Air Fryer Tilapia is a great, quick, and easy fish recipe for any day of the week. Today, I used some simple flavorings to get a grilled tilapia fish.
With no breadcrumbs on this fish, you can easily make a delicious and healthy fish dinner in the air fryer! So good.
And do not worry about the odors. Without the air fryer, there is no odor when you are doing air frying!
Looking for even more Air Fryer Seafood Recipes some of my favorites are LEMON DILL AIR FRYER SALMON, AIR FRYER FROZEN FISH STICKS, AIR FRYER LEMON CRAB CAKES, and AIR FRYER SALMON WITH WHOLE-GRAIN MUSTARD.
What Is Tilapia?
Tilapia gets so much bad press when people post it to our Air Fryer Group, and it usually does not end well.
This fish, Tilapia is one of the most popular fishes sold in the United States and other parts of the world. Tilapia is a white fish that has a mild flavor and does well with breading or no breading. It’s also a very inexpensive fish.
Tilapia is farm-raised fish. This means that the fish is grown to be eaten. They are raised on alae and raised under a controlled environment.
Ingredients In Air Fryer Tilapia
- Tilapia Fillet
- Black Pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Italian Seasoning
- Cooking Spray
How To Make Air Fryer Tilapia
Start by preheating your air fryer to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting. Then season your fish with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
Spray your air fryer basket with cooking spray, and then brush the melted butter over the fish (or use cooking spray). Set the time for 8 minutes, flipping halfway and seasoning again, and brushing butter over the fish again.
Before removing the fish, check the internal temperature, which should be 145 degrees F, before removing it from the air fryer basket.
Can you cook fish in the air fryer?
Yes, I have been cooking fish in the air fryer for years, you can make breaded or unbreaded fish, and both ways come out excellent.
The key is to season your fish before you add it to the air fryer basket. Then, you actually really only need spices, olive oil, or butter for a healthy & delicious fish dinner made right in the air fryer.
What do you serve with tilapia?
This meal goes really well, and there are quite a few options. I usually keep my fish dinners light by serving them with a garden salad or some roasted vegetables.
But you can also serve with a side of rice or pasta. If you follow a KETO or low-carb program, you can serve this with roasted asparagus or cauliflower.
How much fish do you buy per person?
The average amount of fish to purchase per person is about 6 to 8 ounces per person.
The way to measure it is always raw, so ask the seafood monger to package enough for your family and plan for leftovers, as this is so good.
How do you reheat leftover tilapia?
I usually heat leftovers in the air fryer, although you can always reheat them in the microwave.
I usually brush some melted butter over the leftovers and then reseason it for the best flavor. This way, it will not get dried out during the cooking process.
Can you use frozen fish?
Yes, I usually use frozen fish if I am in a hurry or need something quick for dinner. I would keep the same temperature, but it will need to be cooked longer, about 4 to 8 minutes longer.
Remember to brush frequently during the cooking process.
Some Other Great Air Fryer Seafood Recipes
- AIR FRYER MAPLE GLAZED SALMON
- AIR FRYER BAKED SHRIMP SCAMPI
- EASY AIR FRYER CRAB CAKES
- AIR FRYER SALMON PATTIES
- AIR FRYER FISH & CHIPS
- 4--6 ounces fillet of tilapia
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- Cooking Spray
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
- Start by preheating your air fryer to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting. Then season your fish with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
- Spray your air fryer basket with cooking spray, and then brush the melted butter over the fish (o r use cooking spray). Set the time for 8 minutes, flipping halfway and seasoning again, and brushing butter over the fish again
- Before removing the fish, check the internal temperature, which should be 145 degrees F, before removing it from the air fryer basket.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 328Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 333mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 45g