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Air Fryer Shrimp Boil Recipe is easy to do, loaded with those rich and savory flavors, you know and love from a classic shrimp boil. No need to grab that large pot to make a shrimp boil, reach for your Air Fryer instead! I have the best shrimp boil recipe ever, and it is simple to make.

Shrimp boils are a great way to bring your family together, enjoy a good meal, and just relax and munch on tasty food. Technically in the Air Fryer, you are not “boiling the contents”. But, this has all the ingredients of a shrimp boil. The process is a lot faster than the traditional route.

Air Fryer Shrimp Boil Recipe

shrimp boil with corn, potatoes, shrimp, and sausage in a rack made from in an air fryer

Shrimp, corn, potatoes, Cajun seasoning, sausage, and more are what you find in most shrimp boils. Depending on your flavor preferences, you might want to change up some of the classic ingredients.

What Is A Shrimp Boil

A shrimp boil is a fun way to make a feast for a crowd. Traditionally you boil a pot full of water and you batch cook ingredients. Then lay out some paper bags on the table and dump all the contents out for people to feast on.

  • shrimp
  • cajun spices
  • potatoes
  • ears of corn on the cob
  • sausage
  • mushrooms
  • melted butter

You are more than welcome to play around with ingredients. Some people toss in zucchini at the very end of cooking for an added twist. It is totally up to you.

shrimp boil with corn, potatoes, shrimp, and sausage in a rack made from in an air fryer

How Much Shrimp Do You Need For A Shrimp Boil Per Person

Depending on if you plan to add sausage or another type of protein to the mix, you might aim for around 1/2 pound of shrimp per person. Toss in some smoked sausage and you will not need as much.

What Type Of Cajun Seasoning Do You Use In A Shrimp Boil

The two biggest seasoning mixes are the Old Bay Seasoning which is a classic for shrimp boils, and the other is Creole. Creole is easier to find in some areas so that is why it gets tossed into the mix. You can buy mild and hot versions of this, so make sure to check the labels.

shrimp boil with corn, potatoes, shrimp, and sausage in a rack made from in an air fryer

What To Serve With A Shrimp Boil

  • Cornbread | This is a tasty one to have on the side. Slather on some butter and enjoy the tasty combination.
  • Cocktail Sauce | Some will want to dip their shrimp in cocktail sauce, so I always recommend having that on hand.
  • Salads | Looking for a lighter side, consider tossing in a salad to the side, for people to make and enjoy.
  • Lemons | Always pair a shrimp boil with lemons. When you squeeze that fresh lemon on top of the mixture it will bring out so many new flavors to the mixture.
shrimp boil with corn, potatoes, shrimp, and sausage in a rack made from in an air fryer

Best Way To Store Leftover Air Fryer Shrimp Boil

Take any leftovers you have and place them in an airtight container. Then store 2-3 days. Use your best judgment on if the boil is looking like it is going bad.


To reheat simply warm up in the microwave, or toss in the Air Fryer for a few minutes to heat it up that way. The shrimp will change in texture so make sure not to overheat or it will become rubbery.

shrimp boil with corn, potatoes, shrimp, and sausage in a rack made from in an air fryer

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Air Fryer Shrimp Boil Recipe
Yield: 6

Air Fryer Shrimp Boil Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This Air Fryer Shrimp Boil Recipe is easy to make, quick and gives you all those must-have flavors in a shrimp boil recipe. Give this shrimp boil a try.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound baby yellow potatoes sliced
  • 3 ears corn, cut crosswise into 3 to 6 pieces
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 (12.8-ounce) package smoked andouille sausage, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer or air fryer oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Lightly coat your airflow tray or fryer basket with nonstick spray.
  3. In a large pot or Instant Pot (about 4 mins hight pressure) with salted water parboil potatoes and corn, just until tender.
  4. In a large bowl, combine butter, garlic and Old Bay seasoning.
  5. Stir everything together with the butter mixture, combine well.
  6. Place into the air fryer or air fryer oven and bake for 6-8 minutes, or until the shrimp is pink
  7. Serve immediately with optional lemon wedges, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 392Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 207mgSodium 1565mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 4gSugar 4gProtein 23g

This dish is perfect to feed a crowd. Add the shrimp, add the potatoes, add corn, and maybe even some lemon wedges or lemon juice.

I like to add hot sauce to mine too because I love a little kick of flavor. I also use yellow onions.

No need to bring any water to a rolling boil, work with high heat on the stove, or cover the pot because everything is easier now.

Maybe you can try changing things up a little bit and making this recipe into a crab boil. Ever even heard of a seafood boil without having to bring to a boil some water?

How do you make shrimp boil from scratch?

The instructions on this site will teach you how to do just that. And you will be able to speed up the process by using your air fryer.

How long should you boil uncooked shrimp?

It only takes about 1-3 minutes to cook uncooked shrimp. Just make sure that you keep an eye on it and take it out when it is pink so you do not overcook it.

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