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This shrimp scampi recipe has it all — it's buttery, garlicky, lemony, and gets a hint of heat from crushed red pepper and bright herbal flavor from basil. The air fryer makes it especially easy. You start the sauce in a pan in the air fryer, then add the shrimp and remaining sauce ingredients. Once the shrimp is cooked, just toss it with cooked linguine and you're ready to go. For a deeper sweet seafood flavor in the sauce, leave the shells on the shrimp. You can also serve the shrimp with crusty bread instead of pasta if you'd prefer.


Credit: Photo by Huge Galdones / Food Styling by Christina Zerkis

Recipe Summary

15 mins
35 mins


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  • Cook pasta in a large pot of generously salted water according to package directions. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.

  • While pasta cooks, place an 8-inch cake pan in fry basket of a large air fryer. Preheat air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes. Place wine, butter, oil, garlic, and crushed red pepper in cake pan (butter should start melting immediately). Cook until butter is completely melted and wine is slightly reduced, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Stir together black pepper and 1 teaspoon of the salt in a medium bowl; add shrimp, and toss to combine. Add shrimp mixture to butter mixture in cake pan, stirring to coat; cook until shrimp are fully cooked through, about 5 minutes. Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, basil, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt .

  • Transfer shrimp mixture to pasta in a large bowl. Toss until pasta is evenly coated. Season with additional pepper and salt to taste. Transfer to a large platter, and garnish with additional basil.