Air Fryer Rockfish — Are you looking for a healthy and easy fish dish to make in your air fryer? Rockfish is a great option! This delicate whitefish is low in fat and calories, and it cooks up quickly in the air fryer. In just minutes, you can have a tasty and nutritious meal on your table. Keep reading for our simple recipe for air fryer rockfish. Enjoy!

Air Fryer Rockfish

An air fryer is a small appliance that has been gaining in popularity. It cooks food by circulating hot air around it, making it a healthy alternative to deep-frying. Today I’m going to share with you my recipe for air fryer rockfish. This dish is healthy, flavorful, and easy to make.

If you’re looking for a healthy and easy-to-cook fish dish, look no further than air fryer rockfish. Rockfish is a low-fat, mild-tasting fish that’s perfect for newcomers to seafood. Best of all, it cooks up quickly in an air fryer – so you can have a delicious home-cooked meal on the table in no time!

What Is Rockfish?

Rockfish is a term used for many different types of fish, but what exactly is rockfish? Rockfish are a type of saltwater fish that can be found in both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

While, Rockfish typically live in deep waters, making them an excellent choice for fishing enthusiasts who want to head out into the ocean and catch their dinner. There are many different types of rockfish, all with their own unique flavor and texture. So if you want to add some variety to your seafood diet, consider giving rockfish a try!

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Rockfish

Air Fryer Rockfish

Rockfish is a great option if you’re looking for an easy and healthy seafood dish. And you can make it even easier by cooking it in your air fryer. Here are the ingredients you’ll need to get started.

  • Rockfish Fillets: Choose fillets between 5 ounces to 10 ounces that are about the same size, so they cook up at the same time.
  • Seasonings: I used salt, black pepper, garlic powder, lemon pepper, and onion powder.
  • Butter: Will keep your fish moist as it air fries.
  • Lemon: Serve with lemon wedges

How To Cook Rockfish In Air Fryer

Air Fryer Rockfish

Start by preheating your air fryer to 360 degrees F for 3 to 5 minutes. Then place your fish into the air fryer basket, season with your seasoning, and add a pat of butter on each fillet. Add the lemon slices, for added flavor.

Air Fryer Rockfish

Air Fryer at 360 degrees F, and cook for 6 to 12 minutes, or until the cook is cooked, and the fish easily flakes, with a fork.

Air Fryer Rockfish

Pro Tips:

Fresh or Frozen: You can use either fresh, frozen, or partially thawed fish fillest for this recipe. The cooking time will vary slightly.

Crowding: For best results leave plenty of space around the rockfish, so it cooks up to perfection. Remember an air fryer works by hot air circulating around the food, cooking it to perfection. When you crowd the air fryer, the hot air will be limited, causing your food to be raw in some places and overcooked in other places.

Flipping: Depending on the air fryer that you own, you may need to flip your fish halfway during the cooking process. This will enable both sides to be fully cooked.

Sticking: To prevent sticking you can either spray your air fryer basket with cooking spray, use a disposable air fryer liner or use a reusable air fryer liner.

Timing: Since every air fryer cooks at a different rate it’s advised that you watch your fish as it cooks up, so you don’t end up with an overcooked or burnt piece of fish. Once you can easily flake your fish with a fork, you can remove it.

Air Fryer Rockfish

FAQ’s:

What Does Rockfish Taste Like?

Rockfish is a term used to describe several different types of fish. They are all firm, white-fleshed fish that taste slightly sweet and mild. While the exact flavor will vary depending on the species, most rockfish are perfect for those who want a delicate seafood flavor without overpowering spices or sauces. Rockfish can be baked, broiled, grilled, or air fried, making them a versatile addition to any meal. If you’re looking for a new seafood option that’s both flavorful and easy to prepare, give rockfish a try!

Depending on where you purchase your rockfish, it will taste slightly different. Today, I bought my fish from Aldi, and it was labeled as Pacific Rockfish.

It’s a mild white fish that you can quickly season for more flavor.

Is rockfish good eating?

Is rockfish a good eating fish? That’s a question many people have on their minds for a good reason.

The rockfish is an excellent white-fleshed fish for quick and easy meals. It’s a favorite in both American and Asian cuisine. Rockfish’s mild flavor makes this fish more popular than ever! Several varieties of these types have different flavors that vary by region or country, but they are all delicious!

How To Make Frozen Rockfish In The Air Fryer

Place your frozen rockfish into the air fryer basket, and add a couple of pats of butter to each fillet. Set the temperature to 350 degrees F, using the air fryer setting. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes, flipping halfywa. And continue to cook until you can easily flake the fish with your fork.

What To Serve With Air Fryer Rockfish

The next time yoyou cook rockfish dinner, don’t forget these delicious side dishes that will perfectly complement your air fryer meal. From crispy roasted potatoes to savory black beans, these recipes will surely be a hit with your family and friends. So get ready to enjoy a fantastic home-cooked meal that’s easy and fast to prepare!

Some of my favorite air fryer side dishes to serve with rockfish are:

More Air Fryer Seafood Recipes:

If you love this air-fried rockfish recipe, you will love these delicious air fryer recipes. From crispy shrimp to tender scallops, we’ve got everything you need to enjoy your favorite seafood dishes in the convenience of your kitchen. So fire up that air fryer and get cooking!

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Air Fryer Rockfish
Air Fryer Rockfish

Air Fryer Rockfish

3.94 from 33 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
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Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings

Description

I'm not a huge fan of fish, but I have to say, air fryer rockfish is delicious! If you're looking for an easy and healthy seafood dish to add to your rotation, this is it. Rockfish is a lean, firm fish that has a delicate flavor. And the best part? It only takes about 15 minutes to cook in the air fryer. Give it a try tonight!

Ingredients 

  • 2 6 ounces rockfish fillets
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 sliced lemon

Instructions

  • Start by preheating your air fryer to 360 degrees F for 3 to 5 minutes. Then place your fish into the air fryer basket, season with your seasoning, and add a pat of butter on each fillet. Add the lemon slices, for added flavor.
  • Air Fryer at 360 degrees F, and cook for 6 to 12 minutes, or until the cook is cooked, and the fish easily flakes, with a fork.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 17kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 599mgPotassium: 52mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 30IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 0.2mg

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