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Air Fryer Spicy Shrimp Recipe

This Air Fryer Spicy Shrimp Recipe is so easy to make and only takes a few minutes in the air fryer!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Author: Jenn

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large, raw shrimp tail on
  • 1 tsp. avocado oil
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika powder
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cayenne pepper -or more if desired.
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. ground dried mustard

Instructions

  • Thaw raw shrimp (if frozen) and place on a paper plate with paper towels and dab dry.
  • Preheat the air fyer oven to 400º F for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the spices together:
    chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper, cayenne, thyme, oregano, cumin and ground mustard. Stir to combine.
  • Drizzle the thawed shrimp with avocado (or olive) oil and toss the shrimp in this spice mixture.
  • Place shrimp in preheated air fryer basket and spread out in a single layer for even cooking. Spray the shrimp with cooking spray if desired. Place in air fryer and bake for 7 minutes. Flip halfway through if desired but not required.
  • This is great to eat alone, on lettuce wraps, burritos, over rice or whatever else sounds good to you! It's healthy and delicious and I hope you enjoy!