Crunchy Sweet Blackened Shrimp


My mom and co-workers love when I make this and share. You can make as much or as little as you want and add or reduce ingredients as you see fit for your taste. It's the butter, balsamic vinegar, and honey that makes this blackened shrimp dish! Serve with rice or over fettuccine Alfredo.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen shrimp, deveined and tails removed, thawed

  • ¼ cup honey

  • cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard

  • 1 teaspoon dried dill

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper (Optional)

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Melt butter in a frying pan over high heat. Add shrimp, honey, balsamic vinegar, mustard, dill, basil, and cayenne. Stir and season with salt and pepper. Cook until honey and balsamic vinegar start to bubble, about 5 minutes. Cover with a lid; cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is completely reduced and shrimp are blackened in spots, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

272 Calories
11g Fat
20g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 272
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 195mg 65%
Sodium 272mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 247mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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