How to Cook Halibut in Air Fryer

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A lot of people often confess that they don’t love eating fish. That is because of the “fishy” smell. Well, if you are one of these people, you can consider trying the fried halibut. The fish is a bit like the tilapia, which doesn’t arrive with any fishy smell. It has a mild taste just like the tilapia and you will surely find it enjoyable. The meat of the fish also has a sweetness which you will not find in other fishes. Let’s see how to cook halibut in air fryer.

There are several ways to cook the halibut including the oven, air fryer, and stovetops. Although oven and stovetop methods are most used, we will recommend using an air fryer. That’s because the air fryer allows you to cook the fish quickly with minimal effort. You will find a detailed guideline on how to cook the halibut fish in the air fryer below.

Health Benefits of the Halibut Fish

The Halibut fish is filled with a variety of nutrition that is very good for your overall health. Especially, it includes magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, niacin, selenium, which are very good for your heart health. A half-filet of the fish can provide you 1.1 grams of omega-3 fatty acids, which is 100% of the daily requirement for men. Moreover, the fish can enhance the good HDL cholesterol and helps to lower blood pressure and prevent blood clots.

Moreover, Vitamin B3 also called Niacin in the fish can help to enhance triglyceride and cholesterol levels. The fish can decrease the risk of heart disease with the high-selenium content. The magnesium available in the food can help to reduce blood pressure. The available nutrients in the halibut fish can also help to fight chronic inflammation which is the reason behind poor health.

How You Can Cook Air Fryer Halibut

There are different ways to cook the Halibut fish is by filleting it. Below, you will find a super simple recipe that is also quick and easy. Whether you are using store-bought packaged Halibut fillets or the whole fish, you can make use of the recipe both ways. For the whole fish, make sure to clean and fillet it before beginning. Check out the detailed steps that you need to follow to complete the cooking.

Step 1: Preheat the Air Fryer

The first thing you require doing is to preheat the air fryer device. At first put the air fryer on a flat, open, and heat-resistant surface. Then connect it to a nearby electric source that must comply with air fryer voltage. After that, press the power button to begin the operation.

Now you need to set the duration and temp for preheating the device. For this specific recipe, we will recommend the preheating temp and time something around 360F for 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 2: Season the Halibut

If you have frozen fillets of the Halibut fish, the first thing you need to do is to take it out and thaw. After thawing, remove the excess water. Once the fillets are ready, add seasonings of your choice on them. Some of the seasonings you may consider include garlic powder, salt and peppers, and others. Then spray some healthy cooking oil on the fish fillets.

Step 3: Put them Fish in the Air Fryer

Now position the Halibut fish fillets inside the air fryer basket. Make sure to put them in a way so they don’t impact the air circulation of the machine. If your air fryer basket is non-stick, you should use parchment paper to avoid stickiness. Also, add them in a single layer on the bottom of the air fryer to assure proper and even cooking. Then put back the basket inside the machine and begin the cooking. Make sure that you are not adding a lot of the Halibut fish fillets at once inside the device.

If you require cooking a lot of the fish fillets for your family, you can consider preparing them in smaller batches to be assured of the best outcome. Overfilling the basket may cause uneven cooking. You may also cook the food in multiple layers by utilizing an air fryer rack if your air fryer includes one.

Step 4: Time to Cook

Now you can start cooking the fillets by setting the right time and temperature for the dish. The Halibut recipe typically requires around 6 to 12 minutes to cook at 360-degree F. As you see the cooking time may vary on a large scale based on the air fryers, fillets, and some other factors. Make sure to check the food frequently while cooking to take them off while they are cooked best.

Use the specific buttons in your air fryer for setting the cooking time and temperature. As we said, will set the cooking time for 6 minutes and the temperature 360 F. Once you are all set, you can begin the cooking by pressing the start button.

Step 5: Let It Cook

Once you put them for cooking, there is nothing much you need to do.  But don’t forget to flip the fish in the half time of cooking. And then let them cook for the remaining time and begin checking the food from 6 minutes. Check how well the Halibut are cooked. If you think they are perfectly done, you can halt the cooking. If you feel they require more time, you can keep cooking for a few more minutes.

Step 6: Complete the Cooking

Once done, bring the air fryer basket out carefully by holding it from the handle. Don’t touch the inside of it as it will be very hot. Put the basket somewhere heat resistant like the kitchen’s countertop for the cool down. Then you can move them to a serving plate by using tongs.


The halibut fish is something unique and tasty seafood that is also filled with important nutrition. If you want to make perfect halibut fillets from the home, you should consider the above recipe. We hope you will find it helpful.