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Air Fryer Shrimp

Air Fryer Shrimp made from frozen or fresh in up to 10 minutes. It is plump, tender, keto, and super delish. You can eat it as an appetizer or as a main for dinner with these yuca fries
Course:Main Course
Cuisine:American
Keywords:air fryer, frozen, quick, shrimp
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories234 kcal
Cost R$ 5,00 por pessoa

Equipment

  • Air fryer
  • tongs
  • slotted spoon
  • bowl

Ingredients

For the Air Fryer Shrimp

  • 1 lb jumbo shrimp peeled, deveined, tail on or off (frozen or fresh, cooked or raw)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp Dijon mustard optional

For the Remoulade Sauce (OPTIONAL)

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • ½ tbsp hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp capers drained
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer at 400° F ( 205° C) for at least 5 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, paprika, and Dijon mustard just until homogeneous in a large bowl. Reserve!
  • If using frozen raw shrimp, place them all into the air fryer basket and cook for 5 minutes. They will be thawed at the end.
  • Remove shrimp using a slotted spoon and then pat it dry using a paper towel. Toss them into the oil/spice mixture until fully covered with the mixture.
  • Discard the water and pat dry the basket carefully (use gloves to not get burned). Place shrimp in one layer using tongs, leaving space between them to cook.  Cook for additional 5 minutes, flipping halfway through. You don’t need to spray the basket with cooking spray because the shrimp are tossed in oil.
  • Serve with your favorite sauce as an appetizer or as a main dish over (cauliflower) rice noodles, with asparagus, or another side of choice.
  • If using frozen cooked shrimp, colossal (larger than jumbo) is the perfect shrimp for this recipe because it won’t be overcooked and chewy. Thaw them in the air fryer for 5 minutes and follow the recipe above, except that you will cook the shrimp for 3 minutes instead of 5 minutes after tossing in the oil/spice mixture.
  • If shrimp is fresh and either raw or pre-cooked, skip the first 5 minutes of this recipe and cook it already tossed in the oil/spice mixture.
  • To prepare the remoulade sauce, mix all the ingredients together until homogeneous.

Recipe Notes

  • The nutritional facts do not include the remoulade sauce. 
  • If serving as an appetizer, it will feed 4 people! 
  • Marinate: If you have the time, marinate shrimp in the oil/spice mixture for 20 minutes at least. They will be extra flavorful! Of course, you would have to thaw them first.
How do you Know if Shrimp is Undercooked?
When properly cooked, the exterior of your cooked shrimp is pink and the flesh will also appear slightly opaque and white. The internal temperature must be 120° F (49° C).
Can you air fry shrimp with the shell on?
Yes! You follow the same temperature, cooking time, and directions in our fried shrimp recipe. The only difference is you will have to remove the shrimp shell right before eating or dipping in the sauce. Some prefer to keep the shells on it locks the shrimp juices inside and make it more flavorful.
If you are not marinating the shrimp before cooking or if you are not tossing the shrimp in our oil/spice mixture, cook it with the shell on. Either way, it will be super yummy!
Storage
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can reheat the shrimp in the air fryer for 2 minutes.
Do not freeze!
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Nutrition

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 572mg | Sodium: 2352mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 258IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 342mg | Iron: 5mg
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