Whip up this super easy Air Fryer Shrimp Scampi recipe for a lip-smacking meal that’ll have your taste buds and friends begging for more!
Air Fryer Shrimp Scampi
Our Air Fryer Shrimp Scampi recipe is an excellent choice for busy weeknights and is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. The air fryer takes the spotlight in this modern twist on the classic Italian-American dish, keeping your kitchen cool while cooking up mouthwatering shrimp.
With just a few simple ingredients, this recipe is a cinch to whip up, leaving you more time to enjoy the garlicky, buttery flavors. So, don your apron and let’s dive into this irresistibly tasty Air Fryer Shrimp Scampi journey!
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Air Fryer Shrimp Scampi shopping list
Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- white wine
- olive oil
- fresh thyme
- fresh parsley
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How to make Shrimp Scampi in the Air Fryer
This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.
Slice your lemons, peel your shrimp, chop that garlic, and line the air fryer with foil.
Add the olive oil to the foil-lined basked. Next add the shrimp. Follow up with the rest of the ingredients. More detailed instructions are in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Crank the air fryer up to 390°-400°F. Cook for 8-12 minutes, or until the shrimp is cooked through.
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Serve with some toasted baguette rounds to dunk in the scampi sauce.
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Air Fryer Shrimp Scampi FAQ
Can I use frozen shrimp for this recipe?
Yes, you can use frozen shrimp, just make sure to thaw them completely before cooking to ensure even cooking and the best texture.
Can I substitute any other seafood in this recipe?
While shrimp scampi is traditionally made with shrimp, you could try using scallops or a firm white fish like cod or halibut as a substitute, but keep in mind that the cooking times might vary. We’ve even done Crab Scampi and it was delicious!
Can I store and reheat this dish?
Yes, you can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, you can use the air fryer again at a lower temperature (around 300°F) for a few minutes, or you can heat them up in a pan on the stovetop over low heat, stirring occasionally to prevent overcooking.
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Air Fryer Shrimp Scampi
Are you looking for a tasty twist on traditional shrimp scampi? Give this Air Fryer Shrimp Scampi recipe a try, it's simple to make and packed with flavor.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound peeled raw shrimp
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 small lemon, thinly sliced
- 1-2 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup white wine
- Line your air fryer basket with foil. If you have a large air fryer that uses a small baking sheet, line that with foil and make sure to use a sheet with edges to contain that scampi sauce.
- Put the olive oil into the foil-lined tray. Put the shrimp on top of the oil and season with the salt. Sprinkle the garlic over the shrimp.
- Slice the butter into several pats and put on top of the shrimp.
- Lay the lemon slices over the top of all of it, and put the fresh thyme and parsley on top of that.
- Pour the white wine in, and put the basked into the fryer.
- Turn the air fryer to high. Ours goes to 390°. That's where we cooked these at, but anywhere from 375°F to 400°F will work. Just adjust the cook time accordingly. Cook time will also vary based on how close together your shrimp are. Shrimp is fully cooked when the internal temperatures reaches 120°F (for ideal texture and to prevent dryness). The FDA recommends 145°F. You'll have to decide where in that range you are comfortable.
- Cook for 8-12 minutes, or until the shrimp reach that minimum internal temperature.
- Remove and enjoy!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 166mgSodium: 976mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 16g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.