Shrimp scampi is a classic for good reason. Fresh shrimp, cooked until tender in garlic butter and served over pasta--what more does one need? Perhaps a dinner that comes together in under 30 minutes with minimal cleanup!
Preheat a 6-quart air fryer to 375 degrees F. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Zest the lemon in strips using a peeler, making sure to avoid the white pith. Cut the lemon in half, then cut one half into wedges for serving. Reserve the other half for squeezing.
Put the lemon zest, shrimp, thyme, garlic, bay leaf, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a cake pan and toss to combine. Spread the mixture out in the pan and dot the butter on top. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil.
Put the cake pan in the air fryer and cook until the butter is bubbling and the shrimp are opaque, 10 to 12 minutes. While the shrimp cook, boil the pasta according to the package instructions.
Discard the lemon zest, bay leaf and thyme from the shrimp mixture. Drain the pasta and return it to the pot. Pour the shrimp mixture over the pasta. Add the parsley and olive oil, squeeze in the juice from the reserved lemon half and toss to combine. Serve with lemon wedges.
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