• For Cucumber prep:16-20 cucumber slices (¼ inch thick)2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice½ tsp sea salt½ tsp pepper1/3 cup chopped cilantro** Mix ingredients in large bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve**Blackened Shrimp Prep:2 tsp paprika2 tsp onion powder1 tsp garlic powder1 tsp cumin1 tsp sea salt1 tsp pepper1 tsp dried ground Thyme1 tsp dried ground oregano½ to ¼ tsp cayenne (to taste)½ to ¼ tsp red chili flakes (to taste)***You may also use any Blackening Seasoning if you do not have all the ingredients or want to make it a little easier for yourself*****Combine all seasonings in bowl**16-20 large deveined shrimp (tail on – about 1 ¼ lb)Cooking sprayInstructions
    1. Lightly coat shrimp with cooking/butter spray. With only a few at a time place shrimp into blackening seasoning and coat all over. Set aside and repeat until all shrimp are coated with seasoning.
    2. Coat a large heavy skillet with cooking spray, heat up to medium heat. Place a few shrimp (don’t crowd shrimp in pan) and sear on each side for 1 ½ min each side. Remove from pan and set aside.  Repeat till all shrimp are cooked and recoat pan with cooking/butter spray as needed to keep shrimp from sticking..
    3. Serve the blackened shrimp with cucumbers on the side or serve a shrimp on top of a slice of cucumber for easy eating.