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air fryer essentials: spicy cajun shrimp

a recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

Threw this together last night and was pleasantly surprised at how flavorful they were. The two changes I made were to use butter, in place of oil, and the addition of the breadcrumbs. Plus, the dipping sauce, adds just the right amount of heat, and sweet. Easy/Peasy to make… great to eat. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

serves 1 - 2
prep time 5 Min
cook time 12 Min
method Air Fryer

Ingredients For air fryer essentials: spicy cajun shrimp

  • 1/4 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    siracha sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh clover honey
  • 6 - 8 lg
    shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails on
  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted, melted
  • 1 tsp
    cajun spice, i prefer tony chachere’s
  • 1 tsp
    toasted breadcrumbs, medium ground

How To Make air fryer essentials: spicy cajun shrimp

  • 1
  • 2
    For this recipe, you will need an air fryer, or you could cook them in a convection oven.
  • 3
    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  • 4
    Combine the ingredients for the dipping sauce, and reserve.
  • 5
    Peel the shrimp, remove the veins, but leave the tails on.
  • 6
    Add the melted butter, and Cajun spice to a bowl (plus the breadcrumbs, if using) toss in the shrimp, and let sit for about 5 minutes.
  • 7
    Chef’s Note: The breadcrumbs add just a bit of crunch to the shrimp. If you have some, I strongly recommend that you use them.
  • 8
    Add in a single layer to the basket of your air fryer.
  • 9
    Set the temperature to 400f (205c) and cook for 12 minutes.
  • 10
  • So yummy
    Serve while still hot with the dipping sauce. Enjoy
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