Forget greasy deep-fried shrimp and say hello to a healthier version with the same addictively crispy exterior and seasoned flavor. Thanks to the circulating hot air in an air fryer, you can skip submerging shrimp in puddles of oil yet still achieve crunchiness to rival traditional frying. Paired with the fresh flavors of an Italian herb blend, these easy air fried shrimp deliver on taste and texture with less calories and mess.

1. Air Fryer Shrimp Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

Instructions

Pat shrimp dry with paper towels and place in a medium bowl. Toss with olive oil until evenly coated.

In a small bowl, mix together the Italian seasoning, garlic, red pepper flakes if desired, salt and black pepper. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over the shrimp and toss to coat evenly.

Arrange the seasoned shrimp in a single layer in the air fryer basket, taking care not to overcrowd. Air fry at 400°F for 4 minutes.

Remove air fryer basket and shake basket gently to flip and rotate the shrimp. Return to air fryer and cook for another 3-5 minutes until shrimp are pink, opaque and lightly golden.

Transfer shrimp to a serving platter and squeeze fresh lemon juice over the top. Serve immediately while hot and crispy, garnished with extra lemon wedges. Enjoy with dips like marinara sauce or garlic aioli.

From pantry ingredients to finished dish in just 10 minutes, this easy weeknight recipe. Air frying helps everyday shrimp take a flavorful detour through Italy while still landing you a healthier, homemade meal full of summer freshness faster than delivery could arrive.

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