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Blackened Shrimp with Remoulade Sauce

These blackened shrimp are flawlessly spiced and packed with flavor, plus they come collectively in about 5 minutes. With an non-obligatory remoulade sauce for scrumptious dipping, these blackened shrimp are additionallybest on salads, in tacos, or any different time you want flavorful shrimp and fast!

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What Makes This Blackened Shrimp So Good

It’s SO rapid and easy! Mix up a little sauce, stir up a few spices, and toss the shrimp in the skillet for three minutes max. You’ll have dinner on the desk in no time at all!
The seasoning types a moderate crust on the cooked shrimp, which offers them a lovely crispiness except having to deep fry anything!

Both the blackened shrimp and the remoulade are low calorie, low carb, and keto-friendly! Perfect if you desire to preservemattersmildbarring sacrificing flavor.

The remoulade sauce is out-of-this-world INCREDIBLE! It’s absolutelynon-compulsory so you can bypass it if you want, however you’ll be lacking out. Trust me. It’s creamy and a little spicy, and it goes so, so, so nicely with seafood and, really, fried meals in general. Even if you bypass it with your blackened shrimp, be positive to bookmark this web page for the subsequent time you have crab desserts or fish sticks or even fried pickles.

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Key Ingredients for Blackened Shrimp with Remoulade Sauce

Shrimp – If you can ratingsparkling shrimp right off the boat, do it. If you can’t, no problem, simply stick to the frozen shrimp at the store! The “fresh” shrimp are tempting, I know, but I’ll let you in on a little secret… they had been frozen, too. Yup. And now they’re thawed and sitting in the case. Grab some wild-caught shrimp from the freezer partas a substitute and you’ll have flavorful, perfect-texture blackened shrimp.

Hot Sauce – A little warm sauce in your remoulade turns the taste profile up to eleven Now, if you’re no longerhuge on “hot”, you can begin with simply 1/4 teaspoon, taste, and alter as needed. The kind of warm sauce you use will trade the taste slightly, too. Crystal Hot Sauce, a Louisiana staple, has a deep, smoky taste thanks to its foremost ingredient – cayenne peppers. Tabasco, on the different hand, makes use of tabasco peppers and has a extradistinguished vinegar flavor. The debate round which is “better” receivesenormously heated (no pun intended) however whichever one you like satisfactory will work in this sauce!

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Chef’s Tips

You can serve the remoulade sauce as quickly as you make it, however it’s clearlyfirst-rate if you let it relax (covered) in the fridge for at least an hour. The flavors meld and enlarge as it rests which makes it even extra delicious.
Blackened shrimp is an high-quality snack or meal on its own, with remoulade, on grits, in tacos or lettuce wraps, or with pasta and alfredo sauce. Want to hold it keto? Use palmini pasta and keto alfredo sauce.

You’re absolutely in manage of the seasoning on this blackened shrimp! If you’d like it extra on the moderate side, use simply 1/8 of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper. If you’re anybody that likes it hot, use 1/4 teaspoon.
It’s no longermagnificent necessary, however if you’d like even extra of that fantastic Creole flavor, let the shrimp sit down in the bowl for 20 to 30 minutes earlier than cooking. This offers it a little time to marinate and absolutely soak up all these seasonings!


Don’t overcook your shrimp! Perfectly cooked shrimp curls lightly, like the letter “J”. Very curled shrimp, in the form of a “C”, are overcooked!

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For the Remoulade Sauce (Optional)

½ cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons complete grain mustard Creole mustard preferred
1 teaspoon candy 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 warm sauce Tabasco, Crystal, Louisiana, etc.
1 clove garlic minced, smashed


For the Shrimp

1 pound uncooked shrimp 26 to 30 count, peeled, deveined
2 teaspoons paprika
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ – ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper see Notes
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon onion powder
1-2 tablespoons olive oil


For the Remoulade Sauce (Optional)
Add all components to medium bowl. Whisk till combined.


Serve immediately, or cowl and sit back at least one hour (preferred).
For the Shrimp
Combine all spices collectively in small bowl to create blackened seasoning.

Place shrimp in medium bowl. Add blackened seasoning. Toss or stir to coat shrimp.
In giant skillet, warmth olive oil over medium-high heat.
When oil is hot, add shrimp to skillet. Cook till opaque, about 1 minute per side.

Remove shrimp from skillet and serve.



Use 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper for a mild 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, however be certain to take a look at the label on every ingredient you use to make certain that uniquemodel doesn’t incorporate gluten.

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