Twisted Air Fryer Shrimp Tacos


It only takes a short time to assemble these air fried shrimp tacos with the help of an air fryer. Oh and did you know the shell on a shrimp is edible?! That's something my fishmonger told me! I wasn't brave enough to try it, but feel free to, if you want!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
46 mins


  • 1 pound extra large shrimp (16-20 per lb.), shell on, deveined


  • ¼ cup vodka

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • 1 (5 ounce) package finely chopped lettuce

  • 6 (6 inch) tortillas, warmed

  • ¼ cup fresh chopped cilantro

  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 1 bunch chopped green onions, white parts only

  • 3 tablespoons crema con sal (salted Mexican-style sour cream)

  • ¼ cup shredded Mexican cheese blend, or to taste


  1. Combine vodka, orange juice, garlic, cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, paprika, and cayenne in a resealable plastic bag. Add shrimp and marinate for 20 minutes.

  2. Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 5 minutes.

  3. Drain off marinade and air-fry shrimp for 6 minutes.

  4. Divide chopped salad amongst tortillas. Add cilantro, bell pepper, and the white parts of the green onion. Roughly chop shrimp (optional) and add to the tacos. Top with crema con sal and cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

233 Calories
7g Fat
19g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 233
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 170mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 44mg 222%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 430mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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