If you’ve ever thought making a delicious halibut recipe would be difficult, then I’ve got great news! Grab your air fryer and just 4 ingredients for better than restaurant quality Air Fryer Halibut!
What does halibut taste like? Halibut is a popular choice for fried fish because it doesn’t have what some consider a “fishy” flavor. It’s a mild, whitefish that some people think tastes similar to tilapia, another fish popular for it’s mildness. Halibut meat also possesses a sweetness to it that other fish do not.
Do I need to add salt to my fish? Yes! Gently salting fish before cooking it will draw out moisture and then return it to give your halibut a richer flavor. If the herb and garlic seasoning that you’re using doesn’t have salt (check the label), I suggest adding 1/8 teaspoon to the seasoning and bread crumb mixture.
Can I make substitutions for food sensitivities? Yes! your halibut can easily be made gluten-free and dairy-free. I have had success using Kikkoman Gluten-Free Panko Style Coating and Miyokos brand dairy-free butter.
How do I make sure the topping stays on my halibut? When preparing your halibut for the air fryer, only bread the top side of the fish. Also, be careful not to move the halibut around once in the air fryer to ensure the the topping will stick.
We’re hungry! Can we double this recipe? Yes! You can double or triple the recipe for halibut to make 4 or 6 servings.
What’s the best way to serve halibut? My recipe for Air Fryer Halibut pairs deliciously with Balsamic Tomato Salad. You can also serve it with some savory rice or a side of steamed veggies.
Air Fryer Halibut
- 2 halibut filets
- 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs can use gluten free
- 2 tablespoons melted butter can use dairy free
- 1 teaspoon herb and garlic seasoning
- Pat each filet dry with paper towel
- Mix together remaining ingredients and and layer on top of each filet
- Place in air fryer basket and cook at 380 degrees for 8-10 minutes
- Make substitutions for gluten-free and dairy-free
- Add 1/8 teaspoon salt if your seasoning blend doesn’t have it
Double the recipe to feed 4 people
Only bread the top side of fish.
Be careful not to move fish around so the topping will stick