Sensational Baked Blackened Shrimp Recipe is delicious and so versatile. It makes a great appetizer or is perfect for tacos or pasta. Best of all, it is a healthier option and takes only 10 minutes start to finish!
Forrest Gump comes to mind when I think of shrimp. Because it’s true that it can be prepared so many different ways. This Sensational Baked Blackened Shrimp recipe is not only quick and easy, it’s healthy and delicious too!
I’ve been up to my eyeballs in baked desserts lately. I guess our leaving Santa Claus a plate of cookies has morphed into a full dessert buffet. We do have a sweet tooth but after a while, you just get to feeling sick from overindulging. I don’t even have to eat that much. Just being around all of it becomes too much. This is a Sensational Baked Blackened Shrimp recipe perfect for a quick and healthy reset.
Shrimp is great having on hand. Here in the midwest, we buy it two ways. Frozen or previously frozen so I usually have it in my freezer year round. When I serve it as an appetizer it’s one of the first dishes to disappear and I love using it in salads, tacos or pasta. Our Blackened Seasoning is the perfect spice combination for these shrimp too.
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Sensational Baked Blackened Shrimp Recipe is delicious and so versatile. It makes a great appetizer or is perfect for tacos or on pasta.
- 1 lb raw shrimp cleaned and deveined
- 2 tsp blackened seasoning ground
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper ground
- 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
- 1/4 cup parsley chopped (optional)
Preheat oven to 400F° and place a cooling rack on a baking sheet. Spray the rack with non-stick cooking spray.
In a medium-sized bowl, drizzle raw shrimp with olive oil until they are lightly coated. Add blackened seasoning, and salt and pepper. Mix until coated. You can allow them to marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or cook immediately.
Lay shrimp on the prepared rack. Bake undisturbed for 8 to 10 minutes. Don't overcook.
Garnish with the fresh parsley if desired. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.
We enjoyed this shrimp so much and it’s so easy to make and take for entertaining like a New Years get-together or Superbowl party. It’s always good to have a balance of things to serve and shrimp is a great contrast to chips and dips or sweets. Baking them assures that they aren’t going to get overcooked. That’s my favorite way to cook them too.
Now just like in Forrest Gump, there are a ton of shrimp recipes. Here are a few of my favorites!