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Air Fryer Rockfish for Beginners

Ready for something new? We tried air-frying rockfish, and it blew our minds. You see, we’re always on the lookout for fresh, easy recipes.

Rockfish is often overlooked, but it’s a gem. Light, flaky, and cooks up quickly. We were skeptical at first. After a few tweaks, we nailed it.

The best part? It’s super simple! All it takes is a handful of ingredients and a few minutes in your air fryer.

Now, we’re here to share it with you. Trust us, this will become your go-to fish recipe. Get ready for something delicious.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Rockfish

We’re excited for you to try this! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Rockfish fillets: The star of the show. Make sure they’re fresh and skinless.
  • Seasonings: Simple stuff like salt, pepper, and maybe some paprika for a little kick.
  • Olive oil: Just a bit to brush on the fillets.
  • Lemon: Adds a zesty flavor as a finishing touch.

That’s pretty much all you need. Just grab these ingredients and you’ll be ready to make some delicious air-fried rockfish.

Tips for Perfectly Cooked Air Fryer Rockfish

  • Don’t overcook the fish: Cooking times may vary depending on your air fryer, so be sure to check on it after a few minutes. You want the fish to be flaky, but not dry.
  • Season generously: Don’t skimp on the seasoning! Rockfish has a mild flavor, so adding enough seasoning will make all the difference.
  • Serve with fresh lemon: Adding a squeeze of lemon juice before serving adds a bright and tangy flavor that complements the rockfish perfectly.

Variations and Substitutions

If you don’t have rockfish on hand, you can easily substitute with other types of white fish such as cod, tilapia, or halibut.

Looking for a bit more flavor? Try adding some herbs like dill or parsley to the seasoning mix. You can also switch up the type of oil used for brushing the fish.

Feeling fancy? Serve your air-fried rockfish with a side of homemade tartar sauce or aioli for dipping.

delicious air fryer rockfish

Air Fryer Rockfish for Beginners

A simple and delicious way to enjoy fresh rockfish in your air fryer. With only a handful of ingredients, this recipe will become a staple in your kitchen.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 934 kcal


  • Air-fryer


  • 2 fresh rockfish fillets skinless
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika optional
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for brushing
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.
  • Pat the rockfish fillets dry with a paper towel and season generously with salt, pepper, and paprika (if desired).
  • Brush both sides of the fillets lightly with olive oil.
  • Place the fillets in the air fryer basket, leaving space between them for even cooking.
  • Cook for 8 minutes, or until the fish is flaky and fully cooked.
  • Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the fillets before serving.
  • Enjoy your perfectly cooked air fryer rockfish with your choice of sides!


Serving: 1filletCalories: 934kcalCarbohydrates: 0.1gProtein: 165gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 450mgSodium: 666mgPotassium: 3480mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.03gVitamin A: 258IUCalcium: 127mgIron: 3mg
Keyword air fryer, easy recipes, rockfish
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5 from 1 vote
Recipe Rating

Andrew Gray

Friday 12th of July 2024

Every dish comes out perfectly cooked and flavorful. Highly recommend.