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Cajun Popcorn Shrimp Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

These seafood sammies are a tasty way to get heated up. Simply adjust the seasoning and hot sauce to put some pop in a yummy pita. I even use more hot sauce for dipping. —Kent Whitaker, Rossville, Georgia
Cajun Popcorn Shrimp Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 3-1/2 cups frozen breaded popcorn shrimp
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 8 pita pocket halves, warmed
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 8 thin slices tomato


  1. In a bowl, combine butter, garlic powder and Cajun seasoning. Toss with shrimp. Prepare shrimp according to package directions for baking.
  2. Combine the mayonnaise, pepper sauce, relish and mustard. Spread into warmed pitas. Fill pitas with shrimp, lettuce and tomato slices.

Nutrition Facts

2 filled pita halves: 668 calories, 40g fat (8g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 1139mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein.

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  • CarrieBerry4Chad
    Aug 22, 2019

    We really enjoyed these! Something different to throw into the menu rotation!

  • bunny99
    Jul 25, 2019

    These were delicious! Great way to use popcorn shrimp!

  • veggiemama
    Feb 7, 2015

    I love these!

  • Darrelyn
    Mar 1, 2014

    These sandwiches are wonderful!!! My husband & daughter love them too. I like food with a little kick to it and this was perfect. It wasn't too hot. It was just right. This is a quick supper to put together on those busy nights. We will be having these again very soon!

  • Danipooh02
    Jan 16, 2012

    These were EXCELLENT and so quick to make! Great for anyone to make after coming home from a long day of work as it only took like 5 min prep time for the basic ingredients and then the cooking time for the shrimp. Very delicious!

  • smoutoux
    Dec 19, 2011

    My Texan husband said these were a "great Midwestern rendition" of his favorite Southern sandwich. (We like them a little spicier than the recipe calls for.)

  • nicolew0308
    Dec 19, 2011

    These sandwiches were delicious. I used whole wheat pitas and only used 1/2 Tbsp of hot pepper sauce because we like things on the milder side. This is definitely a new family favorite!