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For Cucumber prep:

16-20 cucumber slices (¼ inch thick)

2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice

½ tsp sea salt

½ tsp pepper

1/3 cup chopped cilantro

** Mix ingredients in large bowl.

Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve**

Blackened Shrimp Prep:

2 tsp paprika

2 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp pepper

1 tsp dried ground Thyme

1 tsp dried ground oregano

½ 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 spray


  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.
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