This Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp is an easy go-to for family lunches or dinners at home. The air fryer makes this juicy shrimp absolutely irresistible.
Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp is one of the most approachable and delicious ways to introduce your family to seafood. Because it is so easy to make, it is a perfect shrimp for taco night, wraps, salads, or even right out of the air fryer!
WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS FROZEN AIR FRYER SHRIMP RECIPE
We all want simple meals, so this delicious shrimp air fryer recipe will be a life-saver! Because easy and delicious meals for dinner are always on the menu, but on busy weeknights, there may not be time to cook a big meal.
As a result, frozen shrimp is perfect to grab straight from the freezer. Because there is no need for thawing, you can quickly make a small batch of shrimp or use as a base for shrimp tacos.
Also, if you are looking for a cooking method for another quick meal using fresh shrimp, you will love our Air Fryer Garlic Shrimp, made in a garlic butter sauce. One of our other favorite frozen snacks are Air Fryer Pizza Rolls. But for a complete meal, try Air Fryer Chicken with Air Fryer Garlic Bread.
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE SHRIMP IN THE AIR FRYER
I make these irresistible shrimp in my Cosori 5.8 quart air fryer in about 6 minutes. Because I can fit an entire pound in the basket, there is enough shrimp for my whole family! Air fryers have different wattages, so, as a result, cooking times may vary.
- Just frozen shrimp! -Shrimp can be purchased as raw shrimp, or Pre-cooked shrimp, with tails, and without tails removed. You can pick your favorite brand and size, like this Kroger Shrimp.
AIR FRYER FROZEN SHRIMP INSTRUCTIONS
Open your bag or container of frozen fried shrimp
Place shrimp in air fryer basket, in a single layer.
Air fry pre-cooked frozen shrimp at 370 degrees Fahrenheit 6-8 minutes. If using raw shrimp, air fry for 8-10 minutes.
Shake the basket at least once during cooking process.
Take them out and enjoy them as an entrée, appetizer, or ingredient with whatever dipping sauce or meal you prefer!
Because a smaller size shrimp is perfect for adding to a favorite shrimp dish, it's really a preference what to use. If looking for a meal ready shrimp, you can choose frozen coconut shrimp, breaded popcorn shrimp, and frozen butterfly shrimp too.
Absolutely! This size shrimp is perfect for a shrimp taco! You can also feel free to toss with your favorite seasoning, add fries or tater tots in the air fryer as a loose take on fish and chips!
Because this meal is so versatile, you could go a little wild with something like a creamy garlic sauce, sweet chili sauce, ranch dressing, remoulade sauce, hot sauce, or bang bang sauce for extra flavor.
I didn't have issues with the shrimp sticking. If you prefer to, I suggest spraying the basket with cooking spray, before adding the shrimp, just to make sure you aren’t having to scrape it at the end. I prefer olive oil spray.
Once shrimp has been cooked from frozen, it should be stored in an airtight container and can be kept in the fridge for 3-5 days.
This shrimp is delicious with just a squeeze of lemon juice, salt and black pepper. If you want to add a punch of flavor, sprinkle Italian seasoning, chili powder, garlic powder, or red pepper flakes on your shrimp halfway through the cooking process.
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Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp
- 1 Air Fryer
- 1 pound Shrimp Pre-cooked Frozen, 16-20 pieces
- Open your container of frozen fried shrimp of whatever size suits you.
- Place shrimp in air fryer basket.
- Air fry pre-cooked frozen shrimp at 370 degrees Fahrenheit 6-8 minutes. If using raw shrimp, air fry for 8-10 minutes.
- Take them out and enjoy them as an entrée, appetizer, or ingredient with whatever dipping sauce or meal you prefer!
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.
What function do you use to air fry raw frozen shrimp. My air fryer has different functions.
I use "air fry" for almost every recipe. Most recipes should tell you what function to use. Hope that helps.
I notice you don't mention until the actual recipe to use "pre-cooked frozen shrimp". Does this recipe still apply if I have frozen raw shrimp with the tails and shells still on?
Yes. You can still air fryer the frozen shrimp if the shells are still on them. I just rinse them lightly to remove any "ice" from the freezer. Once they are done air frying, just peel the shells as you eat them, or before serving.