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Air Fryer Fried Shrimp

This Air Fryer Fried Shrimp recipe could not be easier to make! You only need 3 ingredients to get this family pleasing main dish on the table.

Did  you get an air fryer recently? Had one forever but just don’t know what to do with it? Well today I am sharing a recipe with you that is so easy and so good that your air fryer will become your new favorite appliance. 

Close up of air fryer fried shrimp.

This 3 ingredient air fryer shrimp is going to be your new go-to dinner when you want to get something on the table fast. Something that the whole family will love. 

What ingredients do you need:

Overhead photo of raw shrimp in a glass bowl with lemon, olive oil and old bay seasoning.

Like I said, just THREE! 

SHRIMP: When you buy shrimp you’ll find that they are listed in size and/or amount per pound. For this recipe, you’ll want to use at least medium sized, or 41/50 count shrimp. That means there would be 41/50 shrimp in each pound. You could certainly use larger shrimp (large or jumbo). The cooking time may differ by a minute or so. 

DES’ TIP: EZ Peel shrimp is a life saver! It has already been deveined so you don’t need to do that. Highly recommend! 

OLD BAY SEASONING: One of my absolute  favorite seasoning blends to use when I cook seafood. It’s a blend of celery salt, red pepper, black pepper, and paprika. Most grocery stores carry it. 

OLIVE OIL: This will help the shrimp crisp up in the air fryer. 

Step by Step Instructions: 

Step #1: Peel (and devein) shrimp, leave the tails on. Toss shrimp with oil and Old Bay Seasoning. 

Overhead photo of shrimp mixed with old bay seasoning and olive oil.

Step #2: Place the shrimp in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Cook at 400 degrees for 8 minutes or until shrimp is pink and cooked through. 

Close up of shrimp in air fryer.

DES’ TIP: Depending on the size of your air fryer and the size of your shrimp, you’ll likely need to cook the shrimp in batches. I have a 4.5QT air fryer and had to cook a pound of 41/50 count shrimp in 3 different batches. I kept the cooked shrimp in a warm oven in between batches. 

My entire family loved these shrimp, especially dunked in hot melted butter. 

Dipping air fryer fried shrimp in butter.

And not only will you love them too, you’ll love how incredibly easy they are to make. 

If you loved this Air Fryer Fried Shrimp recipe, you’ll love these other air fryer recipes! 

Air Fryer Mushrooms

Air Fried Artichoke Hearts

Turkey Breast in the Air Fryer

Air Fryer Cauliflower

Air Fryer Fried Pickles

Looking for more shrimp recipes? I’ve got you covered there too! 

Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Popcorn Shrimp Recipe

Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sour Cream Sauce

Shrimp Boil Recipe

Air Fryer Fried Shrimp Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

1

Combine shrimp, old bay and olive oil together in a bowl. Toss to coat shrimp in oil and seasoning.

2

Place shrimp in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Cook at 400 degrees for 8 minutes. You may need to do this in batches, keep shrimp in a warm oven in between batches. Serve hot with melted butter and lemon.

Notes

Nutrition facts for estimation purposes only.

Nutrition information

Calories: 138 , Total Fat: 4.9g , Saturated Fat: 0.5g , Cholesterol: 223mg , Sodium: 577mg , Carbohydrates: 0g , Fiber: 0g , Sugar: 0g , Protein: 24.3g

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  • Reply
    Jodie Kammerer
    January 22, 2021 at 10:16 am

    This looks delicious! My mouth is watering!

    • Reply
      Deseree
      January 22, 2021 at 2:01 pm

      Thank you! They are SO good!

    Des

    Hey! I'm Des!

    Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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