Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Tapas on Avocado Toast
Air fryer bacon-wrapped shrimp or prawns served on tiny pieces of avocado toast make easy and always popular tapas. Crostini appetizers are always fun to eat and easy to make. These ones with bacon, shrimp and avocado will be quickly snapped up!
Make the crostini. Heat oven to 375° F. Use a sharp knife to slice a baguette into ¼ to ½ inch thick slices. Cut slighly on the diagonal. Brush lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Space on a baking sheet and place in pre-heated oven. Bake for 7 - 8 minutes or until golden brown, flipping once halfway through. Crostini should be lightly browned, lightly toasted but still "springy" in the middle. Remove from oven and rub with a cut garlic clove.
Use a fork to mash an avocado. Mix with the juice of one lime and a finely minced garlic clove.
Peel and devein the prawns or shrimp and pat dry.
Cut the bacon slices into thirds or half, depending on how long they are and on the size of the shrimp you're using. You want the bacon to wrap around the shrimp without overlapping too much so that none of the bacon is raw.
Brush the basket of your air fryer with a small amount of oil, or spray using an oil mister.
Preheat the air fryer to 390°F. for 3 minutes.
Place the bacon-wrapped shrimp on the air fryer basket, seam side down. Space apart so that the air can circulate. You may have to cook these in batches, depending on the size of your air fryer basket.
Fry for 6 minutes at 390°F. There's no need to flip them partway through.
Divide the avocado between the crostini slices. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper.
Top each with one bacon-wrapped shrimp and serve.
You can keep these air fryer appetizers low carb by serving without the crostini. Bacon-wrapped shrimp served with a toothpick are always the first to disappear from a grazing board!If you're using freshly caught prawns or shrimp, you'll probably find that they have so much flavour that no extra seasoning is necessary.However, if you're using bagged shrimp and you want to add flavour, toss the raw prawns with a small amount of Old Bay Seasoning, or with Cajun seasoning mix for an extra spicy flavour. You could even brush them with barbecue sauce before wrapping them with bacon.