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Air Fryer Halibut

This quick air fryer halibut will make your week that much easier. Using halibut or any white fish, lemon juice and some dried herbs you’ll have a deliciously flavorful dish ready in minutes. Pair it with your favorite sides or turn it into a fish sandwich. 

Why you'll love this recipe

  • This air fryer halibut recipe is quick, easy and ready in minutes. 
  • Minimal ingredients and clean up using the air fryer. 
  • No baking necessary.
  • Pair with your favorite sides for a perfectly well rounded meal. 

Can you roast the fish in the oven instead?

Absolutely! Using the same ingredients and instructions as provided for the air fryer halibut place the halibut on a foil lined baking sheet and place in a pre heated oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for 10-20 minutes until the fish flakes easily with a fork or reads 135 degrees Fahrenheit with a meat thermometer. 

What to look for when buying store bought halibut

“At the market, look for white, glossy flesh, avoiding any cuts that look dull, yellowish or dried out. Halibut also retains moisture well when frozen.” Check out this blog post on Food Network for more information. We use fresh caught for this air fryer halibut recipe.

What air fryer do you use?

I have the COSORI Air Fryer Oven Combo 5.8QT Max XL Large Cooker, linked here. I do find it is pretty loud in the kitchen but it gets the job done and makes perfect air fryer halibut. We have had it for years without any issues.

We use our air fryer all the time for recipes like Air Fryer Blackened Chicken and Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll Ups

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Ingredients and Substitutes:

These are the main ingredients and substitutions. See recipe card below for full ingredients list and instructions for Air Fryer Halibut.

Halibut: “At the market, look for white, glossy flesh, avoiding any cuts that look dull, yellowish or dried out. Halibut also retains moisture well when frozen.” We use fresh caught, vacuum sealed and frozen halibut that my in-laws or husband catch every summer. While I do understand that is not available to everyone you can definitely find some great quality fish in stores. You can substitue with other white fish like tilapia or cod. Do note the filet thickness prior to cooking and adjust the time as needed. 

Seasonings: dried dill, garlic powder, salt and pepper are the only seasonings used in this recipe. You can spice it up with some chili powder or cayenne pepper. 

Lemon: lemon adds the perfect amount of tang to the fish. 

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How to make air fryer halibut:

Step 1

Preheat your air fryer.

Step 2

While the air fryer heats, prep your halibut filets by patting dry and cutting into serving sizes as desired. You can cut into 4 – 4 oz. filets or 2 – 8 oz. filets. 

Step 3

Top filets with fresh squeezed lemon juice. Evenly cover the filets with dried dill, garlic powder, salt and pepper and place in a foil lined air fryer tray skin side down. Be sure to spray the foil with non stick spray before placing the filets on top. If your halibut has skin on, the skin will stick to the foil when you take it out, this is ok. If you filets do not have skin be sure to coat the foil well with non stick spray or oil. 

Step 4

Air fry the filets at 350 for 6 minutes. Remove and check if done. The thicker the filets the longer you will need to cook them. I suggest started with 6 minutes (thinner filets will be done at this time) and cook for 3 minute increments after until fully cooked. 

The filets pictured were about 2″ thick and took approximately 12 minutes to cook through. 

Note: every air fryer temp and time will vary. The air fryer halibut is done when it fakes with a fork. 

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What to serve with this recipe?

You can serve this air fryer halibut with mashed potatoes, sauteed vegetables, rice or even make fish tacos, burgers and sandwiches. 

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If you like this recipe be sure to check out some of our other easy air fryer recipes!

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Ingredients

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1 lbs. fresh Halibut filets, thawed
1/4 lemon, juiced
1/2 tsp. dried dill
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Fresh Cacked Pepper

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 4 oz. filet (raw)
124 Calories
3 Fat (g)
0 Carbs (g)
24 Protein (g)
0 Dietary Fiber (g)

Directions

1.

Pre heat the air fryer.
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While the air fryer heats, prep your halibut filets by patting dry and cutting into serving sizes as desired. You can cut into 4 - 4 oz. filets or 2 - 8 oz. filets.
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3.

Top filets with fresh squeezed lemon juice. Evenly cover the filets with dried dill, garlic powder, salt and pepper and place in a foil lined air fryer tray skin side down. Be sure to spray the foil with non stick spray before placing the filets on top. If your halibut has skin on, the skin will stick to the foil when you take it out, this is ok. If you filets do not have skin be sure to coat the foil well with non stick spray or oil.
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Air fry the filets at 350 for 6 minutes. Remove and check if done. The thicker the filets the longer you will need to cook them. I suggest started with 6 minutes (thinner filets will be done at this time) and cook for 3 minute increments after until fully cooked. The filets pictured were about 2" thick and took approximately 12 minutes to cook through.
Note: every air fryer temp and time will vary. The air fryer halibut is done when it fakes with a fork.
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