Air Fryer Tempura Shrimp is a delicious dish that can be the star of the show or a simple appetizer. Crispy breading with succulent shrimp in every bite.
Trader Joe’s Shrimp
Whether you are a Trader Joe’s regular customer or are just starting to try out their products, one thing is for sure…Trader Joe’s Shrimp is awesome! Cooking it in the air fryer takes it to a whole new level too! It’s always crispy when air fried only without all the oil that fried shrimp requires.
You can make this air fryer shrimp tempura as an appetizer if you are entertaining or an easy weeknight meal. Either way, you barely have to do any work!
Because seafood is pretty healthy, it’s a staple in our house. If you are always looking for some great ways to cook seafood be sure to check out my Air Fryer Butterfly Shrimp, Air Fryer Crab Sticks, Air Fryer Walleye, and Air Fryer Rockfish.
Why You Will Love Air Fryer Tempura
- 15 minute recipe!
- Simple to make
- Kids and adults love them
- Great to serve when entertaining
- Healthier than other fried shrimp recipes
Air Fryer Tempura Shrimp Ingredients
All you need is a box of Trader Joe’s shrimp like the one pictured below and a little bit of olive oil spray. It’s tempura shrimp and comes with a tasty soy dipping sauce.
How To Air Fry Tempura Shrimp
Step 1: Add shrimp to basket
Spray the air fryer basket with some olive oil spray. Add the frozen shrimp to the tray or basket (depending on your model of air fryer) and make sure they aren’t touching.
Step 2: Air Fry tempura shrimp
Turn on the air fryer to 400 degrees. Air fry tempura shrimp for 5 minutes, then flip and cook for 5 more minutes or until it’s done. Serve and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have to use Trader Joe’s shrimp?
Don’t worry, if you don’t live in a location where there is a Trader Joe’s you can still make this dish. There are plenty of other brands out there to choose from. Some common brands are Aldi Tempura Shrimp, Kirkland Tempura Shrimp, and Costco Tempura Shrimp.
Is air fryer shrimp tempura pre-cooked?
In most cases, the shrimp has been pre-cooked, but you will have to read the packaging.
Do I need to thaw shrimp?
Nope! This air fryer shrimp tempura recipe is best when you use frozen shrimp. If you thaw it, it won’t cook evenly.
Can you save leftover air fryer tempura shrimp?
Yep! I will warn you though, air fryer tempura shrimp tastes better when you eat it freshly cooked.
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Air Fryer Tempura Shrimp
- 1 package Trader Joe's Tempura Shrimp
- Spray your tray with olive oil, and then place your frozen shrimp on top of the tray, spreading them up, so they do not touch.
- Set the temperature to 400 degrees F, (air fryer setting) for 5 minutes, after 5 minutes, flip the shrimp and air fry for another 5 minutes.
- Plate, serve and enjoy!
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