately. You can enjoy these fresh off the grill as-is, or serve them up in tacos or salads.
  5. Store your extra seasoning. The recipe for the Blackened Seasoning will make more seasoning than you'll need. This blend stores well in a lidded jar at room temperature. You'll want to use it within 6 months for optimum freshness.


What goes best with blackened shrimp?

In contrast to “blackened,” which can be either grilled, broiled, or sautéed, “grilled” typically refers to simple seasonings like salt, pepper, and occasionally lemon juice and garlic powder.

How do you get seasoning to stick to shrimp?

What to serve with blackened shrimpRice, either white or brown rice.Grilled or sauteed vegetables, such as Perfect Grilled Corn, Sauteed Broccoli, Crispy Brussels Sprouts, or Grilled Peppers and Onions.Cornbread, our Best Homemade Cornbread or Easy Vegan Cornbread.

How does Bobby Flay grill shrimp?

Heat oil in a sizable nonstick pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Place shrimp and seasoning mix in a large ziplock bag and seal. Shake to evenly coat. Let sit for at least 5 to 10 minutes to allow spices to soak in.

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