Air Fryer Shrimp Recipes

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!

shrimp recipes for the air fryer

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!

air fryer shrimp recipes

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!

Shrimp Taco Board

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.

  1. Single Layer or not too wet food.
  2. 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.
  3. When using a wet batter, be sure to plop them into some panko bread crumbs before adding them to the air fryer.
  4. Spray avocado oil on your food just before starting the cooking process.

Types of Shrimp to Cook in the Air Fryer:

  • Fresh Shrimp or Raw Shrimp
  • Jumbo Shrimp
  • Popcorn Shrimp
  • Frozen Shrimp
  • Breaded Shrimps

Pantry Staples:

  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic Powder
  • Lemon Juice
  • Cocktail Sauce
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Onion Powder
  • Hot Sauce
  • Old Bay Seasoning
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper

Kitchen Equipment You Might Need:

  • Airtight Container for leftover shrimp
  • Large Bowl
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Meat Thermometer

Air Fryer Shrimp Recipes

Air Fryer Shrimp Recipes

air fryer shrimp recipes

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