air fryer prawns recipe

Savor the taste of perfectly cooked air fryer prawns or shrimp with this quick and delicious recipe. Shrimp/prawns are a healthy, effortless way to enjoy a seafood favorite, ensuring they are beautifully crisp on the outside and succulently tender on the inside.

Whether you’re looking for a simple appetizer or a standout addition to your main course, these air fryer shrimps will impress.

Reasons to make this recipe

Easy to make – This recipe is super easy to master and make. Easy, even when it’s your first time making prawns and shrimps in the air fryer.

Done in a few minutes This recipe is super fast and ready within 15 minutes!

Ingredients for air fryer prawns

  • 1 pound large prawns or shrimps, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder Salt: I love the taste of the onion powder, and since it already had salt, I skipped adding salt to my shrimp/prawns.
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (optional for a spicy kick)
  • Lemon wedges and fresh parsley for serving

How to cook shrimps in the air fryer

  1. Prepare Prawns: Ensure prawns are peeled and deveined. Pat them dry with paper towels.
  2. Season: In a bowl, mix the prawns with olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, onion salt, and pepper. Ensure they are evenly coated.
  3. Air Fry: Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (200°C). Place the prawns in the air fryer basket in a single layer, ensuring they are not touching. Air fry for 6-8 minutes, turning halfway through, until they are pink and slightly crispy.
  4. Serve: Remove the prawns from the air fryer, garnish with lemon wedges and fresh parsley, and serve immediately.
  1. Can I cook frozen prawns in the air fryer?
    • Yes, you can cook them directly from frozen. Just add a couple of extra minutes to the cooking time.
  2. How do I know when the prawns are done?
    • Prawns are cooked when they turn pink and opaque. Avoid overcooking to keep them juicy.
  3. Is it necessary to flip the prawns during cooking?
    • Flipping ensures they cook evenly on both sides, so it’s recommended.
  4. How can I serve these air fryer prawns?
    • They can be served as an appetizer with dipping sauces or as part of a main dish with pasta, rice, or salads.
  5. What’s the best way to store and reheat leftovers?
    • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge and reheat in the air fryer for a few minutes.

Enjoy this hassle-free, delicious shrimp/prawns recipe made in the air fryer, perfect for a quick seafood feast that’s both healthy and flavorful!

Have a look at the collection of air-fryer recipes on the blog.

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