There are many ways to “fry” seafood in this hot air machine. Because I happen to be forgetful and dinner doesn’t always get defrosted in time.
If you’re forgetful like me, this tip will come in really handy when you want to make any air fryer fish recipes for dinner. Below I will share with you how to use a light layer of bread crumbs too.
I guess another plus to this way of cooking seafood is if you or someone in your house is sensitive to the smell, it will stay more contained. Whether it’s caught on a line out of the nearby river, or store bought it is always a winner for dinner.
If you’re new and just testing out air fried foods you may just have the Instant Pot Crippled. Having a designated, contained air fryer basket just gets everything crispier.
Any white fish would be fairly similar when it comes to the 12-minute cooking time. With a side of ketchup and tartar sauce, it is a quick and easy meal everyone in your household will really love.
Each one is quite high in protein though so unlike a burger or pasta you won’t need a huge serving for each person. You can go comfort food style with fries, or sweet potato chips too.
Make it fun if you do by using hot dog baskets or thick paper as cones. In just 12 minutes you’ll have tender flaky fish in an air fryer everyone is sure to enjoy.
You still get that nice crispy outside you love in a healthier way. It is a nice change to add a bit of flavor and texture.
You can use Italian breadcrumbs, or Dot’s pretzel crumble on the outside for a TON of over the top flavors. Follow the directions on our airfryertilapia post and see which way you like the best.
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Fresh tilapia, Garlic, herbs, oil and salt and pepper is all you need for a flavorful fish recipe the whole family will love! While it is healthy you won’t feel like you are missing out on any flavor, even though this is a fish recipe without breading.
In a small bowl, stir together olive oil, chopped fresh chives, chopped fresh parsley, minced garlic along with salt and pepper (to taste). You’ll want to make sure you go long enough to get your fish a golden brown color and so that your tilapia flakes easy with a fork and is opaque (no longer translucent).
While it is typically a good idea to turn or shake the basket for even browning in an air fryer, it is not necessary for this tilapia recipe. With larger pieces of tilapia, it is nearly impossible to turn over your fish without breaking it unless you cut your fillets into smaller portions.
This recipe results in flavorful fish that is flaky and a beautiful golden brown. Get golden brown and flaky fish every time by cooking your tilapia in the air fryer.
Pat fresh tilapia fillets dry with paper towel. In small bowl, stir together olive oil, chives, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper.
Cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork and is no longer translucent. This air fryer tilapia recipe will teach you how to cook tilapia perfectly every time in your air fryer, with your choice of seasoning and flavors.
I love a lean fish dinner, and this air fryer tilapia is one of my favorites. You can add the frozen fish fillets straight to your air fryer, and have dinner ready in 15 minutes.
I used to cook my fish either in the oven or in a skillet on my stove top. However, since I bought my air fryer, it’s quickly become my favorite method for cooking any fish, including tilapia.
I love using my air fryer for this, because it preheats in a matter of minutes, it doesn’t require any extra oil, and cooks my fish in the same amount of time every time. The result is perfect, tender fish, every single time.
Tilapia is a white fish, quite similar to base, sea bass or cod. I’ve noticed that it seems to be more commonly found on the American continents, while it’s not so easy to find in Europe and the UK.
However, it also tastes great with Mediterranean or Asian style flavor combinations. Tilapia both tastes and behaves like other white fish.
If you can’t find tilapia in your store, don’t worry, you can cook any other white fish using the same method! If you can’t find tilapia in your local store, you can also air fry any other lean white fish using this method.
Air fry the fish for about 4-7 minutes, depending on the size of your fillets and the efficiency of your air fryer. If the fish flakes at the touch, they are ready to serve.
Add it back to the basket, and air fry for another 5-7 minutes, depending on the size of your fish. The tilapia is ready to serve when it flakes at the touch of a fork.
I therefore highly recommend air frying the frozen fish for a few minutes to allow the surface to thaw before you add any seasoning. If they are thawed, you can cook them following the instructions for using fresh fish.
I typically just eyeball the amount until there’s a thin layer of seasoning on the fish, but aim to use about ½ tsp in total on each fish fillet. Tex Mex: Use taco seasoning, or a combination of salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder and cumin.
Don’t leave the fish in the air fryer for too long. Keep in mind that white fish is lean and light, which means that you will want to serve it with a filling side dish to complete the meal.
You can try using a miss glaze, chili lime marinade or teriyaki sauce. Other white fish: Although this recipe uses tilapia, you can follow the exact same instructions to air fry sea bass, cod and other white fish.
This airfryertilapia recipe will teach you how to cook tilapia perfectly every time in your air fryer, with your choice of seasoning and flavors. If you're cooking a large amount, you might have to air fry the fish in several batches.
Remove it from the air fryer basket, and season well on both sides. Add it back to the basket, and air fry for another 5-7 minutes, depending on the size of your fish.
The tilapia is ready to serve when it flakes at the touch of a fork. I typically just eyeball the amount until there’s a thin layer of seasoning on the fish, but aim to use about ½ tsp in total on each fish fillet.