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How to cook cod in air fryer. Delicious cod fillets are cooked in the air fryer, seasoned, and served with cherry tomatoes.
Or do our Plan B and cook bacon wrapped cod fillets in the air fryer. Either method tastes amazing and is perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner.
Air Fry Cod
I am one of those weird British people that loves fish but hates it battered. I love the batter, and love the fish, but have never cared for them together.
Instead, I love scraps from the chippy and always have chips and scraps from the chippy instead.
As well as this I also adore cod fillets that are well seasoned and served with cherry tomatoes. The same way that I am going to be showing you how to cook today in the air fryer. Very common like this in Mediterranean countries and my old neighbour would always be grilling some fish!
So, if you want a healthier alternative to our air fryer fish and chips, then let me introduce you to air fryer cod fillets. Or as my readers call it air fryer cod no breading.
Perfect for a light lunch or supper and you can mix and match with different white fish fillets, depending on what fish you have in and what fish is in season.
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Can You Cook Cod In An Air Fryer?
Yes, you can cook cod in an air fryer and a lot of other types of fish too. I know many people that are not good at cooking and hate the idea of pan frying cod.
They are worried that they will burn the cod, or it wont cook properly in the middle.
However, when you cook cod in the air fryer its set and forget. You load the fillets of cod into the air fryer basket and the air fryer works its magic instead.
What Is The Best Way To Cook A Piece Of Cod?
In the air fryer of course. Air fryer cod fish never gets the credit it deserves. It is just so good.
You can get rid of the excess water left behind from the cod, season it and air fry. There is no simpler way to cook a piece of cod.
Best Way To Cook Cod In An Air Fryer?
Even though I love cod that has been well seasoned and cooked with cherry tomatoes, my cod true love is cod wrapped in bacon.
You can season cod, chop a large cod loin into 3 fillets and then wrap it in a slice of back bacon.
Then as the cod cooks your bacon crisps up and creates a delicious crispy bacon wrapped around the cod.
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Cod Air Fryer Ingredients
Fish – I recommend either using cod loin fillets that will fit the air fryer basket or chopping up some cod loins into thirds and cooking them as a similar size to air fryer chicken thighs. You can also swap air fryer cod fish for a similar white fish such as haddock, seabass, pollock etc.
Tomatoes – I love the Mediterranean perfect pairing of cod with cherry tomatoes. Simply slice some cherry tomatoes in half and season with basil and they can cook with the cod.
Seasoning – I also recommend adding in some seasoning that will make the cod fillets taste even better. For this air fryer cod recipe I recommend parsley, oregano, thyme, and basil. Along with salt and pepper. You can also use mixed herbs if you prefer.
Optional – Then if you are doing bacon wrapped cod then you will need a few slices of back bacon. I recommend back and not streaky because its lean and healthier and doesn’t set off the smoke alarm.
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How To Cook Cod In Air Fryer?
- Dry. Firstly, place cod fillets onto kitchen towel and let it sit for a couple of minutes to remove excess moisture.
- Season. Next remove the cod from the kitchen towel and season well with salt, pepper, parsley, oregano, and thyme. Load into the air fryer.
- Optional. Season cherry tomatoes with basil and load into the little gaps around the cod fillets.
- Cook. Air fry cod fillets for 10 minutes at 180c/360f and then serve.
And I am sure you can see now how easy it is cooking cod in air fryer and why you should be doing it too!
Air Fryer Cod Fillets With Bacon
If you want to cook cod fillets in the air fryer with bacon, then note it is very easy to adapt the recipe.
Simply prep as mentioned above (dab dry and season) and then cut into thirds. Then wrap in a slice of back bacon.
Then you can air fry your cod wrapped in bacon with some cherry tomatoes, and you have a great alternative recipe with some cod fillets and some bacon.
Why Air Fryer Cod No Breading?
For me, I have a mild gluten intolerance and avoid breading when I can. But for many of you, it’s a great healthier way to enjoy cod (or other fish fillets) in the air fryer. It also makes a fantastic quick lunch, especially for people like me and Dominic that work from home.
How Long To Cook Cod In Air Fryer?
The cod air fryer time is JUST 10 minutes. Or if you are cooking cod wrapped in bacon, you will need an extra 2 minutes cook time.
You could also cook your air fryer cod with our air fryer frozen green beans as they have a similar cook time and will be ready at the same time.
How Do You Know When Cod Is Done In Air Fryer?
I asked the lovely Chef Dom how do you know when cod is done and he said when the thermometer goes in and it reads 70c then its DONE.
Another option is when the cod has just gone white all the way through and has that flaky texture. Though, go over this and you have the chance of overcooked cod, which you will not like!
Air Fryer Cod Tips & Tricks
- Always pat dry your cod with kitchen towel. The cod carries a lot of excess water, and it stops your cod tasting watery or bland when cooked.
- Avoid buying cheap cod from the freezer section of supermarkets. It is often high in water, and you will not get much cod for your money. If on a budget focus on pollock instead.
- It is optional whether you wrap your cod in bacon or not. I like both methods. But avoid streaky bacon if wrapping it up.
- If making a fish pie for dinner you can air fry cod like this and then load into your pie dish. It makes a fantastic way to quickly bake the cod!
More Fish & Seafood In The Air Fryer
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Cod In Air Fryer
- Sit your cod fillets on kitchen towel and allow the moisture to soak into the towels.
- Remove the kitchen towel and place the cod fillets onto a chopping board. Season well with everything but the basil. And load into the air fryer basket.
- Add cherry tomatoes into the gaps and season with basil.
- Air fry cod fillets for 10 minutes at 180c/360f.
- When the air fryer beeps serve your cod and tomatoes.
- Optional – if cooking cod wrapped in bacon, chop into thirds, wrap in bacon and then air fry for 12 minutes instead of 10.