Shrimp Seasoning


Making your own shrimp seasoning blend is easy and lets you control exactly what's inside. Use it in place of packaged seasoning blends to bring zesty flavor to shrimp as well as chicken, beef and more.

Shrimp seasoning.
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
10 servings

What Spices Go Well with Shrimp?

There are countless ways to season shrimp. For this recipe, we use a mixture of chipotle chile powder, paprika, cumin and garlic powder. It's slightly spicy, smoky and savory. Feel free to experiment with other spices, such as ancho chile powder and smoked paprika.

Benefits of Making Your Own Shrimp Seasoning

Many packaged seasonings are high in sodium and may contain preservatives and anti-caking agents. Making your own shrimp seasoning at home gives you control over the ingredients to make them healthier. You also get to control the flavor profile and spice level.

How to Use Shrimp Seasoning

Try it on Grilled Blackened Shrimp Tacos, Grilled Shrimp Tostadas or BBQ Shrimp with Shrimp Calas Griddlecakes. You can also use this seasoning on chicken, fish, beef and vegetables. Make Salmon Tacos with Pineapple Salsa or sprinkle it on Blistered Broccoli with Garlic and Chiles.

How to Store Shrimp Seasoning

Store shrimp seasoning in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 months.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


  • 3 tablespoons chipotle chile powder

  • 3 tablespoons paprika

  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder


  1. Stir chile powder, paprika, cumin and garlic powder together in a small bowl.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

19 Calories
1g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Serving Size 1 Tbsp
Calories 19
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Vitamin A 1219IU 24%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Folate 2mcg 1%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 8%
Magnesium 10mg 2%
Potassium 105mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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