Air Fryer Crispy Fish Tacos

By the time Summer rolls around, the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven, which is why the air fryer can be super handy. I’ll be honest, I am a sucker for kitchen gadgets. A COMPLETE SUCKER. If you want to read about my overall thoughts on the air fryer, I did a blog post on it that you can read. The air fryer can be a great option to make things crispy without adding a lot of extra fats. Plus, no oven heating the house up. WIN!

Fish Tacos

Crispy Air Fryer Fish Tacos


  • Air Fryer


Crispy Fish

  • 500 g Halibut (or other firm white fish) Look for uniform sized filets
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne powder
  • Spray Oil Not Pam!

Taco Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • Juice from half a Lime
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce or to taste


  • 1/2 small purple cabbage (sliced)
  • 2 tomatoes (diced) remove seeds
  • 1 avocado (sliced)
  • 1/2 medium red onion (diced)
  • 1/4 jalapeno (diced)
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 1 green onion (chopped)
  • 8 corn tortillas


Crispy Fish

  • Slice the fish into 1-2 inch sections across the filet.
  • Add the cornmeal, flour and spices into a ziploc bag and toss to mix. If you like things more spicy, feel free to adapt the amount of spices.
  • Add sectioned fish to bag and toss to coat.
  • Remove the fish from the bag, shaking to remove the excess coating. Place on flat surface.
  • Spray to coat each side of the fish. This is what will help it crisp in the air fryer.
  • Prepare the basket of the air fryer by spraying the basked with your oil. Place a layer of the prepared fish in the basket, being sure not to crowd the basket.
  • Cook for 4-6 min at 400. Flip and cook for an additional 4-6 min at 400. If you don't have an air fryer, you can cook them in the oven.

Taco Sauce

  • Add all the taco sauce ingredients together in a bowl and mix it up. I do this while the fish is cooking.
  • Seriously, that's it. You could get fancy if you want and put it in a squeeze bottle…but I prefer to spoon that sh*t on top of the tacos.

Put it all together

  • Warm a tortila up. Put on what fixings you like, leave what you don't.
  • Eat up!

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