Spoil Party Guests With This Delicious Air Fryer Shrimp Scampi Recipe

High in protein but low in carbs, calories, and fats, shrimp are a nice treat to introduce into your diet every once in a while. Make it extra delicious by following along with this amazing recipe that’s made especially easy by the use of an air fryer. It’s buttery, fresh, garlicky, and sure to impress!

Air Fryer Shrimp Scampi
Get The Ingredients Ready

To make four servings of this scrumptious recipe, you’ll need:

  • Five cups of dry white wine
  • Twelve ounces of uncooked linguini
  • A quarter of a cup of unsalted butter
  • A tablespoon and a teaspoon of minced garlic
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil
  • A teaspoon of crushed red pepper
  • One and a half teaspoons of salt – divided
  • Half a teaspoon of black pepper
  • A pound of shrimp – large, peeled, deveined, with tails on
  • A tablespoon of minced fresh basil
  • A teaspoon of lemon zest
  • Two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice

Fire Up the Air Fryer

Fill a large pot with water, salt it generously, and cook linguini according to package directions. Once cooked, drain and transfer to a big bowl. In the meantime, place a cake pan in the fry basket of a large air fryer. Preheat it to 400 Fahrenheit and place butter, wine, garlic, crushed red pepper, and oil in the pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until the butter melts and the wine starts to reduce.

Cooking Shrimps
Preparing the Shrimp

In a medium bowl, combine the black pepper and a teaspoon of salt. Toss in the shrimp to combine, then add the shrimp to the butter mixture in the cake pan, stirring to coat. Cook in the air fryer for about five minutes until the shrimp are cooked through. Add the lemon juice and zest, basil, and the remaining salt. Transfer to the pasta bowl and toss until evenly coated. Serve on a large platter garnished with some extra basil.