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Simple Air Fryer Shrimps

Roasted shrimp in the air fryer? Sign us up! We’re huge fans of quick and tasty meals, and this one ticks all the boxes.

We’ve experimented with dozens of shrimp recipes, and trust us, this one’s a keeper. The air fryer works magic, turning shrimp into juicy, crispy bites of heaven.

You know those days when you’re craving something good but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen? This recipe is for those days. Plus, it’s versatile. You can have these shrimp as a snack, a main dish, or even in tacos.

Seriously, they’re that good.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Shrimps

Grab these goodies to get started:

  • Shrimps: 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Olive oil: 2 tablespoons to give them a nice coat
  • Seasonings: Salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a pinch of paprika for flavor
  • Optional: Lemon wedges for that zesty finish

Tips for Perfect Air Fryer Shrimps

  • Pat them dry: Remove excess moisture from the shrimp with a paper towel to help them cook evenly.
  • Don’t overcrowd: Lay the shrimp in a single layer in the air fryer basket so they cook up nice and crispy.
  • Check for doneness: Shrimp cook quickly, so keep an eye on them to avoid overcooking and turning them rubbery.

Variations and Substitutions

No garlic powder? Swap it out with onion powder or even some Old Bay seasoning for a different taste.

Craving something spicy? Add a dash of cayenne pepper or a drizzle of hot sauce before cooking.

Want to mix things up? Try using lime juice instead of lemon, or even a sprinkle of fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro after cooking for a bright finish.

Simple Air Fryer Shrimps

Quick and delicious air fryer shrimps that are perfect for a snack, appetizer, or main dish. Crispy, juicy, and oh-so-easy!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 144 kcal


  • Air-fryer
  • Mixing bowl


  • 1 pound raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Optional: lemon wedges


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.
  • In a mixing bowl, toss the shrimp with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika until evenly coated.
  • Arrange the shrimp in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to ensure even cooking.
  • Once crispy and cooked through, remove the shrimp and squeeze a bit of lemon juice over them.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious, crispy air fryer shrimp!


Serving: 0.25poundCalories: 144kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 15gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 933mgPotassium: 135mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.02gVitamin A: 266IUVitamin C: 0.003mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword air fryer, easy recipes, shrimps
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5 from 1 vote
Recipe Rating

Andrew Gray

Friday 12th of July 2024

Every recipe I've tried is a winner.