Air Fryer Essentials: Spicy Cajun Shrimp

Andy Anderson !


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.


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1 - 2
5 Min
12 Min
Air Fryer




  • 1/4 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    siracha sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh clover honey

  • 6 - 8 large
    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


  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.
  11. Serve while still hot with the dipping sauce. Enjoy
  12. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Air Fryer Essentials: Spicy Cajun Shrimp

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Party #So yummy

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