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Lemon Basil Shrimp with Fries

This meal recipe is a complete meal and a delight to both prepare and eat.

Fully loaded lemon basil shrimp dinner plate.
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Lemon Basil Shrimp with Fries

This is a delicious quick gluten-free meal which can be prepared quickly at home.
Prep Time10 minutes
Active Time30 minutes
Soaking potatoes30 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potato, shrimp
Yield: 2 servings
Calories: 447kcal
Author: Chef Verde


  • 1 lbs Shrimp large, peeled and deveined, tails intact
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 dash kosher salt
  • 1 dash freshly ground pepper optional
  • 1 lbs red potatoes


The Lemon Basil Shrimp

  • Preheat  air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  • In a bowl, toss together the shrimp, spices, lemon juice and olive oil. Let it set for 5 - 10 minutes. (Longer also works if you prepare ahead of time.)
    Lemon Basil Shrimp
  • Add shrimp in the fry basket and cook for 10 minutes. 
    Lemon basil shrimp in air fryer ready to fry.
  • Transfer the shrimp to a serving bowl and keep warm.
    Air Fried lemon basil shrimp

French Fries (prepare at the same time, but begin before shrimp.)

  • Use french fry cutter to cut the fires.
    Making potato fries with chopping machine
  • Soak raw cut fires in water for 30 minutes. 
    Click for 30 minute timer
    Raw potato fries soaking in water
  • Drain potatoes and toss with 1 tbsp of olive oil and add to air fryer.
    Raw potato fries lightly oiled and in air fryer.
  • Fry at 400 F for 20-30 minutes, checking every 7 minutes for 'doneness.' We like our fries really done and crispy, so we go for longer at high temps.

Serve Shrimp and Fries

  • Place Shrimp and Fries in bowls
  • Serve


Serve hot. Serves 2.


Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 571mg | Sodium: 1875mg | Potassium: 1213mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 31.7mg | Calcium: 352mg | Iron: 6.5mg