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Air Fryer Shrimp Recipe

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinate Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 233kcal
Cook spicy marinated shrimp to perfection with this quick Air Fryer Shrimp recipe. Juicy, crispy, and full of flavor, this shrimp is a versatile appetizer or dinner!
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  • 2 pounds large raw shrimp deveined, tail on or off
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Chopped parsley for garnish


  • Place the shrimp in a large zip-top bag. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, hot sauce, fish sauce, taco seasoning, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper to the bag. Seal the bag and gently slosh the bag around, thoroughly coating the shrimp.
    2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons hot sauce, 1 tablespoon fish sauce, 2 tablespoons taco seasoning, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, ¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper, 2 pounds large raw shrimp
    shrimp in a plastic bag with seasonings
  • Place the bag of shrimp in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 30 minutes (up to overnight).
    shrimp marinating in zip-top bag
  • After the shrimp has marinated, preheat the air fryer to 350°F for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the shrimp from the marinade and place in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Try not to overcrowd the shrimp or they won’t crisp up evenly.
    spicy shrimp in air fryer before cooking
  • Cook the shrimp for 6-8 minutes, until the shrimp has curled up and turned pink, shaking the basket of shrimp halfway through.
  • Remove the shrimp from the air fryer, repeat until all of the shrimp is cooked, garnish with parsley, and serve.
    Chopped parsley


Storage: Store leftover shrimp in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1910mg | Potassium: 303mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 693IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 1mg