Air Fryer Peel and Eat Shrimp

This Air Fryer Peel and Eat Shrimp makes perfectly cooked shrimp from frozen that's drizzled with classic Old Bay and butter. It's great served as an appetizer or light main dish.

Top view Air Fryer Peel and Eat Shrimp in a tan dish with lemons and drawn butter on the side.

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I love shrimp. I mean, who doesn't? I think it very well may be the perfect food. Shrimp is tasty, healthy, and cooks super quickly. What's not to love?!

My new favorite way to make shrimp is in my air fryer. All it takes is just 10 minutes to cook frozen shrimp in the air fryer. Yup, you read that right! You can prepare shrimp in your air fryer right from the freezer. It doesn't get much easier than that.

A little Old Bay seasoning gives this shrimp recipe a classic seafood flavor that I just love. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Top view closeup Air Fryer Peel and Eat Shrimp.

CAN YOU MAKE FROZEN SHRIMP IN AN AIR FRYER?

Yes, you can make frozen shrimp in an air fryer! They'll come out perfectly cooked and delicious when prepared from frozen.

HOW TO MAKE SHRIMP IN AN AIR FRYER

Making shrimp in an air fryer is super easy. Here's how to do it! Take 1 lb of frozen shrimp and place them in an air fryer basket. Drizzle the shrimp with olive oil and Old Bay and toss to coat. Then, air fry the frozen shrimp for 10-12 minutes, depending on the size of your shrimp. The shrimp is drizzled with Old Bay butter before serving. See below for a detailed ingredients list and instructions.

Top view Air Fryer Peel and Eat Shrimp in an air fryer basket.

WHAT SIZE SHRIMP SHOULD I USE FOR AIR FRYER SHRIMP?

I recommend using large or jumbo shrimp for air frying. If you want to use medium or small shrimp, be sure to reduce the cooking time so that the shrimp don't end up overcooked. You want to air fry until the shrimp flesh just turns pink.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH AIR FRYER SHRIMP

I like to serve air fryer shrimp as an appetizer or main dish. Serve with a side of drawn butter or cocktail sauce on the side for dipping. To make the shrimp more of a meal, I like to serve it with a side salad.

Top view closeup of Air Fryer Peel and Eat Shrimp in a tan dish with lemons and drawn butter on the side.

HOW TO STORE LEFTOVER SHRIMP

Leftover air fryer shrimp can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Try serving your leftovers (after peeling) on a salad, in a wrap, or as a filling for wontons or eggrolls!

MORE YUMMY SHRIMP RECIPES

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If you try this recipe, I'd love to know what you think in the comments below. Enjoy!

2-4 servings

Air Fryer Peel and Eat Shrimp


This Air Fryer Peel and Eat Shrimp makes perfectly cooked shrimp from frozen that's drizzled with classic Old Bay and butter. It's great served as an appetizer or light main dish.

  prep time: cook time: total time: 13 MIN 

INGREDIENTS


1 lb. large frozen uncooked shrimp, peel on and deveined
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning, split
3 tablespoons butter, melted


INSTRUCTIONS


1. Rinse your shrimp under cold water to remove any ice crystals and to separate any shrimp that are frozen together. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels and place the frozen shrimp into your air fryer basket. Add the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of the Old Bay seasoning to the shrimp and toss to coat.

2. Air fry the shrimp at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally until the shrimp is pink and cooked through.

3. Meanwhile, combine the melted butter and the remaining 1 tablespoon of Old Bay seasoning. Pout the Old Bay butter over the shrimp when it's done air frying and toss to coat.

NOTES


The cook time will vary depending on the size of your shrimp.

Cooking time may vary between different models of air fryer. I use the Ninja 4-Quart Air Fryer. Author: Becky


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