Air Fryer Shrimp and Polenta


Crispy air-fried polenta cakes topped with shrimp, tomatoes, and seasoned butter.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
2 servings


  • ½ (16 ounce) tube polenta, sliced into 6 rounds

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 8 ounces thawed frozen jumbo shrimp - drained, peeled, and deveined

  • 12 grape tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

  • ½ teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning


  1. Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Lay polenta rounds on a clean work surface. Brush both sides with 1 teaspoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper; set aside.

  3. Combine shrimp and tomatoes in a bowl. Add remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil and toss to coat. Use tongs to transfer tomatoes to the basket of the air fryer.

  4. Cook tomatoes in the preheated air fryer until blistered, about 2 minutes. Transfer tomatoes to a large bowl and smash with a wooden spoon.

  5. Place shrimp in the basket of the air fryer and cook for 10 minutes. Transfer shrimp to the bowl with the smashed tomatoes.

  6. Place polenta rounds in the basket of the air fryer and cook for 15 minutes. Flip and cook until golden brown, 15 minutes longer.

  7. While polenta rounds are cooking, combine butter, parsley, hot pepper sauce, and lemon-pepper seasoning in a bowl and mix until well combined.

  8. Divide polenta cakes between 2 serving plates. Spoon tomato-shrimp mixture over top and serve with seasoned butter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

331 Calories
18g Fat
22g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 331
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 200mg 67%
Sodium 808mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 25mg 124%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 400mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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