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Gorton's Beer Batter Shrimp - Air Fryer

box of gortons beer batter shrimp

Air Fryer Gorton's Beer Batter Shrimp


Introduction

Indulge in the savory crunch of Gorton's Beer Batter Shrimp, cooked to perfection in your air fryer. These shrimp are enveloped in a light, crispy beer batter, offering a delightful texture and rich flavor that's sure to please any seafood lover.


The air fryer method not only simplifies the cooking process but also provides a healthier alternative to deep frying, ensuring each shrimp is evenly cooked with a golden exterior and succulent interior. Perfect for a quick appetizer, snack, or meal, these beer batter shrimp will elevate your dining experience with minimal effort.



Ingredients List

  • 1 package of Gorton's Beer Batter Shrimp



Step by Step Cooking Instructions

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (204°C) for about 3-5 minutes to get it ready for cooking.

  • Arrange the beer batter shrimp in the air fryer basket in a single layer, ensuring they are not touching to allow for even cooking.

  • Cook for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through to ensure even browning and crispiness on all sides.

  • Serve hot, allowing them to cool for a minute before serving to enjoy the full depth of flavor and texture.

freshly cooked gorton beer batter shrimp on a tray with sauces

Pro Tips and Suggestions

  • Serve these beer batter shrimp with a side of tartar sauce, cocktail sauce, or a squeeze of fresh lemon to enhance their flavor.

  • Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray before adding the shrimp to prevent sticking and achieve an extra crispy finish.

  • Avoid overcrowding the air fryer to ensure the shrimp cook evenly and the batter becomes perfectly crispy.

  • Complement the shrimp with a side of fries, coleslaw, or a fresh salad for a complete meal.



Interesting Alterations You May Want to Try

  • For a spicy twist, sprinkle some Cajun seasoning on the shrimp before cooking.

  • Dip the cooked shrimp in a bowl of garlic butter for a rich, flavorful treat.

  • Pair with a zesty lime aioli or a spicy sriracha mayo for dipping to add a kick.

  • Incorporate the shrimp into tacos or a po'boy sandwich for a delicious seafood meal.



Key Takeaways and Calories

  • Gorton's Beer Batter Shrimp cooked in the air fryer offer a delightful alternative to traditional frying, cutting down on oil without compromising taste.

  • This cooking method is quick, easy, and perfect for creating a gourmet snack or meal with minimal cleanup.

  • Each serving of beer batter shrimp contains approximately 230 calories, making it a satisfying yet mindful choice.

  • The air fryer ensures that the shrimp are evenly cooked, achieving a perfect balance of crispy batter and tender, juicy seafood.



Conclusion

Air Fryer Gorton's Beer Batter Shrimp bring a gourmet touch to your kitchen, combining the ease of air frying with the classic taste of beer-battered seafood. Whether you're hosting a gathering, enjoying a family meal, or simply treating yourself, these shrimp are a perfect choice.


Enjoy the convenience of a delicious, restaurant-quality dish at home, ready in minutes and sure to satisfy your cravings for crispy, flavorful seafood.

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