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Reheating Fish in the Air Fryer

Reheating fish in the air fryer has never been easier – crispy, evenly heated, and deliciously fresh. Say goodbye to soggy leftovers and welcome culinary perfection!

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flip salmon fillets to cook evenly in air fryer

Reviving the deliciousness of leftover fish has never been this effortless and rewarding! No more wondering how to reheat fried fish – I’ve got all the tips and tricks for you! 

Say goodbye to soggy disappointments and hello to crispy perfection. Whether it’s fish and chips, tender cod, or a savory baked fish, the air fryer is your culinary savior.

Reheating fish in the air fryer couldn’t be simpler. The hot air circulation ensures even heating, giving you a crispy outer layer while keeping the inside moist and flaky. No more worries about oil splatters or uneven cooking!

You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to reheat salmon in the air fryer and turn it into a delightful feast. Whether you’re a seafood lover or just looking to make the most of your meals, the air fryer is your secret weapon.

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Enjoy your favorite fish dishes just like they were freshly made, without any fuss. Say hello to stress-free methods to reheat fried fish in the air fryer and savor the goodness!

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How to Reheat Fish in the Air Fryer

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

Follow these instructions to reheat non-breaded fish like salmon in the air fryer.

STEP ONE: Preheat your air fryer to 370 degrees F. 

STEP TWO: Lay your fish in the air fryer in a single layer. 

STEP THREE: Reheat fish in the air fryer for 3-4 minutes, gently flipping halfway through. 

Fried fish in air fryer basket being reheated

How to Reheat Fried Fish in the Air Fryer

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

Follow these instructions to reheat fried fish in the air fryer or other types of fish with breading.

STEP ONE: Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F. 

STEP TWO: Lay your fish in the air fryer in a single layer. 

STEP THREE: Reheat fish in the air fryer for 3-4 minutes or until the outside is crispy. Make sure to flip them halfway through.

What to Serve With Baked Fish

Tips to Best Reheat Fish in the Air Fryer

  • If the filet is extra thick, increase the reheating time in the air fryer by 1-2 minutes.
  • Work in batches, especially if pieces are different sizes or thickness.
  • Gently flip the fish halfway through reheating in the air fryer to ensure even crispiness on both sides.
  • For fish with a drier coating, add a spritz of cooking oil to the surface — it will add some needed moisture and help it crisp back up.
salmon inside air fryer basket

Variations for Reheating Fish in the Air Fryer

  • Drizzle melted butter over filets, whether fried or plain. It’s the best way to add moisture and flavor!
  • Add a touch of lemon juice to the fish before reheating in the air fryer for a zesty kick.
  • Instead of serving leftover fish as is, incorporate it into a salad or pasta dish.
  • Reheat salmon in the air fryer with extra sauce or seasonings to really boost the flavor. Plus, the sauce will turn into a sticky glaze!
  • For an added kick, sprinkle chili flakes or cayenne pepper on the fish before reheating in the air fryer.

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Can I Reheat Frozen Fish in the Air Fryer?

Yes, frozen fish can be reheated in the air fryer. Just increase the reheating time to 6-7 minutes and flip them after 4 minutes. 

Should I Cover the Fish While Reheating in the Air Fryer?

No, it’s not necessary to cover the fish — in fact, it won’t reheat evenly if you do!

Air fryers work by circulating hot air around the food, and a cover would get in the way of that. If you find that your filets are getting too crispy, simply lower the temperature and increase the time as needed.

Can I Reheat Fish in the Air Fryer with Sauce or Marinade? 

Sauce, yes, but be careful not to add too much. Marinated fish can be air fried, but don’t add the marinade itself. It will smoke and burn, creating a mess in your air fryer basket.

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Yield: 1 Serving

Reheating Fish in the Air Fryer

flip salmon fillets to cook evenly in air fryer

Reheating fish in the air fryer has never been easier - crispy, evenly heated, and deliciously fresh. Say goodbye to soggy leftovers and welcome culinary perfection!

Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-2 Leftover Fish Filet

Instructions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 370 degrees F. 
  2. Lay your fish in the air fryer in a single layer. 
  3. Reheat fish in air fryer for 3-4 minutes, gently flipping halfway through.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 149mgSodium: 180mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 38g

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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