Blackened Fried Shrimp

Blackened Fried Shrimp

Summer lunch has never been more flavorful than with this pairing of fried shrimp atop a fresh, seasonal salad.

Blackened Fried Shrimp
Makes 4 servings
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined extra-large fresh shrimp (tails left on)
  • 1½ tablespoons blackening seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Summer Peach and Cucumber Salad (recipe follows), to serve
Summer Peach and Cucumber Salad
  • 1 (5-ounce) container fresh spring mix lettuces
  • 2 fresh peaches, pitted and sliced
  • ½ cup thinly sliced English cucumber, cut in half-moons
  • ½ cup feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons torn fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cane syrup
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°.
  2. In a small bowl, combine shrimp, blackening seasoning, and oil, stirring until well coated.
  3. Arrange shrimp in an even layer in air fryer. Cook, turning halfway through, until firm and browned, about 5 minutes. Serve with Summer Peach and Cucumber Salad.
Summer Peach and Cucumber Salad
  1. In a large bowl, stir together lettuces, peaches, cucumber, feta, and basil.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, cane syrup, oil, salt, and red pepper.
  3. Pour vinegar mixture over salad mixture; gently toss to combine.



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