This Blackened Air Fryer Shrimp is one of the fastest and most delicious recipes you’ll ever make. With just 4 ingredients, they're ready in only 10 minutes, from prep to plate!
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❤️ Why You’ll Love This Blackened Air Fryer Shrimp Recipe
- Quickest recipe ever, ready in just 10 minutes
- Low carb dish that goes with any side dish you'd like to serve
- Absolutely bursting with flavor from homemade blackening seasoning
- Great for meal prep to use in salads, lettuce wraps or with low carb sides
Whether you are looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or a savory appetizer this blackened shrimp will not disappoint! The subtle amount of heat from the seasoning balances the sweetness of the shrimp. The combination of flavor just can't get any better. Oh, and did I mention it was quick? This recipe is ready in just 10 minutes!
As a bonus, this recipe includes a homemade blackening seasoning that you can easily tailor to your personal preference; making it as spicy or as mild as you like. You can use it on salmon and chicken tenders too!
Leftovers make a fantastic quick lunch over a simple green salad with this cool and refreshing homemade Ranch Dressing. Or, you can even add them to a lettuce wraps with some of this quick and easy Bang-Bang Sauce for a totally different meal.
What You’ll Need to Make Blackened Shrimp
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Air Fryer Blackened Shrimp
Preheat air fryer to 400°F, while you prepare the shrimp.
Pour in the blackened seasoning and continue tossing, making sure all the shrimp are coated.
Arrange the shrimp in a single layer on your air fryer rack and cook for 5-6 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking if you have the basket type of air fryer.
You can store leftover in an airtight container for up to 3 days. You can also freeze them for up to a couple of months.
Is Shrimp OK for Keto? How Many Carbs in Shrimp?
Shrimp are great for Keto! One of the main reasons, other than having minimal carbs, is you can cook them so many different ways. This helps to keep Keto interesting by having different recipes in your meal rotation.
For a four-ounce serving there is less than 1 gram of carbs. In addition to being low in carbs, according to this article on Healthline, "Shrimp is very nutritious. It is fairly low in calories and provides a high amount of protein and healthy fats, in addition to a variety of vitamins and minerals."
What Does Blackening Seasoning Taste Like? What Goes with Blackened Shrimp?
The sugar free homemade blackened seasoning in this recipe has the perfect balance of spice with other herbs. It gives whatever dish you are preparing a tremendous amount of flavor without an overpowering amount of spiciness.
Because it is so flavorful, you may find side dishes that are milder in flavor a good companion. For low carb options, a simple side of seasoned cauliflower rice, green beans almondine or creamed spinach are great choices. I even love to serve them with a cool and creamy cucumber salad. But honestly, they are so versatile, you can serve with just about any side dish you prefer.
Can You Put Frozen Shrimp in an Air Fryer? How Long and What Temp to Air Fry Frozen Shrimp?
The simple answer is yes. But I have to tell you, I find that seasonings stick to thawed shrimp better and they seem to be more tender when they're thawed first.
But we have all forgotten to thaw out what we are cooking the night before. If that's the case, you can cook frozen shrimp in the air fryer, on 400 degrees, between 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time.
Tips For Buying Shrimp
White shrimp: I love shrimp and have experimented with just about all types. From pink to black tiger and white. White shrimp, with firm flesh, just have a better flavor and taste the sweetest.
Avoid defrosted: Don't confuse defrosted with "never frozen". Shrimp straight off the boat are always the best bet. But unless you live close to the shore and have that type of access, frozen is you next best option. The reason why, shrimp begin to go bad once they are thawed from a frozen state fairly quickly. And since you can never be really sure how long they have been behind the glass counter at the grocery store, you're better off thawing them yourself.
Look for IQF on the package: This is an indicator that the shrimp were individually quick frozen on a conveyor belt, usually while the boats were still at sea.
Check the label: The only ingredient that should be listed on your package of shrimp is " shrimp." Some places will add preservatives to shrimp and in my experience, it leaves a very unpleasant taste on the shrimp.
Wild when possible: Shrimp that are caught naturally are sweeter and have a firmer texture than most farm raised shrimp. If you can find wild shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico, they are minimally processed and are seldom mushy when cooked and always a good choice.
More Keto Shrimp Recipes
- Coconut Shrimp with Dipping Sauce
- Creamy Cajun Shrimp
- Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
- Fried Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
- Grilled Lime Cilantro Shrimp Skewers
- Creamy Shrimp Alfredo
- Shrimp Scampi with Cauliflower Rice
- Spicy Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
- Shrimp Alla Vodka
- Bang Bang Shrimp
More Keto Air Fryer Recipes
- Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings
- Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders
- Jalapeño Poppers
- Pork Tenderloin
- Zucchini Fries
- Buffalo Wings
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Air Fryer Blackened Shrimp
- Preheat air fryer to 400°F, while you prepare the shrimp.
- Pour in the blackened seasoning and continue tossing, making sure all the shrimp are coated.
- Arrange the shrimp in a single layer on your air fryer rack and cook for 5-6 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking if you have the basket type of air fryer.
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*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol- Swerve, Erythritol, Allulose, or Monk Fruit.