• 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

    Instructions

    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.