shrimp in air fryer

shrimp in air fryer
Prep. time:
14 min
not kosher

How long to prepare Shrimp Recipe: Approximately 15 minutes.

Shrimp in the air fryer is a delightful dish that brings out the natural flavors of the seafood while achieving a satisfying crunch on the outside. It’s a quick and easy recipe perfect for a weeknight dinner or a weekend appetizer.

How to prepare Shrimp in air fryer Recipe – The Ingredients:

For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 400g of large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
  • If you’re looking for alternatives, you can easily make this recipe vegan by substituting the shrimp with your favorite plant-based protein such as tofu or tempeh. For a gluten-free option, ensure that your ingredients, especially the spices, are certified gluten-free.

How to prepare Shrimp in air fryer Recipe – The Steps:

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 200°C.
  2. In a bowl, toss the shrimp with olive oil, minced garlic, paprika, salt, and black pepper until evenly coated.
  3. Arrange the seasoned shrimp in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  4. Air fry the shrimp for 5-7 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking, until they’re pink and cooked through.
  5. Once done, squeeze fresh lemon juice over the shrimp before serving.

Nutritional advantages of the Shrimp Recipe:

Shrimp is a fantastic source of protein, low in calories, and rich in nutrients like selenium, vitamin B12, and omega-3 fatty acids.

By air frying the shrimp instead of deep frying, you can enjoy all the health benefits without excess oil.

Possible addons or upgrades for the Shrimp in air fryer Recipe:

Experiment with different seasonings and spices to customize the flavor of your shrimp.

You can also add a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese for extra richness or serve the shrimp with a side of aioli or marinara sauce for dipping.


Q: Can I use frozen shrimp for this recipe?
A: Yes, you can use frozen shrimp, just make sure to thaw them completely before seasoning and cooking.

Q: How do I know when the shrimp are cooked?
A: The shrimp should turn pink and opaque when they’re cooked through. Be careful not to overcook them to maintain their tender texture.


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