Tender, juicy shrimp are coated with garlic and seasonings and quickly air fried in about 10 minutes. Don't skip the sauce, it adds a delicious, smoky chipotle flavor to the shrimp.
- 1/4 cup roasted red peppers (fire roasted if you prefer)
- 2 chipotle peppers & sauce*
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons chopped onion or chives
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning, or 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper
- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined-tail on
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Old Bay, or 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
- In a small food processor, mini chopper or by hand, mince the chipotle and roasted red peppers.
- Add the remaining sauce ingredients and mix until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Preheat the air fryer at 400°F. for 5 minutes.
- If using frozen shrimp, rinse under cool water to remove ice crystals. Pat dry. If using fresh, don't rinse, just pat dry.
- Combine the olive oil and seasoning mix and sprinkle over the shrimp, lightly pressing the seasoning into shrimp.
- Place shrimp in fryer and cook for 6 minutes.* Check for doneness. The shrimp will be light pink/orange and the tail will take on a "C" shape. If the shrimp has a slight gray color, it needs to cook another 1-2 minutes.*
- Serve with lemon slices and Baja sauce.
*I buy canned chipotle peppers with adobo sauce. If I want a recipe to be less spicy, I cut open the pepper and scrape out some of the seeds. (that's where the heat is)
*When you buy frozen shrimp, it has the count on the front of the bag. Mine said 16/20, which means there are an average of 16-20 shrimp per pound. These would be considered a large size.
*If you are cooking fresh shrimp, it may cook 1-2 minutes quicker. Frozen may need 1-2 minutes more. The key is to check at the shortest time. Check it for color and shape. Cook a bit longer if needed.
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