Air Fryer Seafood Recipes

Air Fryer Seafood Recipes

DEVELOPED IN 2008 IN ENGLAND, a country famous for its fish and chips, Air Fryer Seafood Recipes is a stand-alone appliance that cooks, bakes, fries, grills, and steams food to tender perfection. This heavy-duty appliance was embraced soon after in the United States for its quick cooking ability and versatility. The air fryer consists of a heating element, a frying basket attached to a pan that catches the juices and fat released as the food cooks, and a fan that pushes hot air around the food. The heating element browns and crisps the exterior while cooking the interior to a safe final temperature. There are two kinds of cooking methods: dry heat, such as frying; and wet heat, such as steaming or braising. Surprisingly, cooking food in oil is considered a dry-heat cooking method. The air fryer takes this method one step further by eliminating the oil altogether.

FIVE BENEFITS OF AIR FRYING

Still wondering if you made the right decision when you purchased an air fryer? Wonder no more.

Air frying is better for your health. In fact, most recipes cook without any added fat. The recipes that do use oil use only a very small amount for flavor, usually just a few teaspoons. If there is too much oil on the food, it will melt off, and the appliance may emit smoke.

It’s very safe, even for beginning cooks. The system is completely closed, unlike deep-frying in a pan on the stove top. There’s no danger of a pan full of hot oil falling off the stove. Because the machine is closed while it’s cooking, you won’t burn your fingers or be splattered with hot liquid as the food cooks.

Most air fryers have automatic cooking functions, so there’s no guess-work. Depending on the model you choose, you can cook French fries, chicken fingers, tater tots, and other foods with just a press of a button. The machine controls the cooking times and cooking temperatures of these foods for you.

Cleanup is a breeze. Air fryers are made with nonstick material, so, to clean, you simply wash the basket and pan in the sink with soap and water, using a sponge that won’t scratch. If any food is burned onto the basket, a quick soak will loosen it. The appliance itself can be cleaned with a damp paper towel or sponge. You don’t have to worry about safely disposing of cups of oil.

Using only one appliance to prepare your food is extremely convenient. The cooking method is hands-free, so you can prepare a salad while your food cooks. If you have a small kitchen, this may be the only appliance you need.

Step By Step Air Fryer Recipes

An air fryer is basically a miniature convection oven: A fan blows heated air over food to cook it quickly. Here are the keys to using it well.

1. If your air fryer is new, clean it. Remove the basket and pan along with any accessories, and wash them with soap and water. Use a damp paper towel to clean the outside and inside of the air fryer. Dry off all of the components, and familiarize yourself with the instructions.

2. Prepare your food. Cut food into similar-size pieces so they cook evenly. If you want to marinate food, plan ahead. (Most foods only need to marinate for a few minutes, but for really deep flavor, you may want to marinate over-night in the refrigerator.) Then, pat the pieces dry. Any excess liquid on foods will drip into the pan and may cause the appliance to smoke.
3. If needed, preheat. Some air fryer models require preheating; others do not. Read the instruction manual for your appliance.

4. If you are going to coat food with crumbs, make sure that the coating is patted firmly onto the food. Spray other foods lightly with cooking spray or oil from a mister. Then, put the food into the basket or baking pan.

5. If you are going to use a pan, use the size recommended by the instruction manual. Most air fryers use a 6-by-6-by-2-inch pan, and the recipes in this book were developed for that size. Spray the pan with nonstick cooking spray, or line it with parchment paper liners that come with tabs to easily remove food. You can also use a 6-inch metal bowl as long it fits easily in the basket with room to spare on the top. The metal will be very hot, so to remove the pan or bowl, use spring-loaded tongs.

6. Place the basket into the air fryer and set the time. Don’t overcrowd food in the basket. If you’re cooking small items, such as tater tots or chopped vegetables, shake the food halfway through the cooking time. Remove the basket with the pan attached, and shake gently to redistribute the food. Some recipes ask you to turn food. Never use your fingers; use tongs or a large fork for this step.

7. When the food is done, remove the basket, with the pan in it, if used, and take the food out with tongs. Never tip the basket with the pan attached into a dish; any liquids or grease in the pan will spill onto the food and may burn your fingers.

About The Air Fryer Seafood Recipes

The Air Fryer Seafood Recipes in this Article were chosen for appeal, ease of preparation, and speed. Each recipe is labeled with a few defining words:  Fast, Vegan, Family, Favorite, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian Fast recipes will be ready to eat in 15 minutes or less, start to finish. Family Favorite recipes serve at least four people and use kid-friendly ingredients. Some of these recipes reproduce deep-fried foods, while others are cooked with steam (with a little liquid in the pan holding the basket), while others are baked, grilled, or stir-fried. When you first make these recipes, use the shortest cooking time, because every air fryer is different. If you need to add more time, you can, but you can’t undo overcooked or burned food. Once you get the hang of your air fryer, you can branch out and even experiment a little. Try making chips using other vegetables that are thinly sliced and patted dry. Try using other herbs and spices in place of the ones

1. Butterflied Prawns with Garlic SrirachaButterflied Prawns with Garlic-Sriracha

Serves: 2, Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1-pound large prawns, shells removed and cut lengthwise or butterflied
  • teaspoon fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

1) Preheat the air fryer to 390°F.
2) Place the grill pan accessory in the air fryer.
3) Season the prawns with the rest of the ingredients.
4) Place on the grill pan and cook for 15 minutes.

Make sure to flip the prawns halfway through the cooking time.

