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A pile of blackened shrimp on newspaper next to a dipping cup of remoulade sauce

Blackened Shrimp with Remoulade Sauce

These blackened shrimp are perfectly spiced and packed with flavor, plus they come together in about 5 minutes. With an optional remoulade sauce for delicious dipping, these blackened shrimp are also perfect on salads, in tacos, or any other time you need flavorful shrimp and fast!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword cajun, creole, seafood
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 350kcal


  • Small bowl
  • Medium bowls (2)
  • Large skillet


For the Remoulade Sauce (Optional)

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard Creole mustard preferred
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning Louisiana, Tony Chachere's, etc.
  • 2 teaspoons capers roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish
  • ½ teaspoon pickle juice dill or sweet
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce Tabasco, Crystal, Louisiana, etc.
  • 1 clove garlic minced, smashed

For the Shrimp


For the Remoulade Sauce (Optional)

  • Add all ingredients to medium bowl. Whisk until combined.
    Ingredients for remoulade in bowl
  • Serve immediately, or cover and chill at least one hour (preferred).

For the Shrimp

  • Combine all spices together in small bowl to create blackened seasoning.
    Blackened seasoning in bowl
  • Place shrimp in medium bowl. Add blackened seasoning. Toss or stir to coat shrimp.
  • In large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • When oil is hot, add shrimp to skillet. Cook until opaque, approximately 1 minute per side.
    Blackened shrimp in skillet
  • Remove shrimp from skillet and serve.


  • Use 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper for a light spiciness or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper for a mild-medium spiciness.
  • Make it Dairy Free: Use veganaise in the remoulade.
  • Make it Gluten Free: This recipe is naturally gluten free, but be sure to check the label on each ingredient you use to make sure that specific version doesn't contain gluten.
Recipe yields approximately 4 servings of shrimp and remoulade sauce. Nutritional values shown reflect information for one serving of shrimp with one serving of remoulade. Macros may vary slightly based on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the size of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed, then weigh the shrimp and the remoulade when finished. Divide the total weight of each (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 4. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 298mg | Sodium: 1347mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1008IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 3mg | Net Carbs: 2g