My easy Air Fryer shrimp recipe cooks quickly in less than 5 minutes and works well with your own choice of seasoning. We used homemade blackened seasoning for making fried shrimp in the air fryer.
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How to make Air Fryer Shrimp
Start by peeling the shrimp and discarding the shells, I did not leave the tails on but you can if you prefer.
Next step is to season the shrimp. You can use your favorite seasoning, we used blackened seasoning for our shrimp, homemade lemon pepper is also a great option, or you could simply use a little salt and pepper.
Just make sure the shrimp is evenly coated in whatever seasoning you choose.
Preheat your Air Fryer to 350°F and place the shrimp in a single layer in the basket. Shrimp cooks very quickly and the exact cooking time will largely depend on the model of Air Fryer (some run hotter than others) and the size of the shrimp. I found that medium sized shrimp took 3-4 minutes to cook so I’d be sure so check it as you go to ensure that it does not overcook.
Air Fried Shrimp FAQ’s
How do you cook raw frozen shrimp in an air fryer? – Place the frozen shrimp into the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook for up to 5 minutes for frozen cooked shrimp or for up to 10 minutes for raw frozen shrimp. Exact cook time will vary depending on the size of the shrimp.
What can I season Air Fried shrimp with? You could use lemon pepper, blackened seasoning, or salt and pepper
What can I serve it with? I love to eat shrimp with a simple Cucumber and Tomato Salad but if salad is not your thing you may prefer Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries or Corn Maque Choux.
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Air Fryer Shrimp
Easy recipe for Air Fryer shrimp that cooks in less than 5 minutes!
- 1 lb Peeled shrimp
- 2 tbsp Blackened Seasoning
- 2 tbsp lemon juice (optional)
Peel the uncooked shrimp.
Preheat air fryer to 350°F
Toss shrimp in blackened seasoning, or simply season with salt and pepper if you prefer.
Place shrimp in the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook for 3-4 minutes for medium shrimp, it cooks very fast so take care not to overcook it and check it after a few minutes. Exact timing will vary depending on model of air fryer and size of shrimp.
Serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
Air Fried Shrimp from Frozen
Place the frozen shrimp into the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook for up to 5 minutes for frozen cooked shrimp, or for up to 10 minutes for raw frozen shrimp. It's best to check it a few minutes in so you do not overcook the shrimp.
Exact cook time will vary depending on the size of the shrimp and the model of air fryer.
Serving Size – 1/4 lb of shrimp per person. Nutrition is approximate and includes blackened seasoning, but not the optional lemon juice.
Storage – Air Fried Shrimp is best eaten as soon as you cook it, but you can store it in the fridge for three to four days.
Seasoning – I used homemade blackened seasoning but you can use salt and pepper, or any other seasoning you prefer.
Cook Time – is approximate based on using medium raw shrimp so you will need to adjust it up or down based on the shrimp you have, and also depends on your model of air fryer. Shrimp cooks very fast so I’d advise you to check it as you go to avoid overcooking.
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