Nutrition information: Calories per serving: 443; Carbs:9.7 g; Protein: 62.8g; Fat: 16.9g

2. Cajun Seasoned Salmon Filet

Cajun Seasoned Salmon Filet

Serves: 1, Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  •  1 salmon fillet
  • 1 teaspoon juice from lemon, freshly squeezed
  •  3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • A dash of Cajun seasoning mix
  •  Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

1) Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes.
2) Place all ingredients in a bowl and toss to coat.
3) Place the fish fillet in the air fryer basket.
4) Bake for 15 minutes at 3250F.
5) Once cooked drizzle with olive oil

Nutrition information: Calories per serving: 523; Carbohydrates: 4.6g; Protein: 47.9g; Fat: 34.8g

3.Cajun Spiced Lemon Shrimp Kebabs

Cajun Spiced Lemon Shrimp Kebabs

Serves: 2, Cooking Time: to minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • i2 pcs XL shrimp
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 lemons, sliced thinly crosswise
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

1) In a bowl, mix all Ingredients except for sliced lemons. Marinate for to minutes.
2) Thread 3 shrimps per steel skewer.
3) Place in skewer rack.
4) Cook for 5 minutes at 390°F.
5) Serve and enjoy with freshly squeezed lemon

Nutrition information: Calories per Serving: 78; Carbs: 13.2g; Protein: 2.8g; Fat: 1.5g

4.Cajun Spiced Veggie-Shrimp Bake

Serves: 4, Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  •  i Bag of Frozen Mixed Vegetables
  • i lbsp Gluten Free Cajun Seasoning
  • Olive Oil Spray • Season with salt and pepper
  • Small Shrimp Peeled & Deveined (Regular Size Bag about 50-8o Small Shrimp)

Instructions

1) Lightly grease baking pan of air fryer with cooking spray. Add all Ingredients and toss well to coat. Season with pepper and salt, generously.
2) For to minutes, cook on 33o°F. Halfway through cooling time, stir.
3) Cook for to minutes at 33o0F.
4) Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition information: Calories per Serving: 232; Carbs: 7.9g; Protein: 15.9g; Fat: 15.4

5.Celery Leaves’ n Garlic-oil Grilled

Serves: 2, Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped celery leaves
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 whole turbot, scaled and head removed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

1) Preheat the air fryer to 3900F.
2) Place the grill pan accessory in the air fryer.
Turbot
3) Season the turbot with salt, pepper, garlic, and celery leaves.
4) Brush with oil.
5) Place on the grill pan and cook for 20 minutes until the fish becomes flaky.

Nutrition information: Calories per serving: 269; Carbs: 3.3g; Protein: 66.2g; Fat: 25.6g

6.Char-Grilled Drunken Halibut

Serves: 6, Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • i tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 pounds halibut fillet, skin removed
  • 4 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

1) Place all ingredients in a Ziploc bag.
2) Allow to marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
3) Preheat the air fryer to 390°F.•
4) Place the grill pan accessory in the air fryer.
5) Grill the fish for 20 minutes making sure to flip every 5 minutes.

Nutrition information: Calories per serving: 385; Carbs: 1.7g; Protein: 33g; Fat: 40.6g

7.Clams with Herbed Butter in Packets

Serves: 2, Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  •  1/2 cup unsalted butter, diced
  • i tablespoon dill, chopped
  • i tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 24 littleneck clams, scrubbed clean
  • Lemon wedges
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

1) Preheat the air fryer to 3900F.
2) Place the grill pan accessory in the air fryer.
3) On a large foil, place the clams and the rest of the ingredients.
4) Fold the foil and crimp the edges.
5) Place on the grill pan and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until all clams have opened.

Nutrition information: Calories per serving: 384; Carbs: 6g; Protein: 18g; Fat: 32g

8.Cocktail Prawns in Air Fryer

Serves: 1. Cooking Time: 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • V2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 12 prawns, shelled and deveined  i tablespoon white wine vinegar

Instructions

1) Preheat the air fryer to 3900F.
2) Place the shrimps in a bowl.
3) Stir in the rest of the Ingredients until the shrimps are coated with the sauce.
4) Place the shrimps on the double layer rack and cook for 8 minutes.
5) Serve with mayonnaise if desired.

Nutrition information: Calories per serving: 148; Carbs: 9.8g; Protein: 21.9g; Fat: 2.3g

9.Cornmeal ‘n Old Bay Battered Fish

Serves: 6, Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 CUP flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup fine cornmeal
  • i teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons old bay seasoning
  • 6 fish fillets cut in half
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

1) Preheat the air fryer to 3300F.
2) Place the cornmeal, flour, and seasonings in a Ziploc bag.
3) Add the fish fillets and shake until the fish is covered in flour.
4) Place on the double layer rack and cook for 15 minutes.

Nutrition information: Calories per serving: 239; Carbs: ling; Protein:22.9g; Fat: 11.8g

10.Crisped Flounder Filet with crumb Tops

Serves: 4. Cooling Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • • i cup dry bread crumbs
  • • i egg beaten
  • • i lemon, sliced
  • • 4 pieces of flounder fillets
  • • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil

Instructions

1) Brush flounder fillets with vegetable oil before dredging in bread crumbs.
2) Preheat the air fryer to 39o0F.
3) Place the fillets on the double layer rack.
4) Cook for 15 minutes.

Nutrition information: Calories per serving: 277; Carbs: 22.5g; Protein: 26.9g; Fat: 17.7g

 

 

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