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Perfect Air Fryer Shrimp

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When I want to whip up a quick dinner on busy weeknights, I love making this easy Air Fryer Shrimp that comes out perfectly every time.

Air Fryer Shrimp
Perfect Air Fryer Shrimp

Shrimp is one of my go-to’s for a quick weeknight meal, and air frying is one of my favorite ways to make them! These Air Fryer Shrimp with no breading are ready in under 10 minutes and great in bowls, salads, or as a main served with veggies. For more simple air fryer recipes, try Air Fryer Salmon Sandwich, Cajun Shrimp Dinner, and Shrimp Egg Rolls.

Air Fryer Shrimp

Air Fryer Shrimp Ingredients

  • Shrimp: Peel and devein 32 jumbo shrimp.
  • Spices: Garlic powder, sweet paprika, dried parsley, salt
  • Olive Oil: Stir in two tablespoons of oil with spices.
  • Lemon Wedges for serving

How Long to Air Fry Shrimp

  • Spice Mixture: Combine the spices with the oil and then add the shrimp.
  • Air Fry: Arrange the raw shrimp in a single layer in the basket. If they won’t all fit, you may have to do another batch. Air fry them at 400°F for five to six minutes, shaking the basket halfway.

What to Serve with Air Fryer Shrimp

How to Store Shrimp

Store leftover shrimp in airtight containers for three to four days in the refrigerator. You can eat them cold or reheat them in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Variations:

  • Shrimp: You can buy fresh or frozen shrimp that’s already peeled and deveined to save time. If you use frozen shrimp, thaw it before adding the spices.
  • Spices: Switch up the spices with your favorite store-bought mixes, like Old Bay or Tajin, or make your own combo. Add onion powder or swap the parsley for oregano.
  • No Air Fryer? No Problem! Cook them in a skillet for about three minutes on each side.

Air Fryer Shrimpshrimp with lemon wedges

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Perfect Air Fryer Shrimp

5 from 10 votes
2
Cals:163
Protein:19.5
Carbs:2
Fat:8
When I want to whip up a quick dinner on busy weeknights, I love making this easy Air Fryer Shrimp that comes out perfectly every time.
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Air Fryer Shrimp
Prep: 4 mins
Cook: 6 mins
Total: 10 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 8 jumbo shrimp

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 32 jumbo peeled and deveined shrimp (1 ¼ pounds)
  • Lemon wedges for serving

Instructions

  • Mix oil with spices in a medium bowl.
  • Add the shrimp and mix well with the seasoning mixture on both sides to coat.
    how to make air fryer shrimp
  • Arrange shrimp in air fryer basket in a single layer, in batches as needed.
  • Air fry 400F for 5 to 6 minutes, shaking the basket halfway.
  • Serve with lemon wedges.

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Nutrition

Serving: 8 jumbo shrimp, Calories: 163 kcal, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 19.5 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 1.5 g, Cholesterol: 178.5 mg, Sodium: 873.5 mg, Fiber: 0.5 g, Sugar: -1 g

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27 comments on “Perfect Air Fryer Shrimp”

  1. This was my first attempt at cooking something in my new air fryer. It was delicious!! So easy too!! I saw this recipe on Instagram and it was the reason I bought the air fryer! Had the leftovers for lunch today.
    Can’t wait to make it again soon!

  2. Can’t wait to try this recipe! But wondering if Sweet Paprika is the same stuff as regular Paprika, different from Smoked Paprika, or do I need to purchase Hungarian Sweet Paprika? Sorry, but I want it to turn out just like yours 😉

  3. This was so very fast and easy and GREAT! I was at a loss for what to do for dinner and had some frozen jumbo shrimp in the freezer. I just rinsed them in a colander in the sink while I peeled off the shells. (I only had 8 to do so this was super fast while the air fryer preheated – 3 minutes, topsI) I patted them dry and put a spritz of oil on them and tossed them in a bowl with a teaspoon of the spice mix. .I saved the rest of the spices in a small jar for next time! Five minutes in the air fryer was perfect since I had preheated it. While they were in the air fryer, I took out a handful of salad greens, halved some cherry tomatoes and threw in about a teaspoon of pumpkin seeds and the shrimp when it was done. A quick drizzle from a lemon wedge and it was an awesome dinner salad in under 10 minutes. I can’t wait to try the idea of Old Bay seasoning or even my jerk seasonings! Shrimp in 10 minutes, who knew? Thanks, Gina!

  4. Excellent recipe!  Made it last night. Added 3/4 t. Old Bay Seasoning to give it a Virginia/Chesapeake Bay flavor.

  5. Gina, please do a crab-stuffed shrimp recipe someday. It’s one of my favorite dishes at a local Florida restaurant… and company worthy. I love the spices you chose for this multi-use recipe.

      1. Yeah, it’s what the package says when you buy frozen and my cook time is accurate.

      2. Gina is correct (maybe because it’s her recipe!)
        https://fultonfishmarket.com/blogs/articles/shrimp-sizing

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    Angelica Paganelli

    What are “jumbo” shrimp? U-10? 16/20? 21/25? The answer you get depends on who you ask. The cook time will vary quite a bit from U-10 to 21/25.

    Unless you live within spitting distance of the ocean or a shrimp farm, all raw shrimp are previously frozen and defrosted. You might as well do the defrosting yourself, so you’ll know under what conditions they were defrosted and how long it’s been since they were defrosted.