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Easy Cajun Air Fryer Shrimp

Cajun Air Fryer Shrimp

This easy Cajun air fryer shrimp recipe is a quick and delicious way to cook shrimp. The shrimp are coated in a flavorful NouBess Cajun seasoning and cooked perfectly in the air fryer. This recipe is perfect for a quick, easy weeknight meal or party appetizer.

Cajun shrimp is a delicious and easy dish to make in the air fryer. These Cajun Air Fryer Shrimp are juicy and perfectly seasoned! This delicious spicy dish is ready in less than 30 minutes. You can use any other seasonings, such as NouBess Garlic and Herb Seasoning, Baharat Seasoning, Barbecue Seasoning, or Jerk Seasoning. 

This recipe is perfect for a quick and healthy weeknight meal. The dish can easily be paired with fried green or sweet plantains. Add a tomato salad, and you will have a complete meal.

The cajun shrimp recipe is perfect for anyone following a low-carb, keto, and gluten-free diet. Let’s review the ingredients and instructions for properly cooking the shrimp.

Cajun Air Fryer Shrimp

Ingredients for the cajun shrimp

The shrimp are cooked perfectly in the air fryer and coated in a flavorful Cajun salt-free seasoning. It is a healthy way to enjoy food without worrying about high sodium levels.

  • Medium or Jumbo size Shrimp
  • Olive oil: for moisture, flavor, and to help the shrimp cook.
  • NouBeass Cajun seasoning: this seasoning is salt-free, and we love it.
  • Salt is optional only if using salt-free seasoning.
  • Fresh Lemon Juice for drizzle

How to make Cajun Air Fryer Shrimp:

Cajun shrimp is a delicious and easy dish to make in the air fryer. This recipe is perfect for a quick and healthy weeknight meal if you are a vegan or ve.

  • Start by cleaning, deveining, and removing the shells. Quickly rinse in lemon water. Drain and thoroughly pat dry, and place in a bowl.
  • Add a little bit of olive oil to the shrimp and mix thoroughly until well-coated. Set aside.
  • Mix the olive oil with Cajun seasoning in a small bowl.
  • Mix the seasoning mixture with the shrimp, making sure each is coated. You may have to use your hands.
  • Arrange shrimp in an air fryer basket or rack in a single layer. You may have to cook the shrimp in batches.
  • Cook at 400 degrees for 8 -10 minutes, depending on the settings and temperature. There’s no need to turn them.
  • Remove immediately from the air fryer and serve.
  • Drizzle a few drops of lemon juice if preferred.

The cooking time will vary depending on the size of the shrimp. After cleaning the shrimp, don’t forget to dry them with towel paper thoroughly, then brush them with the seasoning and oil mixture. By doing so, the seasoning will stick to the shrimp.

air fryer shrimp with cajun seasoning

Notes and Tips

  • This wonderful and delicious dish is best served with pasta, grains, or even vegetables. It is also perfect with a tossed salad.
  • Use large shrimp for the best flavor and texture. Medium or jumbo-size shrimp are recommended for this dish.
  • Make sure the shrimp are thoroughly cooked. Cook the shrimp until they are opaque and pink in color.
  • If you are using frozen shrimp, thaw them completely before cooking.
  • Line the basket with parchment paper to prevent the shrimp from sticking to the air fryer basket.
  • Serve the shrimp with your favorite dipping sauce, such as a seafood cocktail, remoulade, or aioli.
  • If you are using frozen shrimp, thaw them completely before cooking.
  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket. This will prevent the shrimp from cooking evenly.
  • Keep an eye on the shrimp while they are cooking. They can cook quickly, so it is important to check them frequently to avoid overcooking.
  • Make sure the shrimp is completely thawed before cooking.
  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket. This will prevent the shrimp from cooking evenly.
  • Serve the shrimp immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.
  • This recipe is great for parties, potlucks, barbecues, and picnics.
  • This Cajun Shrimp recipe is great for Taco Tuesday if you love shrimp tacos.
  • For shrimp fajitas lovers, this recipe is also for you.

Here are some additional tips for making the best Cajun air fryer shrimp:

  • Use large shrimp for the best flavor and texture.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit before cooking the shrimp.
  • Cook the shrimp in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Air fry the shrimp for 5-7 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Serve the shrimp immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.

Here are some variations on the Cajun air fryer shrimp recipe:

  • Add vegetables to the air fryer with the shrimp. Some good options include broccoli, zucchini, or bell peppers.
  • Serve the shrimp over rice or pasta noodles.
  • Use a different type of seasoning, such as Creole seasoning or Old Bay seasoning.
  • Add a splash of lemon or lime juice to the shrimp before serving.

Cajun air fryer shrimp is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for any occasion. With these tips, you can ensure your shrimp is cooked perfectly every time. No matter how you make them, Cajun air fryer shrimp is a delicious and easy way to enjoy this seafood favorite.

Try this easy and delicious Cajun air fryer shrimp recipe today!

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Cajun Air Fryer Shrimp

Cajun Air Fryer Shrimp

These Cajun Air Fryer Shrimp are juicy and perfectly seasoned!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Course Appetizers and Snacks, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 99 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb shrimp medium or jumbo shrimp
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 – 1 ½ tsp Cajun seasoning more if you like spicy food
  • Salt, to taste optional only if using salt-free seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Start by cleaning, deveining, and removing the shells. Quickly rinse in lemon water. Drain and thoroughly pat dry, and place in a bowl.
  • Add a little bit of olive oil to the shrimp and mix thoroughly until well-coated. Set aside.
  • Mix the olive oil with Cajun seasoning in a small bowl.
  • Mix the seasoning mixture with the shrimp, making sure each is coated. You may have to use your hands.
  • Arrange shrimp in an air fryer basket or rack in a single layer. You may have to cook the shrimp in batches.
  • Cook at 400 degrees for 8 -10 minutes, depending on the settings and temperature. There’s no need to turn them.
  • Remove immediately from the air fryer and serve.

Notes

  • This wonderful and delicious dish is best served with pasta, grains, or even vegetables. It is also perfect with a tossed salad.
  • Medium or jumbo-size shrimp are recommended.
  • Make sure the shrimp are thoroughly cooked.
  • If you are using frozen shrimp, thaw them completely before cooking.
  • Line the basket with parchment paper to prevent the shrimp from sticking to the air fryer basket.
  • Serve the shrimp with your favorite dipping sauce, such as a seafood cocktail, remoulade, or aioli.
  • If you are using frozen shrimp, thaw them completely before cooking.
  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket. This will prevent the shrimp from cooking evenly.
  • Keep an eye on the shrimp while they are cooking. They can cook quickly, so it is important to check them frequently to avoid overcooking.
  • Use large shrimp for the best flavor and texture.
  • Cook the shrimp until they are opaque and pink in color.
  • Serve the shrimp immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit before cooking the shrimp.
  • Cook the shrimp in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Air fry the shrimp for 5-7 minutes or until they are cooked through.
  • Serve the shrimp immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.
  • Add vegetables to the air fryer with the shrimp. Some good options include broccoli, zucchini, or bell peppers.
  • Serve the shrimp over rice or pasta noodles.
  • Use a different type of seasoning, such as Creole seasoning or Old Bay seasoning, or pick your preferred seasoning at noubess.com.
  • Add a splash of lemon or lime juice to the shrimp before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 99kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 15gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 642mgPotassium: 134mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.03gVitamin A: 327IUVitamin C: 0.003mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 0.3mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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