34 Air Fryer Seafood & Fish Recipes That Are Actually Easy To Prep And Clean Up

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Perhaps you already have an air fryer, or maybe you've been thinking about getting one. In any case, you probably know that this handy appliance is great for things like chicken and vegetables, but turns out it's the perfect way to prepare seafood. Here are a few recipes to get you started!

1.Honey Glazed Air Fryer Salmon

Salmon in the air fryer.

This glazed salmon is impossible to mess up. Ready in just 10 minutes and calling for just four ingredients, this is a weeknight dinner at its finest.

Recipe: Honey Glazed Air Fryer Salmon

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2.Honey Lime Air Fryer Shrimp

Honey lime shrimp in an air fryer basket.

Start with fresh or frozen shrimp and get dinner on the table in minutes. Try serving this sweet and tangy shrimp on rice, in tortillas, or on top of a Mexican-inspired salad.

Recipe: Honey Lime Air Fryer Shrimp

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3.Air Fryer Panko-Crusted Halibut

Panko-crusted halibut.

Can you believe this impressive dinner requires just four ingredients? Yup. All you need is halibut (or another flaky white fish), panko breadcrumbs, butter, and garlic and herb seasoning.

Recipe: Air Fryer Panko-Crusted Halibut

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4.Air Fryer Tuna Cakes

Ingredients for tuna cakes.

Got canned tuna fish? Turn it into an epicurean meal with the help of just a few simple ingredients.

Recipe: Air Fryer Tuna Cakes

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5.Blackened Air Fryer Salmon

Two pieces of blackened salmon in an air fryer.

This salmon gets its delicious texture and flavor from a blend of paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, and oregano. Serve it with a tangy and creamy homemade avocado cucumber salsa.

Recipe: Blackened Air Fryer Salmon

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6.Air Fryer Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp in the air fryer.

The secret to the tastiest shrimp tacos is being generous with the seasonings. Toss the shrimp in olive oil, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, onion powder, salt and pepper.

Recipe: Air Fryer Shrimp Tacos

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7.Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Ingredients for coconut shrimp.

Dredged in eggs, panko, and shredded coconut, this crunchy, breaded shrimp is a delectable finger food. Serve it with sweet Thai chili sauce for dipping.

Recipe: Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

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8.Air Fryer Crispy Fish Fillets

Crispy fish fillets in an air fryer.

You can use any semi-firm, flaky white fish like hake, cod, or halibut to make this lightened-up take on fried fish. Serve it in tacos, with fries à la fish and chips, or in a wrap.

Recipe: Air Fryer Crispy Fish Fillets

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9.Air Fryer Honey Mustard Salmon

Two pieces of marinated salmon in an air fryer.

For impeccably cooked, glazed, tender salmon that flakes with a fork, your air fryer is the key.

Recipe: Air Fryer Honey Mustard Salmon

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10.Air Fryer Halibut With Fresh Mango Salsa

Halibut over rice topped with mango salsa.

This fruity salsa made with mango, peach, jalapeño, cilantro, and green onion is the perfect complement to the savory, hearty halibut. Serve it over rice for an impressive meal.

Recipe: Air Fryer Halibut With Fresh Mango Salsa

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11.Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp

Bang bang shrimp with sauce.

It's all about the creamy, spicy bang bang sauce made with Greek yogurt, mayo, Sriracha, and rice vinegar.

Recipe: Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp

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12.Air Fryer Miso Glazed Salmon

Air fried miso salmon with broccoli and rice.

Miso is the secret ingredient in your fridge that will elevate your average dinner into something truly crave-worthy. Try it on a fatty fish like salmon and you'll never look back.

Recipe: Air Fryer Miso Glazed Salmon

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13.Air Fryer Tuna Melt

Ingredients for tuna melt.

For an easy lunch or dinner when you're not in the mood to cook, grab some canned tuna, cheese, mayo, and bread and turn it into a seriously decadent melt.

Recipe: Air Fryer Tuna Melt

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14.Air Fryer Cajun Shrimp

Cajun shrimp with veggies and sausage in the air fryer.

Shrimp, zucchini, squash, pepper, and Andouille sausage are tossed in Cajun seasoning and air fried for a complete meal in minutes. Try serving it all over rice.

Recipe: Air Fryer Cajun Shrimp

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15.Air Fryer Salmon Patties

Two salmon patties in an air fryer basket.

Canned salmon, breadcrumbs, eggs, mayo, and lemon come together in the air fryer to make these fish cakes that only taste deep fried. Try serving them as appetizers or a main dish with tzatziki, guacamole, or tartar sauce.

Recipe: Air Fryer Salmon Patties

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16.Crispy Air Fryer Fish And Chips

Breaded fish in the air fryer.

For a lightened up version of classic fish and chips, look no further. If you're feeling really lazy, grab your favorite frozen breaded fish and drop them into the air fryer to give 'em a crispy upgrade.

Recipe: Crispy Air Fryer Fish And Chips

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17.Air Fryer Scallops with Garlic Herb Butter

Scallops in the air fryer.

