I loooooove me some blackening spice seasoning. It’s spicy, flavorful and can be added to a variety of proteins to really jazz up a meal. What I don’t like is the added junk in many varieties of the pre-mixed spice bottles. I’m not sure why manufactures use added colors, preservatives or even sugar in their mixes.
GOOD NEWS – blackening spice is super-duper easy to make yourself. In case you’re wondering, both paprika and cayenne spices are approved by Dr. Gundry.
For the noodles, feel free to use whatever you prefer. We had some carrot noodles from Trader Joe’s in our freezer, but you could also use paleo noodles, Shirataki noodles, or even carefully peeled and seeded zucchini noodles
The spiciness from the blackened shrimp, along with the creamy Alfredo sauce and peppery arugula work really well together. We hope you love this recipe as much as we do. Enjoy!
A spicy and flavorful blackening spice that you can whip up in a moment's notice!
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp thyme
- 1/4 tsp oregano
- 1/4 tsp fennel
Mix together and keep in a spice jar with a lid.
Blackened Shrimp with Garlic Alfredo Noodles
An easy, lectin-free recipe to enjoy any night. Spicy, blackened shrimp complement the creamy garlic Alfredo noodles.
- 1/2 lb shrimp
- 1/2 recipe blackening spice *or substitute 2 tbl store bought blackening spice.
- 1 tbl avocado oil
- 1 tbl butter
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 cup milk (A2 cow's milk) or cream for a richer sauce
- 1/3 -1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 package carrot noodles, prepared per package (or sub 12oz noodles of choice)
- 2 cups arugula - optional, to serve on the side
- salt, to taste
Rinse shrimp, drain, and coat in blackening spice.
Heat cast iron pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tbl avocado oil. Place seasoned shrimp in a single layer in pan.
Cook for 3-4 minutes and carefully turn shrimp with tongs and continue to cook another 3-4 minutes until shrimp is cooked through and spice is nicely crusted. Set aside.
In a clean pan, add 1 tbl butter and melt over medium-high heat. Add in garlic and lightly stir until garlic is fragrant. Add in 1 cup of milk or cream, and parmesan. Stir slowly until heated through, and cheese thickens sauce. Taste and add salt if needed. (Parmesan can be salty, so taste before adding in any extra salt).
Add in cooked noodles and stir until well coated.
Serve with blackened shrimp and a side of arugula.