When you’re feeling a little fancy, but still down to Earth enough to want to use your air fryer… might I suggest this recipe for Air Fryer Bang Bang Lobster?!
My grocery store recently had lobster tails on sale, so of course I took advantage of this amazing deal!
One of the recipes I made were these lobster bites that we just kinda had as a snack.
I mean, it’s a darn good day if LOBSTER is your SNACK, am I right?!
Lightly breaded lobster bites that gets super crisp in the air fryer, then tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce, and then dipped in ranch is quite the yummy combo.
How to make Air Fryer Bang Bang Lobster
I have about a pound of lobster tails here (which, as I mentioned I got for such a great price, so look for when they go on sale).
The breading is just flour, Old Bay, kosher salt, and pepper mixed together.
And the bang bang sauce is made from mayo, sweet Thai chili sauce, and sriracha.
I removed the lobster shells and cut them into about 2 inch pieces.
And the sauce is made by combining 1/3 cup each of the mayo and sweet Thai chili sauce.
Along with a few tablespoons of sriracha according to your spice preference.
Crack an egg and beat with a fork in one bowl.
And put 1/2 cup flour along with Old Bay, kosher salt, and pepper in another bowl.
Then set up your breading station like this next to your air fryer.
First dip each lobster piece into the egg and then into the seasoned flour.
Then place them in the air fryer basket.
I sprayed my air fryer basket first with non stick spray to prevent sticking.
Then another spray over top right before cooking to help them get golden brown.
Set the air fryer to 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to prevent sticking.
A few of mine did still stick a little, but were easily removed with a fork.
Toss them in a container with a lid with the bang bang sauce to evenly coat.
Serve Air Fryer Bang Bang Lobster with lemon wedges and ranch for dipping 🙂
If you have some bang bang sauce left go ahead and serve that with the bites as well.
I also garnished with some parsley because I can’t resist a pretty pop of color.
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Air Fryer Bang Bang Lobster
Air Fryer Bang Bang Lobster is a recipe for crispy lobster bites cooked in the air fryer and tossed in an easy homemade bang bang sauce!
- 1 pound lobster tails (about 3 to 4 tails)
- 1/3 cup mayo
- 1/3 cup sweet Thai chili sauce
- 1 to 3 tablespoons sriracha (more or less depending on spice preference)
- 1/2 cup flour
- kosher salt, pepper, Old Bay (optional)
- 1 egg
- non stick cooking spray (I used avocado oil spray)
- Optional: chives or parsley for garnish, lemon wedges, ranch for dipping
Remove the lobster shells and cut the lobster into 1 1/2 to 2 inch pieces.
In a small bowl whisk together the mayo, sweet Thai chili sauce, and Sriracha to make the Bang Bang Sauce.
Put the flour in a small bowl and season with kosher salt, pepper, and Old Bay if using. Beat the egg in a separate bowl.
Spray the air fryer basket with non stick spray. Dip each lobster piece in the egg and then coat with the seasoned flour. Place the lobster in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Spray the cooking spray over top.
Set the air fryer to 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, shake the basket halfway through cooking.
Remove the lobster from the basket and toss it in a bowl with some of the bang bang sauce. Serve with any remaining bang bang sauce on the side and garnish with chives or parsley if desired, also with lemon wedges to squeeze over top and ranch for dipping.
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