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blackened keto shrimps in a cast-iron skillet

Blackened Shrimp

Blackened Shrimp is a flavor-packed, but quick protein to whip up for tacos, grain bowls, or salads. Flavored with a dry spice mix and blacked in a skillet, this is a fast weeknight dinner.
Course Easy Dinner Ideas
Cuisine American
Keyword Blackened Shrimp
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 225kcal
Author Elizabeth Briskin


  • "Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet with Scrub Brush- 10.25 inches Cast Iron Frying Pan With 10 inch Bristle Brush "
  • Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls (Set of 6) Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set - Easy To Clean, Nesting Bowls for Space Saving Storage, Great for Cooking, Baking, Prepping
  • Pyrex Glass Measuring Cup Set (3-Piece, Microwave and Oven Safe),Clear
  • Measuring Cups and Magnetic Measuring Spoons Set


  • 2 tablespoon Swerve brown
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • In a bowl, combine the Swerve, oregano, paprika, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  • In a mixing bowl, toss the shrimp with the olive oil.
    Sprinkle the shrimp with the spice mix. Toss to coat the shrimp evenly.
  • Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Once the skillet is hot, add the seasoned shrimp and cook for 3 minutes per side or until opaque in color.
  • Transfer the cooked shrimp to a plate as soon as they’re cooked.
  • Serve with Keto Tortillas


  • If you cannot find brown Swerve you can use any kind of low-carb sweetener, except the Erythritol. It has a minty aftertaste that will not pair with the shrimp.