Air fried shrimp with garlic and butter from the air fryer leaves no oily mess around the stove and it only takes a few minutes to make. This savory appetizer can be easily made into a meal with pasta or zoodles any day of the week!
Wash the shrimp in cold water. If needed, using kitchen shears, slit the top of the shrimps and devein. Keep the shells on and place the shrimp in a medium bowl.
Turn on the air fryer to preheat to 360°F
In a small bowl, mix the melted butter or ghee, and garlic.
Pour the garlic and ghee mixture over the shrimp to marinate.
Place the shrimp in the air fryer basket. Set the timer to 6 minutes.
Reserve butter and garlic mixture for later.
When the timer goes off, open the basket and check for doneness. If the color of the shrimps is red and the flesh is opaque white, they are cooked. These shrimps were XL and it only took 6 minutes. Obviously, depending on the size, the cooking time may vary.
Place the shrimps back in the medium bowl and toss them with the reserved garlic butter mixture.
Sprinkle sea salt and black pepper and toss well. Serve immediately.
The cook time will vary depending on the shrimp size. If smaller than XL, adjust time accordingly. Open the air fryer at 3 minutes to check if the shrimp is opaque and pink.
You can substitute with butter if you are not Paleo.