If you love peel and eat boiled shrimp you NEED to make this Air Fryer Shrimp Recipe! Shrimp cooked in your air fryer have so much more flavor and texture than traditional boiled shrimp, making this The Best Shrimp Cocktail!
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Cocktail Shrimp In Air Fryer
Peel and eat shrimp, shrimp boil or shrimp cocktail. Whatever you call them these shrimp are great for a quick dinner or a party appetizer.
These air fried shrimp are loaded with flavor and super easy to make. Serve them up with fresh lemon slices and a good cocktail sauce. My Favorite: Cocktail Sauce Recipe
How Long Does It Take To Cook Shrimp In An Air Fryer
That will vary depending on the size of the shrimp, your air fryer and if the shrimp are peeled or not.
I use rather large shrimp and air fry them for 12-14 minutes. If your shrimp are medium or small you’ll want to check them after 6 minutes. Peeled shrimp will also take less time. For large peeled shrimp I cook them for about 10 minutes.
Keto Air Fried Shrimp
Yes, these shrimp can fit into a Keto or Low Carb Diet. Just be sure you are using a Keto-friendly spice blend (I use Old Bay) and a Keto-friendly cocktail sauce. You can make your own low carb cocktail sauce by mixing no sugar ketchup, lemon juice and horseradish.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fried Shrimp (screenshot for grocery list)
- Deveined Shrimp
- Old Bay Seasoning
How To Cook Shrimp In Air Fryer
- Toss shrimp with oil, salt and pepper. Transfer to greased air fryer basket and arrange in an even layer.
- Air fry at 400ºF for 12-14 minutes for large, peel on shrimp. 10 minutes for large peeled shrimp. Check doneness after 6 minutes as all air fryer cook a bit differently.
- Serve warm or cold with lemons and cocktail sauce.
What To Serve With Air Fried Shrimp
Any pasta, rice or salad will also go well with these shrimp.
If you’re serving these cocktail shrimp at a party, check out these Air Fryer Appetizer Recipes:
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 359mgSodium: 1649mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 39g
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