Instant Pot Fried Shrimp

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If you are looking for a delicious and easy way to fulfill your seafood craving, give this tasty Instant Pot fried shrimp, made using your air fryer basket, a try. It's easy, healthy, fulfilling, and versatile.

Ready in just 20 minutes, you will enjoy the taste of crispy fried shrimp, combined with sauteed mushrooms and scallops, sure to impress any seafood lover.

Using the Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid, you get a crispy shrimp and delicious taste without much oil!

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Why This Recipe Works

This air-fried shrimp recipe is so versatile that it works as both a side dish and a main course. It's also a great recipe to alter to suit your own personal tastes. Substitute the shrimp for prawns, add some air-fried white fish, and even change up the flavors by including your favorite herbs, spices, and seasonings.

Ingredients

Mushrooms:

While the original recipe calls for shiitake and white mushrooms, you can get creative and use any type of mushroom you like with this Instant Pot fried shrimp recipe. In fact, you can even use mushrooms to make this a vegetarian-friendly recipe. Oyster mushrooms make an excellent meat substitute.

Scallops:

You can choose either fresh or frozen scallops to use in this air fryer recipe. However, if you do choose to use frozen scallops, you will want to add 1 or 2 minutes of cooking time, or simply allow them to thaw before cooking.

Shrimp Fritters:

The star of this dish, the breaded shrimp fritters, can be bought frozen and prepared for this recipe quite easily. However, you can also make your own homemade breaded shrimp fritters.

Using peeled and deveined shrimp, simply dredge them in some all-purpose flour, then in an egg wash, and finally in a bread crumb mixture consisting of either regular bread crumbs or panko breadcrumbs and your favorite seasonings. Finish off your breaded shrimp in air fryer or use the air fry function on your Instant Pot for some fresh golden brown fried shrimp.

Lemon Juice:

Anytime you are cooking seafood in your Instant Pot, it's important to add some citrus juice to help tenderize your fish during the cooking process.

Seasonings:

Even though this Instant Pot fried shrimp recipe only calls for salt and black pepper, you can always feel free to think outside the box and use whatever seasonings you like. Add some red pepper flakes and smoked paprika for a bit of kick, or keep it simple with some lemon pepper.

How to Make Instant Pot Fried Shrimp

Step One: Add butter, onions, and garlic to your Instant Pot and saute for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step Two: Add mushrooms, scallops, hoisin sauce, white wine, soy sauce, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Stir to incorporate.

Step Three: Pressure cook on high for 5 minutes.

Step Four: Wait for a natural release, carefully remove the lid, and set cooked mushrooms and scallops aside in a separate bowl.

Step Five: Insert your air fryer basket, coat it with cooking spray, and add shrimp fritters.

Step Six: Air fry for 6 minutes at 320F.

Step Seven: Plate your mushroom and scallop mixture into separate bowls, then place shrimp fritters on top.

Step Eight: Serve and Enjoy

Tips

  • If you are using frozen shrimp for this recipe, you'll want to add an additional minute or two to your cook time.
  • Ensure your shrimp is placed in the air fryer basket in a single layer, evenly spaced to ensure an even cook amongst your air-fried shrimp.

What to Serve With Instant Pot Fried Shrimp

You can serve this absolutely delicious Instant Pot fried shrimp recipe with a multitude of different side dishes and dipping sauces.

You can make your own tartar sauce using a cup of mayo, 2 teaspoons of relish, 1 teaspoon of yellow mustard, and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.

This crispy fried shrimp tastes great served atop a bed of Instant Pot basmati rice, alongside these Instant Pot green beans and potatoes, or steamed vegetables.

For more delicious ideas, check out What to Serve With fried shrimp.

FAQs

How long can Instant Pot fried shrimp leftovers be stored?

This Instant Pot fried shrimp recipe is always best served fresh. However, if you do wind up with leftovers, seafood will only stay good in the fridge for 1 or 2 days.

Can I double the recipe?

If you require a larger portion of this Instant Pot fried shrimp, you can always double the recipe. You will likely have to split your shrimp in half and cook them separately. The shrimp should be placed in the air fryer basket in one layer, separately spaced. Overlapping them during the cooking process can create soggy, unevenly cooked shrimp.

Is Instant Pot fried shrimp healthy?

Mushrooms and seafood are excellent sources of protein with very little saturated fats. This fried shrimp recipe is also an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants. Pairing this recipe with a delicious vegetable side dish will further boost its nutritional value.

Can I make the recipe without Air Fryer Lid?

You can make this recipe using the air fryer lid, regular air fryer or an oven.

If you still want to make shrimp in your Instant Pot without air fryer function, check out the amazing recipes bellow.]

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Instant Pot Fried Shrimp

Try this Instant Pot fried shrimp recipe for a hearty and delicious seafood dinner that is ready in just 20 minutes!
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Japanese
Keyword: Fried Shrimp, shrimp
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup onions chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic diced
  • ½ cup shiitake mushrooms sliced
  • cup white mushrooms sliced
  • ½ lb scallops
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce for the air fryer basket
  • ½ cup white wine
  • cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb shrimp fritters

Instructions

  • Add butter, onions, and garlic to your Instant Pot and saute for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • Add mushrooms, scallops, hoisin sauce, white wine, soy sauce, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Stir to incorporate. 
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • Wait for a natural pressure release (or for at least 20 minutes). Once done, open the lid and set cooked mushrooms and scallops aside.
  • Insert the air fryer basket and add shrimp fritters.
  • Air Fry at 320 °F for 6 minutes.
  • Plate your mushroom and scallop mixture, then top with your shrimp fritters. 
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 274kcal Carbohydrates: 18g Protein: 27g Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 4g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0.2g Cholesterol: 172mg Sodium: 2275mg Potassium: 574mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 8g Vitamin A: 383IU Vitamin C: 6mg Calcium: 89mg Iron: 2mg

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Notes

  • If you are using frozen shrimp for this recipe, you'll want to add an additional minute or two to your cook time.
  • Ensure your shrimp is placed in the air fryer basket in a single layer, evenly spaced to ensure an even cook amongst your air-fried shrimp.
  • You can use store-bought shrimp fritters or make them at home.
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