Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Shrimp is amazing! You get a great and yummy flavor, and the truth is nothing cooks shrimp better than an air fryer!
Next time you have a craving for shrimp, try this recipe. It’s gently seasoned with lemon and pepper, and there is no breading with is a great and healthy lunch or dinner. Serve with a side salad or a side of pasta for a quick and easy complete meal.
As most of you, who have been following me for a while, my oldest son loves shrimp. And I love making a quick and healthy seafood meal to serve to my family. Nothing cooks shrimp better than the air fryer, nothing.
If you are looking for even more Air Fryer Seafood Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER FLOUNDER FISH, AIR FRYER CHORIZO SPICED SHRIMP TOSTADAS, AIR FRYER FISH & CHIPS, and my personal favorite for a quick lunch, AIR FRYER TUNA MELT GRILLED CHEESE.
How To Make Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Shrimp
A full printable version of this recipe with exact ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post–in a printable recipe card.
- Olive Oil
- Ground Black Peppercorns
- Garlic Powder
- Optional: Butter for Dipping
How To Cook Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Shrimp
Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees and prepare the basket with a parchment paper liner. Juice and zest lemon (2 tablespoons juice, 1 teaspoon zest). Add olive oil and shrimp to a bowl and toss until well coated. Add the lemon zest, ground pepper, parsley, and garlic powder to shrimp and toss until well coated. Drizzle lemon juice over shrimp
Place shrimp in basket making sure shrimp do not overlap, then spray with olive oil.
Cook for 7-8 minutes or until pink. Remove from basket and serve with melted butter.
What is the difference between prawns and shrimp?
Prawn and shrimp are two items that are pretty similar. Prawn will have longer legs than a shrimp. Both are similar in flavor, but you will find offers a little bit of a different flavor.
What Kind Of Shrimp Should I Use In The Air Fryer?
You can use any shrimp that you have on hand. The size of the shrimp does not matter much, as the cooking time will only change by a minute or two.
If you want to use frozen shrimp, make sure it’s peeled and deveined. The shrimp can have the tail on or removed; it’s a personal preference.
How to Devein Shrimp
If you purchased shrimp that has not been deveined, it is easy to do. Grab a pairing knife and slice a slit on the backside of the shrimp where the vein is. Then use a toothpick or a piece of a wooden skewer. Use it to lift out the black or brown vein. Gently lift, and it will remove the vein. Then place the vein on a paper towel.
How to Know When Shrimp Is Done
Shrimp is done when it is opaque and white. You will find shrimp is white with a slightly pink or red accent. You want to make sure to get your shrimp fully cooked, or it can make you sick.
Also, you will find that shrimp curls up a bit as it is fully cooked.
CAN YOU COOK FROZEN SHRIMP IN THE AIR FRYER?
Absolutely, the recipe is the same as below. Just add a couple of minutes to the cooking time. You will enjoy how easy and quick this recipe for you to try out.
CAN YOU STEAM SHRIMP IN AN AIR FRYER?
You will actually not steam the shrimp, but cook it. In the same, way because you are using a liquid, in the recipe, you will get the same flavor as if it was steamed.
HOW LONG DO YOU COOK BUTTERFLY SHRIMP IN AN AIR FRYER?
Preheat your air fryer to 380 degrees F, air fryer setting, and air fry for about 5 to 6 minutes. Depending on the size of the shrimp will vary in the cooking time. Just when the shrimp is done, remove and serve up warm and fresh.
What tastes good with shrimp?
Shrimp is so delicious. With this garlic lemon flavor, I suggest pairing it with some rice, cauliflower rice, etc. Go right ahead and try out whatever sounds best. You could also serve up with some fries, macaroni, and cheese, coleslaw, etc. Feel free to try out whatever you want to go with the shrimp.
SOME OTHER GREAT AIR FRYER SHRIMP RECIPES–
- AIR FRYER CHORIZO SPICED SHRIMP TOSTADAS
- AIR FRYER BACON WRAPPED SHRIMP
- NINJA FOODI SHRIMP RISOTTO
- AIR FRYER BREADED SHRIMP
- INSTANT POT SHRIMP SCAMPI
- 12 ounces uncooked medium shrimp, thawed, peeled, and deveined
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large lemon
- 1 teaspoon ground black peppercorns
- 1 tablespoon fresh curly parsley, finely chopped
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- For dipping – 3 tablespoons melted butter
Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, and prepare the basket with a parchment paper liner.
Juice and zest lemon (2 tablespoons juice, 1 teaspoon zest).
Add olive oil and shrimp to a bowl and toss until well coated.
Add the lemon zest, ground pepper, parsley, and garlic powder to
shrimp and toss until well coated.
Drizzle lemon juice over shrimp
Place shrimp in the basket, making sure shrimp do not overlap, then spray with olive oil.
Cook for 7-8 minutes or until pink.
Remove from basket and serve with melted butter.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 246Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 202mgSodium: 875mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 20g