Air Fryer Shrimp Recipes are just what you need when you need a quick and easy meal! From shrimp tacos to every kind of shrimp, this post will help you create delicious meals in no time!
For an easy shrimp recipe, let’s get out the air fryer! An air fryer creates perfect shrimp, every time… and for me, it’s the best way to get tender shrimp during busy weeknights.
Before we can chat about my favorite easy air fryer shrimp recipe, we need to chat about air fryers.
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I own a very small Chefman Personal Air Fryer. And I LOVE it! It’s perfect for this single girl who doesn’t have a lot of counter space. Depending on the size of the shrimp, I can cook my entire meal in this air fryer.
Other air fryers I recommend can be found in my Amazon Storefront — which is filled with all my favorite products! Including my favorite sauce, favorite seasoning, and my favorite dipping sauce for fried shrimp! Yum!
Quick Perks of using an Air Fryer?
They use little oil to almost none! I usually just give whatever I’m cooking a good blitz with cooking spray. It’s almost like deep frying without all the oil and the mess, and it’s an easy way to get really crispy food.
Inside of an air fryer is basically a tiny convection oven. Air circulates around the food, giving you optimal crispiness all over. This is because your food sits in an air fryer basket, in a single layer. Allowing you to reduce cooking time with the hot air moving all around.
You can make the main dish, like delicious crunchy shrimp. Or! You can make a side dish like air fryer brussels sprouts!
Easy dinners start with a “toss it in and forget about it” mentality. The more simple ingredients you use, the easier your meal is.
My absolute favorite way to make delicious shrimp in the air fryer is a Shrimp Taco Board! It’s a great recipe!
Toss shrimp with a simple teriyaki marinade while the air fryer heats up.
Place shrimp inside the air fryer and cook for 7-8 minutes.
Layout all your taco fixings, and serve on a big board! It’s a great option when you want to host a fun dinner party, too!
Tips & Tricks for Air Fryer Shrimp:
There are a few things you want to remember when using an air fryer.
While these are tips for air frying shrimp, the same general guidelines apply to any food cooked in the air fryer.
Single Layer or not too wet food.
If you’ve marinated your shrimp, be sure to pat them a bit with a paper towel before laying them out on the fryer-style basket.
When using a wet batter, be sure to plop them into some panko bread crumbs before adding them to the air fryer.
Spray avocado oil on your food just before starting the cooking process.
Amazing Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp with easy 3-ingredient apricot dipping sauce. Just like your favorite restaurant appetizer, these healthier fried coconut shrimp are made without the need for heavy oil or deep frying.
Coated in garlic, onion, parsley and oil, these Air Fryer King Prawns are a tasty addition to any meal or even great as a snack or party food. Serve with a simple salad, on a bed of rice or put in to tacos - you won't be able to stop eating these yummy little bites.
Cooking frozen shrimp in air fryer is so quick and easy, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it! Whether you prefer battered shrimp, nonbattered shrimp, cooked or raw, this recipe gives you perfectly cooked delicious shrimp every time.
Spicy and crispy, these tasty breaded shrimp are cooked to perfection in the air fryer. Seasoned with lemon juice and tabasco and coated with cayenne seasoned panko breadcrumbs, they are great to serve as an appetizer or part of a main.
If you love crispy, crunchy appetizers with flavorful sauces, this is the easiest way to achieve the flavor and texture of deep-fried shrimp without the oil. This is a kid-approved shrimp recipe perfect for entertaining.
Full of flavour and ready in mere minutes, this Air Fryer Shrimp Tacos recipe is going to be your new favourite method of making shrimp tacos! Light, fresh, and filling, these air fried shrimp tacos are perfect for Taco Tuesdays! Serve them with warm tortillas and your favourite toppings and have dinner ready in a jiffy.