Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

This juicy and crispy air fryer bacon wrapped shrimp recipe is a such a tasty appetizer that’s sure guaranteed to impress your guest every time. Cooking the bacon wrapped shrimp with the air fryer can save the oily mess from frying the bacon. The crispy bacon, together with the marinated shrimp with a little lemon juice, is such a wonderfully spicy and tangy combo.

air fryer bacon wrapped shrimp

This recipe works best with peeled shrimps that are deveined. If you bought shrimps with shell on, you can follow the steps below to peel and devein the shrimps.

How to Peel and Devein Shrimp?

  1. Twist off the shrimp head.
  2. Peel off the shell from the shrimp.
  3. Using a small pairing knife, make a slit along the middle of the back of the shrimp.
  4. Pull out the vein which looks like a dark tube running down the shrimp.

Selecting the Right Shrimp Size

In the U.S., shrimp are sized according to the weight and the count is used to indicate how many shrimp are in one pound. For example, if it reads 16 to 20 count, it means that there are 16 to 20 shrimp in each pound. The fewer shrimp per pound, the larger they are, and as a result, more expensive.

For this recipe, choose larger size shrimps, as they are easier to wrap with bacon. If the shrimps are too small, they cook too fast and turn into rubbery. Shrimps that are about two bite-sized are ideal for this air fryer bacon wrapped shrimp recipe.

How to Cook Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Shrimp?

In a medium bowl, whisk olive oil, lemon juice, salt, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, and chili powder. Add the peeled and deveined shrimps and stir to combine until the shrimps are coated evenly. Allow the shrimps to marinate for 15 minutes.

seasoning shrimps

Next, cut the bacon strips in half, about 4 to 5 inches in length. Wrap the shrimps with the bacon strips. Starting from the head of the shrimp, wrapping the shrimp all the way to the tail.

bacon wrapped shrimps in air fryer

Place the bacon wrapped shrimps into the air fryer basket in a single layer. Cook for 20 minutes at 400°F, turn the shrimps halfway through the cooking. Cook until the bacon is crispy. Cook the shrimps in batches if required.

You can serve these air fryer bacon wrapped shrimps on their own as a party snack, or with side dishes as a main course.


air fryer bacon wrapped shrimp

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

This juicy and crispy air fryer bacon wrapped shrimp recipe is a such a tasty appetizer that’s sure guaranteed to impress your guest every time. Cooking the bacon wrapped shrimp with the air fryer can save the oily mess from frying the bacon.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 persons

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 20 Large shrimps deveined and peeled, tails left on
  • 10 slice Bacon slices cut in half crosswise
  • 1 tbsp Oilve oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Chili powder

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, whisk olive oil, lemon juice, salt, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, and chili powder.
  • Add the peeled and deveined shrimps and stir to combine until the shrimps are coated evenly. Allow the shrimps to marinate for 15 minutes.
  • Cut the bacon strips in half, about 4 to 5 inches in length.
  • Wrap the shrimps with the bacon strips. Starting from the head of the shrimp, wrapping the shrimp all the way to the tail.
  • Place the bacon wrapped shrimps into the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Cook for 20 minutes at 400°F, turn the shrimps halfway through the cooking. Cook until the bacon is crispy. Cook the shrimps in batches if required.
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