If you're wondering whether you can airfry seafood, the answer is a resounding yes. Air frying is a fantastic way to prepare your favorites without the excess oil and calories associated with traditional frying methods. Today, we'll explore the benefits of airfrying, and we've even included two fantastic recipes for you to try at home: Crispy Airfried Fish and Garlic Butter Shrimp. So, let's dive in!

Why Choose Air Frying for Seafood?

Air frying uses hot air circulation to crisp up food without submerging it in oil. Here's why it's perfect for seafood:

  1. Healthier Choice: Air frying reduces the amount of oil needed for cooking, making your seafood dishes lighter and lower in calories.
  2. Crispy Texture: Air frying creates a crispy exterior while keeping the interior tender and moist, giving you that perfect balance of texture.
  3. Quick and Convenient: Air fryers cook seafood quickly, making it an excellent choice for busy weeknight dinners.
  4. Versatile: You can air fry various seafood, from fish filets and shrimp to calamari and scallops.

Now that you know air frying is a fantastic choice, let's get cooking!

Recipe 1 - Crispy Airfried Fish


Note: This recipe is flexible, but quality fish will always make for a better dish. We offer a wide selection of top-quality fish filets, so you can pick your favorites and have them all turn out phenomenal!

  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cooking spray or olive oil spray



  1. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a shallow dish, combine panko breadcrumbs, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Dredge each fish filet in flour, ensuring it's coated evenly. Dip it into the beaten eggs, allowing any excess to drip off, then coat with the breadcrumb mixture.


  1. Lightly spray the air fryer basket with a cooking or olive oil spray.
  2. Place the coated fish filets in the air fryer basket, making sure they don't overlap.
  3. Air fry for 10-12 minutes or until the fish is golden brown and cooked through, flipping halfway through.
  4. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and a squeeze of lemon. Enjoy!

Recipe 2 - Garlic Butter Shrimp



  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

Note: Our shrimp selection is wide, and we offer pre-peeled and deveined options (both Tiger shrimp and USA-caught shrimp from Biloxi); you can skip the prep work and get cooking right away!

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish



  1. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a bowl, mix together the melted butter, minced garlic, lemon juice, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Add the cleaned shrimp to the bowl and toss them in the garlic butter mixture until well coated.


  1. Place the seasoned shrimp in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  2. Air fry for 6-8 minutes, shaking the basket or tossing the shrimp halfway through, until they turn pink and opaque.
  3. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot as an appetizer or over cooked pasta or rice for a complete meal.

There you have it – two delicious and easy-to-make seafood recipes only using your air fryer! Not only are these dishes healthier alternatives to traditional frying, but they're packed with flavor and crispy goodness. So, whether you're cooking fish or shrimp, your air fryer is your new best friend in the kitchen!

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