15 Minute Air Fryer Shrimp Recipe - Bearcookers

15 minute Air Fryer Shrimp is one of the best ways to get crispy and juicy shrimp in a pinch. It’s so easy, quick and mess-free. What else can you ask for? 

Air Fryer shrimp on a plate with herbs

Air fryer shrimp makes for the perfect appetizer or salad topping. You can also use the crispy shrimp for tacos or po’ boys! 

Love fried shrimp but not all the calories that come along with it? This recipe is about to be your new secret weapon for maintaining a healthier lifestyle. 

Tips for Making Shrimp in The Air Fryer

  • Thaw your shrimp. If you are using frozen shrimp, make sure to thaw it completely before air frying. You should also use a paper towel to pat out any additional moisture from the shrimp.
  • Don’t overcrowd the basket. It might be tempting to try and shove as many shrimps into the air fryer as possible, but overcrowding will lead to uneven cooking. The air fryer works by circulating extremely hot air around your food, so exposed surface area is key to ultimate crispiness! Lay them in a single layer for best results.
  • Use your favorite seasoning. Spice up the flavor by using your favorite all-purpose seasoning salt.
  • Flip your shrimps. Halfway through the cooking process, make sure to turn your shrimps. You want to make sure that hot air hits both sides equally!
  • Reheat in the air fryer. If you have leftover shrimp you need to reheat, do it in the air fryer. In just a couple minutes, your shrimp will return to it’s crispy state! Microwaving your shrimps will just make them soggy.
  • Marinate if you have the time. For an extra punch of flavor, marinate your thawed shrimp overnight.
ingredients for the air fryer shrimp

How Long do you Cook Raw Shrimp in the Air Fryer?

Preheat your air fryer to 400 ℉ and coat the tray with a generous amount of cooking spray. Cook your shrimp for about 7 to 10 minutes. Turn the shrimp halfway through the cooking time to ensure the other side gets crispy.



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