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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.

Video

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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Jlynn

Wednesday 27th of May 2020

DELICIOUS!! My husband’s cannot stop talking about the dinner!💕

Janet Schiefer

Tuesday 26th of May 2020

Hi Tanya, I love your wonderful recipes, I just have one problem, I want to make the Lemon Garlic Shrimp but I can't read the amounts for the ingredients. Please let me know the right #'s. Thank you keep up the great emails...…..

Lloyd

Sunday 24th of May 2020

We (actually my wife) made this last night and both agree this is the best dish we have had from the new air fryer. So simple and very, very good. Tanya, we are loving your recipes and feel we have a new friend.

Tanya

Sunday 24th of May 2020

Thank you so much Lloyd :) Glad you both enjoyed this easy recipe.

Chad

Friday 22nd of May 2020

Made this tonight and it was delicious Tanya!! I used the shells off. Thank you for the recipe.

Tanya

Friday 22nd of May 2020

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

Sheila

Thursday 21st of May 2020

Oh, I can't wait to try this. Love the way you do a video.

Tanya

Thursday 21st of May 2020

Thank you Sheila :)