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Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Shrimp

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This Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Shrimp is so wonderfully fresh and flavorful and you can cook the shrimp straight from frozen. So quick and easy to make, perfect to serve as an appetizer or as part of a main course.

Air fryer lemon and garlic shrimp served in a white bowl

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You guys are going to love these juicy shrimp! They are so tasty but take just minutes to make with a few ingredients. I couldn’t make this recipe easier if I tried!

The air fryer cooks them perfectly every single, and you can cook them straight from frozen!

If you love these, be sure to check out my air fryer coconut shrimp!

Ingredients You Will Need

  • Frozen Shrimp (Deveined)
  • Butter
  • Seasoning: Italian herbs, old bay, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
  • Garlic
  • Lemon
Ingredients to make air fryer lemon garlic shrimp

How To Make Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Shrimp

  • Place the ingredients in an oven safe container that will fit your air fryer.
  • Air fry for 350 degrees for 12-15 min, stirring halfway or until shrimp is translucent.

How do you serve these shrimp?

These lemon garlic shrimp are great to serve by themselves as an appetizer with a dipping sauce. You can also serve them as part of a main, top some pasta or rice with them or serve with sweet potatoes and beet greens for a well balanced dinner. They are also great to use in tacos!

What’s the best shrimp to use?

One of the main reasons I love this recipe is that you can use frozen shrimp, right out of the packet. You just need to make sure that they are deveined. You can use shelled or unshelled, I prefer to use shelled as they tend to be more juicy.

You can also use fresh shrimp for this recipe. You just need to reduce the cooking time slightly.

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.

Air fryer lemon garlic shrimp garnished with fresh parsley

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

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finished lemon garlic shrimp in basket
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Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Shrimp

This air fryer lemon garlic shrimp is so wonderfully fresh and flavorful and you can cook the shrimp straight from frozen. So quick and easy to make, perfect to serve as an appetizer or as part of a main course.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fried frozen shrimp, air fryer shrimp, lemon garlic shrimp
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 199kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 16 oz jumbo shrimp frozen, deveined
  • 3 Tbsp butter unsalted
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ¾ tsp old bay seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice sliced lemon pieces too
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place ingredients in a container. Air fryer 350 degrees for 12-15 min, stirring halfway or until shrimp is translucent.

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Notes

  • 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
  • Make a foil sling around the container so that it is easy to remove from the air fryer.
  • I prefer jumbo shrimp in this recipe but any size will work. Smaller shrimp cook faster so keep an eye on them. 

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 Rating




E.Theresa

Friday 14th of August 2020

I tried this with fresh shrimp and cooked for 10 minutes. It was excellent.

Tanya

Sunday 16th of August 2020

Thank you :) So glad you liked the recipe :)

TMH

Friday 24th of July 2020

This is one of my favorite recipes! I double the sauce to pour over linguine to make a complete meal. I can not recommend this recipe enough.

Tanya

Saturday 25th of July 2020

Thank you TMH. Such a great idea on doubling the sauce and adding linguine.

C. Lopez

Saturday 20th of June 2020

We just made this recipe today and we ❤ it. If you want to double the portion, do you also double the timing?

Tanya

Monday 22nd of June 2020

Thank you. I wouldn't double the time outright but I'd check every few minutes and make sure to stir it. It will take a little longer to cook than the initial time but it'll probably only be a few minutes longer.

Dana McCurdy

Saturday 6th of June 2020

This was so easy and tasty. Thanks for sharing.

Rudyard Vance

Friday 5th of June 2020

Another great recipe. I served it with pasta; wife just loved it. Hit after hit. Keep them coming Tanya !!!!

Tanya

Friday 5th of June 2020

Thank you Rudyard! So glad you liked the recipe :)

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