Tender shrimp are pan-fried in a spicy Cajun seasoning, then served on top of creamy guacamole and crispy sweet potato fries. Level up your appetizer game with these easy Cajun Shrimp Sweet Potato Bites!
For the Sweet Potato Fries
- 1 sweet potatoes, sliced in 1/4″ slices
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt to season
For the Guacamole
- 4 small avocados
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- juice of 1 lime (about 2–3 tablespoons)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- salt to taste
For the Cajun Shrimp
- 1lb. large raw shrimp, peel and deveined
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Make the Fries
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Cover bottom of baking sheet with tin foil. Add 1 tablespoon of olive to tin foil and using a brush, spread the olive oil over the entire pan so it is coated. Place the sweet potato slices on the prepared baking sheet.
- Pour remaining tablespoon of olive oil into a small dish, using a brush, brush the tops of the sweet potato slices with olive oil. Lightly season with salt.
- Bake in oven for 10 minutes.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and gently flip the sweet potatoes slices over using a pair of tongs. Place back in oven and bake an additional 5-7 minutes. Remove and let sit.
Make the Guac
- Add avocado, cilantro, lime juice, red wine vinegar, red pepper flakes, and salt to a food processor or blender.
- Lightly pulse until the mixture is smooth. Set aside.
Cook the Shrimp
- In a small bowl, add shrimp, smoked paprika, ground cumin, sea salt, and chipotle chili powder. Toss the shrimp to coat in the seasoning blend.
- Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add olive oil to the pan and then place the shrimp. Cook shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side.
- Top each sweet potato slice with a dollop of guacamole, one shrimp, and garnish with fresh cilantro. Serve.
- Serving Size: 2 bites
- Calories: 70
- Sugar: 1 g
- Sodium: 271 mg
- Fat: 4
- Carbohydrates: 3 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 4 g
- Cholesterol: 38 mg
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