Air Fryer Shrimp

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 8-10 minutes
Total Time: 18-20 minutes
Servings: 4
Intensity: Easy


  • 1 pound (about 450g) large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • Lemon wedges (for serving, optional)
  • Chopped fresh parsley (for garnish, optional)


  1. Preheat Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for about 5 minutes.
  2. Prepare Shrimp:
    • In a bowl, toss the peeled and deveined shrimp with olive oil or melted butter, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Make sure the shrimp are evenly coated with the seasoning.
  3. Air Fry Shrimp:
    • Place the seasoned shrimp in the air fryer basket in a single layer, ensuring they are not overcrowded.
    • Air fry the shrimp at 400°F (200°C) for 8-10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking, until the shrimp are pink, opaque, and cooked through. The cooking time may vary slightly depending on the size of the shrimp and your air fryer model.
  4. Check Doneness:
    • To check if the shrimp are cooked, cut into one of the larger pieces. The flesh should be white and opaque throughout.
  5. Garnish and Serve:
    • Once cooked, remove the air-fried shrimp from the air fryer basket.
    • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve hot with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over the shrimp, if desired.

Note: Be mindful not to overcook the shrimp, as they can become rubbery. Adjust seasoning according to your taste preferences.

Enjoy your crispy and flavorful air-fried shrimp as a tasty appetizer or main dish!

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