Air Fryer Tempura Shrimp Recipe

  • Yield: 6
  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 9m
  • Ready In: 19m

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Carbohydrates

    34 g
  • Cholesterol

    436 mg
  • Fat

    10 g
  • Fiber

    2 g
  • Protein

    38 g
  • Saturated Fat

    5 g
  • Serving Size

  • Sodium

    1379 mg
  • Sugar

    2 g
  • Trans Fat

    0.3 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    4 g
  • Potassium

    212 mg
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Air Fryer tempura shrimp recipe. Create incredibly crispy and delicious tempura shrimp without the hassle. Just a few simple ingredients and your air fryer do the rest.

I serve it with Homemade Tempura Dipping Sauce.

What are the benefits of using an air fryer for preparing this dish?

Air fryers are a popular appliance that is used in many households. They can be used for cooking different types of dishes, like fried chicken, fries, and vegetables.

Air fryers use a high-pressure air stream to cook food. This means that you can get crispy and crunchy foods without using any oil or deep-frying them. The air fryer also heats up faster than ovens and other traditional cooking methods, so it saves time and energy as well.

Air fryers have been gaining popularity lately because they are healthier than other cooking methods. Air-fried foods contain less fat and calories because they don’t need to be cooked in oil or deep-fried like dishes prepared with traditional cooking methods do.

What is the difference between tempura and fried shrimp?

Tempura is a Japanese dish that consists of a batter, that is dipped in a mixture of egg and water, then coated with the ingredients of choice. Fried shrimp is simply shrimp that has been breaded and fried in oil.

The difference between tempura and fried shrimp is their preparation methods. Tempura uses a batter made from flour, eggs, and water to coat the ingredients before frying them. Fried shrimp are simply breaded and fried in oil.

How does shrimp differ in taste when air-fried vs. deep fried?

Air-fried shrimp is a popular dish in the United States. It is a dish that has been gaining popularity in recent years, and it has many benefits over traditional deep frying methods. Air-fried shrimp uses less oil than deep-frying, it’s healthier, and it’s less time-consuming to prepare.

Air-fried shrimp has a crisp texture that is achieved by cooking the food for short periods of time at high temperatures. The result is a light and flaky crust on the outside with moist meat on the inside.

Deep frying uses more oil than air-frying, which can cause health problems such as high cholesterol levels and heart disease. Deep frying also requires longer cooking times which can lead to overcooking or burning of food.

Air Fryer Tempura Shrimp Recipe

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  • 2 pounds (960 g) large raw shrimp, peeled, tails intact
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2½ cups Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


Step 1

In a medium mixing bowl, combine beaten eggs and 2 teaspoons of water. Whisk well.

Step 2

Dredge shrimp in all-purpose flour, then shake off any excess. Dip dredged shrimp into egg mixture, then roll in breadcrumbs.

Step 3

Transfer breaded shrimp to a baking sheet. Cook at 350º F (175º C) for 7-9 minutes.

Comments (4)

  1. posted by Teresa Hammond on January 15, 2022

    Is this for an air fryer or the oven?

    • posted by Slava Bond on January 15, 2022

      Hi, this recipe is for an air fryer. Regards.

  2. posted by Teresa Hammond on January 15, 2022

    Where does the oil come in at?

    • posted by Slava Bond on January 16, 2022

      Hi, you need to grease the baking sheet with vegetable oil. Regards.


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