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Air Fryer Haddock Recipe

plate of air fryer haddock

Crispy Perfection: Air Fryer Haddock - A Seafood Sensation!

Haddock: a delicate, white-fleshed fish loved by many for its mild and sweet flavor. When paired with the efficiency and consistency of an air fryer, you’re in for a treat that’s not only healthy but delectably crispy. Let’s dive into the delightful realm of air frying haddock.

What to Know About Haddock in an Air Fryer

Taking the seafood game to the next level with air frying:

  • Perfect Crispiness: The circulating hot air ensures that the exterior gets that satisfying crunch while the inside remains tender.

  • Healthier: Achieve the fried texture without the need for deep frying.

  • Quick and Efficient: Faster cooking times without the need for preheating a conventional oven.


  • Haddock fillets (fresh or thawed from frozen)

  • Olive oil or cooking spray

  • Seasoning mix: salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika (adjust to taste)

  • Optional: Fresh lemon wedges and chopped parsley for garnish

Steps for Cooking

  1. Preparation: Preheat your air fryer to 390°F (200°C).

  2. Seasoning: Lightly brush each haddock fillet with olive oil. Sprinkle the seasoning mix uniformly over each side.

  3. Placement: Place the seasoned haddock fillets in the air fryer basket, ensuring they don’t overlap.

  4. Cooking: Air fry the haddock at 390°F (200°C) for 10-12 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Halfway through, gently flip the fillets for even cooking.

  5. Serving: Serve the haddock hot, garnished with optional fresh lemon wedges and chopped parsley.

Pro Tips and Variations

  • Breading: For an extra crunch, dip the haddock in beaten egg, then coat with breadcrumbs before air frying.

  • Flavor Boost: Add a zest by mixing lemon zest into the seasoning mix.

  • Sauce Pairing: Tartar sauce or a dill sauce pairs excellently with the haddock.

Top 5 Questions About Haddock in an Air Fryer

Can I use frozen haddock directly?

While it's preferable to use thawed haddock, if using frozen, extend the cooking time and ensure it’s cooked through.

How do I prevent the haddock from breaking apart?

Handle with care, especially when flipping. Thicker fillets tend to hold together better.

What other fish can I cook using this method?

Cod, tilapia, and salmon also work wonderfully using this air frying technique.

My haddock isn't crispy enough, why?

Ensure the fillets are not overlapping and are adequately seasoned or breaded.

Can I marinate the haddock before air frying?

Absolutely! A lemon-garlic marinade or herb-infused olive oil can elevate the flavor profile.

Elevate your seafood dining experience with this impeccable guide on air frying haddock.

Dive into the crispy outside and tender inside of perfection every time you cook!

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