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

PSA: The air fryer is the easiest, tastiest (and most mess-proof) way to cook fish and seafood.

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

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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

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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

3. Air Fryer Panko-Crusted Halibut

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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

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

Recipe: Air Fryer Tuna Cakes

5. Blackened Air Fryer Salmon

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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

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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

7. Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

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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

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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

9. Air Fryer Honey Mustard Salmon

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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

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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

11. Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp

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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

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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

13. Air Fryer Tuna Melt

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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

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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

15. Air Fryer Salmon Patties

Sweet Peas and Saffron / Via sweetpeasandsaffron.com

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

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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

17. Air Fryer Scallops with Garlic Herb Butter

My Forking Life / Via myforkinglife.com

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

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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

19. 10-Minute Air Fryer Shrimp

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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

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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

21. Air Fryer Salmon With Maple Soy Glaze

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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

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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

23. Air Fryer Fish Tacos

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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

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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

25. Air Fryer Shrimp Fajitas

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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

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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

27. Air Fryer Pistachio-Crusted Halibut

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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

Nutrition In The Kitch / Via nutritioninthekitch.com

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

Recipe: Air Fryer Tilapia with Easy Mango Salsa

29. Air Fryer Corn and Crab Cakes

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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

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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

31. Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Shrimp

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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

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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

33. Air Fryer Calamari

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

Recipe: Air Fryer Calamari

34. Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Scallops

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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

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

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