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Spicy Air Fryer Shrimp

Air Fryer shrimp takes a protein that's already easy to cook and makes it even better and easier. This comes together in a flash!

We already love shrimp a whole lot here at Meal Prep on Fleek. Having a bag in the freezer at all times (or when you remember to buy it!) means you're minutes away from a great meal. It defrosts very fast and cooks even faster. And this? Well, this shrimp is buttery, amazing, and the perfect treat for people who love spicy foods. It's nutritious and absolutely delicious.

Air Fryer Shrimp Ingredients

  • 1 pound extra jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (and defrosted)
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 tsp. hot sauce of your choice, optional
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil

How to Make Spicy Air Fryer Shrimp

Defrost the shrimp all day in your fridge or set a colander in your sink and run cold water over the shrimp. The second method takes about 10 minutes, tops and is great for last-minute changes of dinner plans. First combine the shrimp with olive oil and air fry it at 325 for about 7 to 9 minutes. In the meantime, you'll melt a tablespoon of butter in a bowl and combine with paprika. Take the shrimp out of the air fryer and toss in the bowl with butter and paprika. Add some hot sauce for extra kick, if you're into that, and you're good to go!

How to Serve and Store Air Fryer Shrimp

This is best served and eaten immediately but we like it cold, too, in a salad with short pasta like orzo. Nevertheless, you can serve this with steamed veggies (sugar snap peas or broccoli come to mind) and rice. Whether you choose white, wheat or cauliflower rice it's up to you. Quinoa or farro would also work. Heck, you might even consider grits or polenta.

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Spicy Airfry Shrimp

This shrimp is buttery, amazing and the perfect treat for people who love spicy foods. It's nutritious and absolutely delicious.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Course: dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, Shrimp, spicy
Servings: 4 Bowls
Calories: 137kcal
Author: Meal Prep Mondays


  • 1 lb raw shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoon hot sauce optional
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Preheat your air fryer to 325 F.
  • In a medium bowl, mix your shrimp with olive oil with paprika. Transfer to the air fryer and cook for 7-9 minutes.
  • In a second medium bowl (or wash the one you just used), combine the paprika and butter. Once the shrimp is done, transfer to the bowl with butter and paprika and toss to combine. For a little extra kick you can add your favorite hot sauce.
  • Once thoroughly mixed, it's ready to be served!



Serving: 4oz | Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 717mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 0.03g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 333IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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