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This Perfect 10 minute Air Fryer Shrimp is succulent, amazingly seasoned and tender. Get ready because dinner is about to be served!

Serve these Shrimp on a bed of Perfect Instant Pot Rice, or with Easy Fried Rice and some Vegetable Stir Fry for a splendid dinner.

Tender succulent 10 minute Air Fryer Shrimp

Air Fryer Shrimp

Air Frying is taking the cooking world by storm, and there’s good reason too. It’s quick. Easy clean up, and creates amazing dishes that more healthy for you. If you haven’t tried an air fryer, it’s time to get on the bandwagon! And this shrimp recipe is a golden ticket winner when it comes to flavor and ease.

Marinating the shrimp infuses the flavor into the shrimp. Air frying allows the flavor to remain on the shrimp without burning it too, giving it a nice outer coating. The inside is tender and perfectly seasoned. You don’t need to add anything else. It’s absolutely divine.

Easy Air Fryer Shrimp Ingredients

Quick and easy, but oh so yummy! With this super easy, yet glorious dish, shrimp can be served any day of the week. No more is it reserved for weekends or special events.

  • Shrimp: Large or Jumbo Shrimp
  • Salt and Pepper: Just to taste
  • Olive Oil: Adds a nice mild flavor
  • Red Wine Vinegar:  Helps the marinate the flavors into the shrimp
  • Garlic: Minced garlic, can used jarred garlic
  • Italian Seasoning: A perfect blend of spices.
  • Lemon Juice: Lemons and shrimp just go together
  • Soy Sauce: Adds the perfect amount of flavor
  • Dijon Mustard: A nice kick
  • Worcestershire Sauce: Adds a nice umami tang.

Making Perfect Shrimp

Just a nice marinade to seep the flavor into the shrimp.

  1. Season: Salt and Pepper the shrimp to your liking
  2. Mix: In a medium sized bowl combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, italian seasoning, lemon juice, soy sauce, dijon mustard and worcestershire sauce. whisk to combine.
  3. Marinate: Add in the Shrimp and marinate for at least one hour up to overnight.
  4. Drain: Remove the marinade and place in the air fryer basket
  5. Cook: Fry at 400 degrees for 8 min or till pink and cooked throughout.


Shrimp in marinade.

Tips for the Best Shrimp

A few tips and tricks will help you have those perfect shrimp every time.

  • Frozen: You can definitely use frozen shrimp, make sure they are thawed before you marinate them.
  • Overcrowd: Don’t put too many in the air fryer basket. It needs to be able to circulate the hot air around the shrimp to cook them. If you have to cook in batches.
  • Flip it: You can flip the shrimp half way through although you don’t have too, it’s a preference
  • Tails: Removing the tails is also a preference thing. I left them on.

How do you Know Shrimp is Done?

  • Sight: When shrimp turns to that beautiful pink color all over with red tells and the flesh has a nice opaque whiteness to it. It’s done.
  • Temp: The internal temp of cooked shrimp is 120 degrees F.
  • Over Cook: You don’t want to over cook shrimp. It becomes rubbery so check it before you think it might be done. And remove promptly once it is as it will keep cooking in the fryer if left.
  • Storing: Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat: Reheat leftovers in the air fryer, the microwave will make them soggy.

Shrimp with lemons in air fryer.

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Air Fryer Shrimp

4.50 from 8 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
This Perfect 10 minute Air Fryer Shrimp is succulent, amazingly seasoned and tender. Get ready because dinner is about to be served! 
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 People



  • Salt and pepper the shrimp. In a medium sized bowl combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, soy sauce, Dijon Mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Add the shrimp and let marinate for at least one hour or overnight.
  • Remove the shrimp from the marinade and place in the air fryer basket. Cook at 400 degrees for 8 minutes or until pink and cooked throughout.



Calories: 372kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 24gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 286mgSodium: 1442mgPotassium: 169mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 21IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 193mgIron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Seafood
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  1. 5 stars
    I have made this recipe several times for the clients and staff at our group home. Two thumbs waaaaaay up!!
    I Love your website Alyssa, fabulous recipes and well designed.

  2. 1 star
    this is not a good shrimp recipe, i thought that i messed it up so i tried again, i did not mess up its just not a good recipe.

  3. Hi, Alyssa! Which type of air fryer do you recommend–the basket or the one that looks like a toaster oven?

  4. This recipe was delicious and a refreshing change from plain boiled shrimp with Old Bay. I would say keep a close eye on the shrimp when it’s in the air fryer. I checked it at 7 minutes and it was just a *tad* overdone. If I’d left it in for the whole 8 minutes it would have been definitely overcooked. Air fryers probably vary from model to model, so I’d advise to start checking it at about 6 minutes.