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Air Fryer Sriracha Shrimp

Looking for a fun and tasty shrimp recipe? Try this Air Fryer Sriracha Shrimp for a quick, easy, and spicy treat!
sriracha shrimp on a plate

What is Sriracha Shrimp?  My Sriracha Shrimp are marinated in a spicy sauce and then cooked in an air fryer.  It’s a quick way to add some zip to your family’s meal rotation or impress your guests with an appetizer before the big game. 

raw shrimp marinating in sriracha sauce and spices

Ingredients

What kind of shrimp should I use?  I used tail-off shrimp in my Sriracha Shrimp, but you can use tail-on if you prefer. Just make sure you buy peeled and de-veined shrimp to save time.
 
Is Sriracha Shrimp gluten-free?  Yes!  It can be dairy-free, as well!  Simply substitute your preferred dairy-free butter for the regular variety.  This is a great recipe to serve family members or guests with food sensitivities without sacrificing taste. 
marinated sriracha shrimp in an air fryer

Preparation

Can I add more Sriracha sauce to the marinade?  Absolutely!  More Sriracha sauce equals more heat!  If your family likes spicy food, this is the way to make it!

Do I add the marinade to the air fryer?  No!  Make sure you drain the excess marinade off of your Sriracha Shrimp before you place them in the air fryer basket.  

cooked sriracha shrimp in an air fryer

Pro Tips

Why are my shrimp tough?  Oops!  You’ve overcooked them.  Overcooked shrimp with taste tough and rubbery.  Be careful to monitor your air fryer’s cook time and temperature so your Sriracha Shrimp cook up tender and juicy.  
 
sriracha shrimp on a plate with garnish

Serving Suggestions

How do I serve Sriracha Shrimp?  Sriracha Shrimp makes a great appetizer or meal!  Serve it on a salad, in a wrap, or on an appetizer tray.  

Do I need a garnish for my Sriracha Shrimp?   Adding diced onion, cilantro, and/or sesame seeds to your Sriracha Shrimp will give it some “plate appeal” as well as increasing the overall complexity of the dish’s flavors. 

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sriracha shrimp on a plate

Sriracha Shrimp

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Looking for a fun and tasty shrimp recipe? Try this Air Fryer Sriracha Shrimp for a quick, easy, and spicy treat!
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Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:6 mins
marinate:30 mins
Total Time:41 mins

Ingredients

  • 12 oz shrimp peeled and de-veined
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha Sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter can use dairy free butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari for gluten free
  • Juice from 1/2 fresh squeezed lime

Instructions

  • Thaw shrimp if frozen and pat dry
  • Mix together 1 1/2 tablespoons of the Sriracha plus the melted butter, honey and soy sauce
  • Add shrimp to mixture and cover and let marinate in fridge for 30 minutes
  • Drain excess marinade and add shrimp to air fryer basket
  • Cook at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes until cooked through, tossing once or twice
  • Serve with diced onion, cilantro, sesame seeds or as desired

Notes

  • Use peeled and de-veined to save time
  • Add more Sriracha for more heat
  • Do not to overcook the shrimp or they will get tough

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 226mg | Sodium: 1247mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 142IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Servings: 4
Calories: 151kcal

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