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Air Fryer Shrimp

Take the guess work out of cooking shrimp with your air fryer and this amazingly simple and scrumptious recipe for Air Fryer Shrimp.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword shrimp
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 126 kcal
Author Foodtastic Mom


  • 1 lb frozen shrimp thawed
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 4 tbsp salted butter melted
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp Old Bay seasoning


  1. Be sure to purchase extra large or jumbo shrimp. Peeled, deveined and raw - not cooked. Thaw the shrimp according to package directions. Do not attempt to air fry them from frozen.

  2. Lightly coat the air fryer basket with vegetable oil. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.

  3. Dry the thawed shrimp with paper towels. Sprinkle both sides evenly with the Old Bay seasoning. 

  4. Place the shrimp in a single layer in the air fryer basket (you may need to cook them in two batches - depending on the size of your air fryer).

  5. Cook for 3 - 4 minutes. Use tongs to flip over the shrimp. Cook for an additional 3 minutes.

  6. While the shrimp is cooking, melt the butter and whisk in the parsley, garlic, lemon juice and Old Bay. Drizzle the butter mixture over the cooked shrimp before serving.