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Air Fried Shrimp Scallop Fritters | Asian Style Easy Recipe |

Crispy & delicious shrimp scallop fritters…

These fritters are truly a seafood lover’s delight. If you are a seafood lover, you gotta try this recipe. Easy recipe and tastes delightful.

I’ve added both shrimp & scallops for making these fritters. If you don’t have scallops, just make them with shrimp. This is Asian style, hence adding a few simple Asian ingredients. And yes, we need a dipping sauce that will elevate the taste of these fritters. Sharing an easy soy-sesame dipping sauce.

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Air Fried Shrimp Scallop Fritters | Asian Style Easy Recipe |
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 6 Fritters
For making fritters
  • Shrimp, large- 5
  • Baby scallops- 30
  • Green onions, chopped- 2 tbsp
  • Ground black pepper- a few pinches
  • Salt- ⅛ tsp
  • Rice flour- ¼ cup
  • Soy sauce- 1 tsp
  • Water- 1 tbsp
  • Sesame oil- 1 tsp
For making dipping sauce
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium- 3 tbsp
  • Apple cider vinegar- 1 tbsp (or add rice vinegar)
  • Green onions, minced- 1 tbsp
  • Pure sesame oil- 1 tsp
  • Roasted sesame seeds, crushed- 1 tsp
  1. I've taken both shrimp & scallops, dice them finely.
  2. If you don't have scallops, you can make this with just shrimp; take 15 large shrimp & dice them finely.
  3. Add the diced shrimp & scallops to a bowl & add all the other ingredients for making the fritters except sesame oil.
  4. Combine well, add just enough water to bind everything. Don't make into a watery mixture.
  5. I've air-fried the fritters in my Instant Pot duo crisp & air fryer, any model air fryer can be used.
  6. Place the air fryer basket into the stainless steel pot & place the broil tray in the air fryer basket.
  7. Line the broil tray with parchment paper.
  8. Take 1 tablespoon of the fritter mixture & place it on the parchment paper.
  9. Drizzle some sesame oil on the top.
  10. Close the pot with the air fryer lid.
  11. Select air fry, set the time to 10 minutes, temperature should be 400 F or 200 C.
  12. After 10 minutes of air frying, open the lid.
  13. Flip the fritters over, close the pot with the lid & air fry for another 5 more minutes at 400 F.
  14. After total of 15 minutes of air frying, open the lid & transfer the fritters to a plate.
  15. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients mentioned 'for making the dipping sauce'. Combine well.
  16. Dip the crispy fritters in the dipping sauce & enjoy.
  17. This recipe will yield 6 fritters, for making more double or triple the recipe.




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