We’ve outlined all the ingredients and directions for you to make the perfect Air Fryer Shrimp Scampi. This dish qualifies as a Easy level recipe. It should take you about 25 min to make this recipe. The Air Fryer Shrimp Scampi recipe should make enough food for 4 servings.
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Ingredients for Air Fryer Shrimp Scampi
- Kosher salt
- 1 lemon
- 1 pound shrimp (16/20 count), peeled, deveined, tails on
- 5 sprigs fresh thyme
- 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1 dried bay leaf
- Freshly cracked black pepper
- 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon pieces
- 12 ounces campanelle pasta
- 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Directions for Air Fryer Shrimp Scampi
- Preheat a 6-quart air fryer to 375 degrees F. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
- Zest the lemon in strips using a peeler, making sure to avoid the white pith. Cut the lemon in half, then cut one half into wedges for serving. Reserve the other half for squeezing.
- Put the lemon zest, shrimp, thyme, garlic, bay leaf, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a cake pan and toss to combine. Spread the mixture out in the pan and dot the butter on top. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil.
- Put the cake pan in the air fryer and cook until the butter is bubbling and the shrimp are opaque, 10 to 12 minutes. While the shrimp cook, boil the pasta according to the package instructions.
- Discard the lemon zest, bay leaf and thyme from the shrimp mixture. Drain the pasta and return it to the pot. Pour the shrimp mixture over the pasta. Add the parsley and olive oil, squeeze in the juice from the reserved lemon half and toss to combine. Serve with lemon wedges.
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- Frying pan
- Cutting board
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- Wooden Spoon
Categories in this Recipe
- Shellfish Recipes
- Shrimp – Shrimp are decapod crustaceans with elongated bodies and a primarily swimming mode of locomotion – most commonly Caridea and Dendrobranchiata. More narrow definitions may be restricted to Caridea, to smaller species of either group or to only the marine species. Under a broader definition, shrimp may be synonymous with prawn, covering stalk-eyed swimming crustaceans with long, narrow muscular tails (abdomens), long whiskers (antennae), and slender legs. Any small crustacean which resembles a shrimp tends to be called one. They swim forward by paddling with swimmerets on the underside of their abdomens, although their escape response is typically repeated flicks with the tail driving them backwards very quickly. Crabs and lobsters have strong walking legs, whereas shrimp have thin, fragile legs which they use primarily for perching.Shrimp are widespread and abundant. There are thousands of species adapted to a wide range of habitats. They can be found feeding near the seafloor on most coasts and estuaries, as well as in rivers and lakes. To escape predators, some species flip off the seafloor and dive into the sediment. They usually live from one to seven years. Shrimp are often solitary, though they can form large schools during the spawning season.They play important roles in the food chain and are an important food source for larger animals ranging from fish to whales. The muscular tails of many shrimp are edible to humans, and they are widely caught and farmed for human consumption. Commercial shrimp species support an industry worth 50 billion dollars a year, and in 2010 the total commercial production of shrimp was nearly 7 million tonnes. Shrimp farming became more prevalent during the 1980s, particularly in China, and by 2007 the harvest from shrimp farms exceeded the capture of wild shrimp. There are significant issues with excessive bycatch when shrimp are captured in the wild, and with pollution damage done to estuaries when they are used to support shrimp farming. Many shrimp species are small as the term shrimp suggests, about 2 cm (0.79 in) long, but some shrimp exceed 25 cm (9.8 in). Larger shrimp are more likely to be targeted commercially and are often referred to as prawns, particularly in Britain.
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