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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Air Fryer Cajun Shrimp

One of my favorite meals to make on a Friday night after a long week. Shrimp. Sauteed. Steamed. And now air fryed! 

I mix up a breading with my own Cajun seasoning Click here for recipe and it only took 5 minutes in the air fryer. They were crispy without being tough. I honestly didn't even use anything to dip them in. 

The next day, I took the leftovers and popped them into a Pita with some cucumbers, radishes and tzatsiki sauce. The perfect lunch! 


  • 1 lb shrimp with tails left on
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese


  1. Mix everything together, except shrimp, in a container.
  2. Add the shrimp, put the lid on and give it a few shakes. 
  3. If you have time, let the shrimp sit in the fridge for a little while. This really helps the breading stay on. 
  4. Place in the air fryer basket on 390 for 5 minutes. I gave them a toss and a shake 2 times during that 5 minutes. 

This recipe made 2 servings at 2 pts on Weight Watchers Freestyle program.



Anonymous said...

Delicious and simple, doubled recipe used 2 lbs shrimp. Loved it! Thank you!

Unknown said...

Do you mix the olive oil with the dry ingredients or do you coat the shrimp in it then put the shrimp in the dry ingredients?

tlmangum said...

Can you use frozen shrimp for this recipe?

KReece said...

I used frozen shrimp. Thawed in colander using cold water. Then tossed shrimp in the olive oil before adding to dry ingredients. Was perfect!

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