Garlic Parmesan Air Fried Shrimp Recipe

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Garlic parmesan air fried shrimp recipe – delicious crunchy air fried shrimp that are full of garlic parmesan flavor, with very little oil!

air fried shrimp on a plate covered in parmesan and garlic with chopped parsley
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Keto Air Fryer Parmesan Shrimp

These shrimp are easy, crunchy, and bursting with garlic parmesan flavor – they are a great appetizer and lighter alternative to popcorn shrimp. These garlic parmesan shrimp have a breading-like flavor – with just garlic, parmesan, and oil – for a perfect easy keto garlic parmesan shrimp recipe everyone will love.

These shrimp make a perfect appetizer, are great in salad, wonderful in sandwiches – or just as-is straight from the fryer!

We love this easy and delicious air fryer shrimp recipe – it is so simple, requires no cooking experience, and is naturally low carb and keto complaint – for an easy to make gluten free shrimp.

I hope you love this air fried shrimp as much as I do!

air fried shrimp on a plate covered in parmesan and garlic with chopped parsley


Keto Crunchy Fried Shrimp

It is hard to get a crunchy, crispy, fried shrimp texture without adding breading to the shrimp – but we’re using simple grated parmesan cheese and high heat to get a crunch that won’t break your macros.

This isn’t just for keto eaters – it’s a super simple gluten free trick you can use with pretty much any food for an extra crunchy bite!

Using grated parmesan is essential to this recipe – it will help to give a crunchy, crispy, “breaded” texture without adding any bread or carbs.

I personally prefer drier, less expensive grated cheese for this – since it will have a more breadcrumb like texture. Look for brands that are shelf-stable for this (I use Kraft, but any are good.)

air fried shrimp on a plate covered in parmesan and garlic with chopped parsley

How To Air Fry Parmesan Shrimp

To make this recipe, you’ll need:

  • Shrimp provides a sweet and delicate flavor that is the base of the dish.
  • Garlic adds a pungent and savory flavor that complements the sweetness of the shrimp.
  • Parmesan cheese provides a nutty and salty flavor that adds richness and depth to the dish.
  • Olive oil helps to bind the ingredients together and provides a healthy fat that adds richness and depth of flavor.

Once you’ve gathered your ingredients, we will use the following method:

  • Prep. In a large bowl, add shrimp and coat in olive oil and lemon juice, season with salt and pepper, and garlic. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-3 hours. (Optional, for more lemon flavor.)
  • Add parmesan. Toss parmesan cheese into bowl with shrimp, creating a “breading” for the shrimp. Preheat air fryer.
  • Air fry. Set air fryer to 350 for 10 minutes, add shrimp to basket, and cook. Shrimp is done when it is opaque white and pink.
  • Enjoy! Serve immediately.

Tips and Tricks to Perfect Air Fried Shrimp

Air frying shrimp is easy – simply toss in parmesan cheese and spices to coat, place in air fryer basket, and cook – but there are a couple of tips and tricks to make sure its fabulous, every time.

-Don’t overcook.

Shrimp when overcooked are gummy, fishy, and chewy – no fun! Cook shrimp until just pink and no longer translucent.

-Remove tails or keep on – it’s up to you.

FAQs

Can I use frozen shrimp?

Thaw shrimp in the refrigerator or in a cold water bath before air frying shrimp. Pat dry to remove any water for best texture.

Should I leave tails on or take them off?

You can take the shrimp tails off, or leave them on – totally up to you!
Some people like to eat the crunchy part of the shrimp tail (similar to soft shell crab), some people like to present shrimp tails on, and some people prefer it off when cooking for easy eating – do what works for you!

Other Easy Seafood Dinners You’ll Love

If you love this easy air fried shrimp recipe, please check out some of my other easy seafood recipes that you will love even more!

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Garlic Parmesan Air Fried Shrimp Recipe

Garlic parmesan air fried shrimp recipe – delicious crunchy air fried shrimp that are full of garlic parmesan flavor, with very little oil!
Course Seafood
Cuisine air fryer
Keyword air fryer shrimp, easy garlic parmesan shrimp, garlic parmesan fried shrimp, garlic shrimp, keto shrimp
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 151kcal
Author Courtney ODell

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, add shrimp and coat in olive oil and lemon juice, season with salt and pepper, and garlic.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-3 hours. (Optional, for more lemon flavor.)
  • Toss parmesan cheese into bowl with shrimp, creating a "breading" for the shrimp.
  • Preheat air fryer.
  • Set air fryer to 350 for 10 minutes, add shrimp to basket, and cook.
  • Shrimp is done when it is opaque white and pink.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 1256mg

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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14 Comments

  1. Tina says:

    Can we use frozen shrimp? TY!

    1. Courtney ODell says:

      Hi Tina,

      You can absolutely use frozen shrimp – just make sure to pop it in the fridge the day before to thaw it fully. Then rinse shrimp and peel – I avoid using pre-cooked shrimp, since it will make the shrimp gummy or fishy.

  2. Kellie H says:

    This recipe is so easy and going on repeat forever!

  3. Erin says:

    The air fryer is amazing – these shrimp are crispy and so good!

  4. Courtney says:

    I absolutely love easy shrimp recipes! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Charity says:

    These shrimp look great! I’m a big fan of fried shrimp, but this recipe takes things to new, healthier level! Maybe I can eat them more often now?

  6. Kristyn says:

    Garlic parmesan anything is so good, so I am excited to try these!! They look so flavorful!