Introducing your new date night recipe: Fork-tender scallops drenched in garlic herb butter. Serve 'em with your favorite roasted vegetable, risotto, pasta, or whatever you have in the pantry.

Recipe: Air Fryer Scallops with Garlic Herb Butter

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18.Air Fryer Chilean Sea Bass

Marinated Chilean sea bass.

Fancy enough for a special occasion but easy enough for a weeknight dinner, this glazed, Asian-inspired Chilean sea bass is a real treat.

Recipe: Air Fryer Chilean Sea Bass

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19.10-Minute Air Fryer Shrimp

Air fryer shrimp with lemon and parsley.

This shrimp is bursting with umami thanks to a combination of garlic, Italian seasoning, lemon, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and soy sauce. Best of all: It only takes about 10 minutes to whip up.

Recipe: 10-Minute Air Fryer Shrimp

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20.Air Fryer Fish Sandwich With Tartar Sauce

Fried shrimp sandwich with tartar sauce.

Transport yourself to New Orleans with the help of this better-for-you shrimp po' boy. Don't forget the tartar sauce.

Recipe: Air Fryer Fish Sandwich With Tartar Sauce

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21.Air Fryer Salmon With Maple Soy Glaze

Salmon with broccoli.

A marinade of maple syrup and soy sauce make this salmon the ideal balance of savory and sweet.

Recipe: Air Fryer Salmon With Maple Soy Glaze

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22.Air Fryer Shrimp Cakes With Cilantro Lime Mayo

Shrimp cakes with dipping sauce.

Say hello to your new favorite side dish. Just don't go easy on the zesty and tangy dipping sauce, which is made with cilantro, lime, mayo, garlic, and salt.

Recipe: Air Fryer Shrimp Cakes With Cilantro Lime Mayo

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23.Air Fryer Fish Tacos

Fish tacos with toppings.

These Baja-style fish tacos are perfectly crunchy on the outside and flaky on the inside, and there's no deep frying required.

Recipe: Air Fryer Fish Tacos

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24.Air Fryer Lobster Tails

Ingredients for air fryer lobster tails.

It may look totally fancy, but in reality these lobster tails are deceptively easy to make. Bookmark this one for the next time you're trying to impress your dinner guests.

Recipe: Air Fryer Lobster Tails

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25.Air Fryer Shrimp Fajitas

Shrimp fajita filling on a plate.

Frozen shrimp, bell pepper, and onion are coated in taco seasoning and air fried. Toss everything into tortillas and serve with guac, salsa, and sour cream for a super filling dinner.

Recipe: Air Fryer Shrimp Fajitas

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26.Air Fryer Fish Nuggets

Air fryer fish nuggets and dipping sauce.

Even people who aren't crazy about fish won't be able to resist these little nuggets. Dip 'em in your favorite condiment and rejoice.

Recipe: Air Fryer Fish Nuggets

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27.Air Fryer Pistachio-Crusted Halibut

Ingredients for pistachio-crusted halibut.

Spread this mixture of goat cheese, lemon zest, and chopped pistachios onto your fish to take it to the next level. The crust gets golden brown and crispy in the air fryer.

Recipe: Air Fryer Pistachio-Crusted Halibut

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28.Air Fryer Tilapia with Easy Mango Salsa

Blackened tilapia with mango salsa over wild rice.

Between this blackened fish and the tangy mango salsa, these flavors seriously pop.

Recipe: Air Fryer Tilapia with Easy Mango Salsa

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29.Air Fryer Corn and Crab Cakes

Ingredients for crab cakes in a mixing bowl.

Whether you're looking for a party app, an impressive side dish, or even a main course, these golden brown and crispy corn and crab cakes fit the bill.

Recipe: Air Fryer Corn and Crab Cakes

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30.Crispy Air Fryer Parmesan Cod

Three pieces of breaded cod in an air frying basket.

If you're just starting to get into seafood, this breaded cod is a good place to start. It's so mild and tasty, you'll hardly notice you're eating fish.

Recipe: Crispy Air Fryer Parmesan Cod

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31.Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Shrimp

Garlic Parmesan shrimp.

This garlic Parmesan shrimp is just begging to be served with rice, orzo, or your favorite pasta.

Recipe: Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Shrimp

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32.Air Fryer Tuna Steak

Sliced tuna steak with bok choy.

This tuna steak is meant to be served on the rare side, but if you prefer it more cooked through just give it a few extra minutes in the air fryer.

Recipe: Air Fryer Tuna Steak

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33.Air Fryer Calamari

Dredging squid in breadcrumbs to make calamari.

Crispy calamari with no deep frying required. Can you believe it?

Recipe: Air Fryer Calamari

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34.Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Bacon wrapped scallops in the air fryer.

You can never go wrong with bacon. These bacon wrapped scallops taste restaurant quality, but they're a breeze to make.

Recipe: Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Scallops

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What's your favorite seafood dish to make in your Air Fryer? Share in the comments!