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How to Cook Fish in the Air Fryer

Whether you’re on a diet or not, eating fish is great for your health. From Salmon’s omega-3-fatty-acids to low-fat, low-calorie tilapia, most doctors recommend grilled, baked, or broiled fish as a part of a healthy way of eating. With its health benefits and diverse methods of preparation, it is ideal to learn how to cook fish in the air fryer. Keep in mind, even if it’s dipped in delicious batter, air fried fish is always healthier prepared without oil or with minimal oil.  For those interested in giving it a try, here’s how to cook fish in the air fryer.

Choosing the Right Settings for Cooking Fish in the Air Fryer

When prepared correctly fish should be tender, flaky, and cooked thoroughly. Even when dipped in batter, as with fried catfish or fish and chips, the fish should be crispy on the outside and moist and flaky on the inside. With this in mind, you’ll need to set your temperature and timer to the right settings for the perfect finish.

The timing and temperature settings will depend upon which air fryer brand you use, as well as how large a capacity your air fryer can handle. Most air fryer brands come equipped with preset buttons for a variety of foods, including fish. We recommend trying out the presetting for fish on your air fryer, checking it frequently and adjusting accordingly.

Type of Fish

The prep time and temperature also depends upon the type of fish you are cooking. For instance, a thicker cut like salmon or tuna steak will need to cook longer than catfish or tilapia.

As a general rule, however, fish typically cooks in the air fryer at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes or 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

However, if you would rather forego the guessing game and follow a recipe, here are two of our favorite recipes for fish in the air fryer.

Recipe Favorites for Cooking Fish in the Air Fryer

  1. Air Fryer Salmon with Lemon and Rosemary
  2. Air Fryer Fish and Chips


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