Air Fried Salt and Pepper Shrimp are so easy to make in your Air Fryer and is so much healthy than traditionally fried shrimp. Not to mention, they are absolutely delicious! Rice flour makes these air fried shrimp both crunchy and gluten-free.
Air Fried Salt and Pepper Shrimp
On top of this being a lighter version of fried shrimp, it’s also a gluten-free recipe. The rice flour makes the perfect crunchy coating for these Air Fried Salt and Pepper Shrimp and I love the crispy crunch it gives them.
I will tell you I tried these with cornstarch and they really weren’t as good as with rice flour. So I’d take the time to get rice flour for air fried shrimp. Once you have it, you can use rice flour to make other breaded air fryer dishes as well.
Outside of traditional peppercorns, the Sichuan peppercorns give this Air Fried Salt and Pepper Shrimp such an amazing spice profile. They’re different from regular peppercorns. They’re just the right amount of spice but more importantly, they make your tongue slightly numb and tingly which is a lot of fun.
If you don’t have those, try using regular ground pepper and see if you like the recipe. If you do, you can get Sichuan peppercorns for a change.
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Use your Air Fryer to make amazing Air Fried Salt and Pepper Shrimp! Rice flour keeps this gluten-free and adds the perfect crunch!
- 2 teaspoons black peppercorns ground
- 2 teaspoons Sichuan peppercorns ground
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 pound shrimp 21-25 per pound
- 3 tablespoons rice flour
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 teaspoons sugar
Heat a saucepan on medium heat and roast the black peppercorns and sichuan peppercorns together for 1-2 minutes until you can smell the aroma from the peppercorns. Allow them to cool.
Add salt and sugar, and using a mortar and pestle, crush the spices together to form a coarse powder.
Place shrimp in a large bowl. Add the spices, rice flour and oil, and mix well until the shrimp are well-coated.
Place the shrimp in the airfryer basket, trying to keep them in as flat a layer as possible. You may want to use a rack, and place half the shrimp in the basket and the other half on the rack.
Spray well with additional oil.
Set the air fryer to 325F and cook for 8-10 minutes, tossing halfway through.
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