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The Best Air Fryer Fish Recipes

The ultimate list of air fryer fish recipes all in one place will get your mouth watering for some delicious seafood!

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What Kind of Fish Can You Air Fry?

The air fryer is so versatile that you can air fry fish of any kind. This includes tilapia, salmon, cod, white fish, haddock, fried fish, fish tacos, and more.

I’ve included air fryer fish recipes for all of the above and more for the best way to air fry fish of all varieties.

If you’re a pescatarian or just a fish lover, you’re going to love knowing how to cook fish in the air fryer. It flakes easily and comes out with so much flavor!

What to Serve with Fish in the Air Fryer

You can serve air fryer fish with foods like french fries (for fish and chips), hush puppies, potatoes, onion rings, corn on the cob, and other vegetables.

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And don’t forget to serve the air fried fish with tartar sauce or cocktail sauce!

Tips For How to Cook Fish in the Air Fryer

  • Cook the fish in a single layer in the air fryer basket or air fryer tray with space between each fish fillet for the most even cooking
  • Use a silicone liner or parchment round to help the fish avoid sticking and for easy clean up
  • Cooking fish in the air fryer with the skin side down first works the best to get the skin crispy and to keep the fish from sticking
  • Fresh fish air fries best, but you can use frozen when in a pinch! — but if you have time, thawing fish will result in the best fish taste
  • Check for fish doneness by either flaking the fish with a fork or using an Instant-Read Thermometer until the fish hits 140 to 145 degrees F.
  • Fish can be reheated in the air fryer too! Read our tips on how to reheat it here.

How Long to Air Fry Fish

This depends on the type of fish you are air frying along with the size and thickness of the fish.

Thin delicate fish will cook faster while thicker fish will need a little extra cooking time.

Use the below recipes to find the kind of fish or seafood you have and enjoy cooking the fish in the air fryer!

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Air Fryer Fish Recipes

A massive collection of fish recipes you can make in the air fryer. Includes shellfish as well for a full seafood menu.

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Yield: 2 servings

50 Best Air Fryer Fish Recipes

Garlic Salmon Air Fryer

A collection of the best air fryer seafood recipes including shellfish, including this flavorful garlic butter salmon.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 (6 ounce) skin-on salmon fillets, preferably wild-caught
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh Italian parsley, chopped (or 1/4 teaspoon dried
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees.
  2. Season the fresh salmon with salt and pepper then mix together the melted butter, garlic, and parsley in a bowl.
  3. Baste the salmon fillets with the garlic butter mixture and carefully place the salmon inside the air fryer side-by-side with the skin side down.
  4. Cook for approximately 10 minutes until salmon flakes easily with a knife or fork.
  5. Eat immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 341Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 309mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 25g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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