Crispy and Quick, Guilt-free Air Fried Spicey Roasted Shrimp

Shrimp has been a popular seafood choice in the United States for centuries. Native Americans were known to catch and eat shrimp, and it was also a common food source for early European settlers. In the 19th century, shrimp became a popular dish in the South, often served boiled with spices. With the invention of the air fryer, new and innovative ways of cooking shrimp have emerged, making it easier and quicker to enjoy this delicious seafood. This recipe is a perfect example of using the air fryer to create a flavorful and spicey dish in just minutes.

Air Fryer Spicey Roasted Shrimp

Recipe by Tyson GregoryCourse: MainCuisine: American
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This delicious and easy air fryer recipe will give you perfectly seasoned and tender shrimp in just a few minutes. The spice mixture adds a nice kick of heat, making it a perfect dish for those who love a little spice in their meals.


  • 1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp onion powder

  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.
  • In a small bowl, mix together 1 tsp of paprika, 1 tsp of cumin, 1 tsp of garlic powder, 1 tsp of onion powder, 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper, and 1/2 tsp of salt.
  • In a separate bowl, toss 1 lb of peeled and deveined shrimp with 1 tbsp of olive oil.
  • Add the spice mixture to the shrimp and toss to coat evenly.
  • Place the shrimp in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, then flip the shrimp and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until they are pink and cooked through.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


  • Make sure to preheat your air fryer before adding the shrimp to ensure even cooking.
  • You can adjust the amount of cayenne pepper used to your desired level of spice.
  • This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for a larger serving.

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