Raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails can be left on if you like)
2 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika (smoked paprika adds a nice touch)
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Salt and pepper, to taste
Optional: lemon wedges and fresh parsley for serving
1.Preparation: Thoroughly wash the shrimp, then pat dry with paper towels.
2.Marinating: In a mixing bowl, combine the olive oil or melted butter, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Add the shrimp to the bowl and toss until they are well coated.
3.Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for about 2-3 minutes.
4.Arranging the Shrimp: Place the marinated shrimp in the air fryer basket in a single layer, ensuring they aren’t overlapping. If all the shrimp don’t fit, you might need to cook in batches.
5.Cooking: Cook the shrimp at 400°F (200°C) for about 5-7 minutes, flipping them halfway through, or until they are pink and opaque. The exact cooking time can vary depending on the size of the shrimp and the specific air fryer model.
6.Serve: Once cooked, remove the shrimp from the air fryer and transfer them to a plate. Squeeze some lemon juice over them, garnish with fresh parsley if desired, and serve immediately.
-Always avoid overcrowding the air fryer. This ensures even cooking and crispiness.
-Feel free to get creative with the seasoning. For a spicier kick, you can add a bit of cayenne pepper or chili powder.