Looking for a quick and easy way to cook frozen fish? Look no further than your air fryer! In this blog post, we’ll show you how to air fry frozen fish so that it comes out crispy and delicious every time. We’ll also share some of our favorite air fryer recipes for fish. So whether you’re looking for a healthy weeknight meal or a fun weekend dinner party dish, we’ve got you covered.
Preheat your air fryer
Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees. Place the frozen fish in the air fryer basket and cook for 10 minutes. Flip the fish over and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes or until golden brown.
Season your fish
Season your fish with a light dusting of your favorite spices. We recommend using a blend of smoked paprika, garlic powder, and sea salt. You can also add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for extra flavor. Place your seasoned fish in the air fryer basket, making sure to not overcrowd it. Cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
Place the fish in the air fryer basket
Be sure to place the fish in the air fryer basket in a single layer. If your air fryer doesn’t have a basket, you can use a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure that the fish is not overcrowded in the basket, or it will not cook evenly.
Set the timer and temperature
Assuming you have an air fryer, the first thing you’ll want to do is set the timer and temperature. Most air fryers have a default setting of 375 degrees Fahrenheit, but depending on the size and type of fish you’re cooking, you may need to adjust this. For example, smaller fish like tilapia or flounder only need to be cooked for about 10 minutes, while larger fish like salmon or swordfish can take up to 20 minutes. Once you’ve set the timer and temperature, place your frozen fish in the air fryer basket and let it cook until it’s crispy and flakey. Enjoy!
Let the fish cook until it’s done
Assuming you are cooking a frozen fish fillet, the cook time will vary depending on the thickness of your fillet. We suggest checking the fish at the 3-4 minute mark. Gently prod with a fork to see if it flakes easily. If it does, it is done. If not, put it back in for 1-2 minutes more.
Remove the fish from the air fryer and enjoy!
After your fish has cooked in the air fryer, remove it from the basket and enjoy! If you want to crisp up the skin even more, you can put it back in for a minute or two. But be careful not to overcook the fish, or it will dry out.