Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Shrimp Recipe

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Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Shrimp Recipe: Friends, I might or might not be a little addicted to my air fryer. And one of the many delectable explanations for that is this recipe for Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Shrimp.

I find that using an air fryer to cook is quite convenient and quick. It’s simple to clean, doesn’t require preheating the oven, and frees it up for other dinnertime uses. It always turns out perfectly for me, and it’s quite useful for preparing crispy foods!

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Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Shrimp Recipe

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/2 Tbsps melted butter or olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp garlic paste or minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning (plus more to sprinkle over top)
  • kosher salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes
  • Optional: extra lemon wedges to squeeze over top

 

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Instructions

After drying off the shrimp, transfer them to a big bowl. Add the crushed red pepper flakes, lemon juice, garlic, Italian seasoning, kosher salt, and pepper. You can also add melted butter or olive oil. Mix well until well distributed.

Put the shrimp in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Overtop, add a bit more Italian spice.

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For 8 to 9 minutes, set the air fryer to 400 degrees.

If preferred, present lemon wedges for squeezing over the dish.

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Notes

You can use peeled and deveined shrimp or frozen shell-on shrimp. It is true that frozen shell-on shrimp have a bit more fluid.
Shorten the cooking time for the shrimp if they are defrosted.

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To make removing the container from the air fryer easier, create a foil sling around it.

For this recipe, I like to use giant shrimp, but any size will do. Shrimp that are smaller cook more quickly, so watch them.

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Nutrition

  • Calories: 199kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Protein: 24g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 309mg
  • Sodium: 967mg
  • Potassium: 121mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 319IU
  • Vitamin C: 9mg
  • Calcium: 189mg
  • Iron: 3mg

 

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Recipe Notes and Tips

You can use frozen shell-on or peeled shrimp that has been deveined. Frozen shell-on shrimp does tend to be a little juicer.

If using defrosted shrimp, reduce the time until shrimp is fully cooked

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Make a foil sling around the container so that it is easy to remove from the air fryer.

 

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FAQs AND QUESTIONs

 

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How do you serve these shrimp?

Serve these lemon garlic shrimp as an appetizer on their own with a dipping sauce. For a well-balanced supper, you may also offer them as part of the main course, serve them over rice or pasta, or serve them with sweet potatoes and beet greens. They work really well in tacos as well!

 

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What’s the best shrimp to use?

I adore this dish mostly because it uses frozen shrimp straight out of the package. All you have to do is confirm that they have been deveined. Shelled or unshelled can be used; I like shelled because they are usually juicier.

For this recipe, fresh shrimp can alternatively be used. All you have to do is shorten the cooking time a little.

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Why cook shrimp in an air fryer?

Cooking the shrimp in an air fryer is so quick and easy. It’s such a hands off method and they come out so perfectly every single time. It totally takes the guess work out and the flavors are really amazing.

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  • JASMINE GOMEZ

    Jasmine Gomez is the Wishes Editor at Birthday Stock, where she cover the best wishes, quotes across family, friends and more. When she's not writing for a living, she enjoys karaoke and dining out more than she cares to admit. Who we are and how we work. We currently have seven trained editors working in our office to produce top-notch content that you can rely on. All articles are published according to the four-eyes principle: After completion of the raw version, the texts are checked by (at least) one other editor for orthographic and content accuracy.

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