Blackened Shrimp Tacos by JZ Eats are a healthy, gluten-free recipe to take your standard cajun shrimp recipe to the next level.


Who’s looking for a bit of a healthier alternative for Taco Tuesday? I’ve gotta tell you, we're always down for tacos at my house!

I love these Blackened Shrimp Tacos because they’re Whole30 compliant, but they are also a lighter dish loaded with flavour. I'm a big seafood fan, so I prefer these shrimp tacos over beef tacos any day!

After a busy day, there is nothing better than making a simple and tasty dinner the whole family will love. During the week it can be tough to throw a fancy dinner together, but don’t worry, you only need about 15 minutes for this one!

They’re also great for serving a crowd because you can make lots of tacos at once and everyone can pick their own toppings. You don't need a lot of fancy ingredients to make tacos with shrimp. If you’ve never made shrimp tacos before, I think you’ll be surprised at how quickly and easily something so delicious comes together.


The concept of blackening or blackened food is a Southern cooking technique used to add bold flavors to fish, shrimp, chicken and other food. The mixture of spices create this bold flavor, and this technique is typically used in Cajun cuisine.

Course: Main Course Cuisine: American

Servings: 6

Calories: 115kcal


  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, about half a lime

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, more for cooking

  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, for garnish

Blackened Seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme