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Air Fryer Shrimp

Air Fryer Shrimp – plump and juicy shrimp that are ready in just 8 minutes! Dinner really doesn’t get any faster or easier than this. They are seasoned perfectly and can be served as in tacos, on pasta, or part of a salad!

Shrimp is one of those things that I love to always have in the freezer. Not only is it one of our favorite meals, it is so easy to make last minute. You can thaw shrimp in no time by letting it sit in a bowl of cold water, it cooks in literally just a few minutes, and it is really good for you!

This Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp is a fun breaded version, but this is just lightly seasoned and full of great flavor! It takes about 10 minutes from start to finish to get dinner on the table. You can’t beat that!

shrimp cooked in the air fryer sprinkled with cilantro and lime wedges

Air Fryer Shrimp Ingredients

  • Shrimp – I like to buy the bag of frozen large or jump shrimp
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Chili Powder
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Crushed Red Pepper
raw shrimp in a bowl with seasoning on top

How To Make Air Fryer Shrimp

  1. The first step is to prep the shrimp. You want to make sure they are peeled, and deveined. Most shrimp you buy is already deveined, but often times you still need to remove the shells. You can leave the tail on if you want, but it is also completely fine to remove it.
  2. Mix together the olive oil with the garlic and the spices until you have a nice paste.
  3. Toss together the shrimp with the spice mixture until the shrimp are really evenly coated.
  4. Place in an even layer inside the air fryer, making sure they aren’t on top of each other and cook at 400º F for 8 minutes. If you are using really jumbo shrimp, you made need to add 1 minute of cooking time.
  5. Remove and serve
seasoned shrimp in the air fryer

What To Serve With Air Fryer Shrimp

These shrimp are great to enjoy as is with a side of Broccoli Rice Casserole or Potato Wedges, but they are also great in other dishes. I like to add them to a Tossed Salad to make it a meal sometimes.

You can use the seasoning called for in each recipe and then just cook them using this method. They get so plump and juicy in so little time!

cooked shrimp on a plate with potatoes

Storing Leftovers

If you have shrimp leftover store them in the fridge in an air tight container. They are great to add cold to a salad or you can reheat them gently in a skillet or even the air fryer for just a few minutes. They will last for about 3 days in the fridge.

air fryer shrimp close up for pinterest college

More Easy Air Fryer Recipes

Yield: 4

Air Fryer Shrimp

close up cropped picture of air fryer shrimp

Air Fryer Shrimp - Plump and juicy shrimp that are ready in just 8 minutes! Dinner really doesn't get any faster or easier than this. They are seasoned perfectly and can be served as in tacos, on pasta, or part of a salad!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

    1. Mix together the olive oil with the garlic and the spices until you have a nice paste.
    2. Toss together the shrimp with the spice mixture until the shrimp are really evenly coated.
    3. Place in an even layer inside the air fryer, making sure they aren't on top of each other and cook at 400º F for 8 minutes. If you are using really jumbo shrimp, you made need to add 1 minute of cooking time.
    4. Remove and serve

Notes

You can season the shrimp with any spices you like. Just follow the method of 400º F for 8 minutes to cook them.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 201Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 239mgSodium 1614mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 26g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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Beth

Saturday 2nd of October 2021

These look so yummy! I can't wait to try them. My daughter and I will devour these in no time flat.

Beti | easyweeknightrecipes

Saturday 2nd of October 2021

I can't wait to try this! It sounds SO delicious!

katerina @ diethood.com

Saturday 2nd of October 2021

This will be a huge hit at our house! I am definitely making it this weekend!

Erik

Friday 1st of October 2021

This would be such a winning dinner!

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