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three cooked cod loin on a white plate.

Air Fryer Cod (Easy Air Fryer Fish Recipe)

Are you looking for an air fryer fish recipe with no breading, look no further as this air fryer cod recipe has all the answers you need? The fish is perfectly cooked to perfection under 15 minutes, it is flavourful, tender and delicious.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Fish, Main Course
Cuisine American, British
Servings 4
Calories 85 kcal



  • 4 125g Fresh Cod loins: you can substitute for fillets too
  • 30 g melted unsalted butter
  • 1 Lemon sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste


  • Preheat the air fryer at 200C/400F for 5 minutes.
  • Pat the cod fillets dry so it is moist-free. Season the fish generously with salt and black pepper then brush the melted butter on one side of the fish
  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil. Place the cod fillet/loin in the air fryer basket buttered side down making sure they are not touching. Brush the remaining butter on top of the fish, add one lemon slice each to the fish
  • Cook for 10 minutes, carefully remove the fish and transfer to a plate. Serve with lemon butter sauce, roasted potatoes and veggies and enjoy!



  • Check on the cod earlier than the time specified for this recipe so as not to overcook the fish. Remember, the thickness of your fish would determine how long it cooks in an air fryer. see the timing on this recipe as a guide. A good starting point to start checking on the fish is from 6 minutes.
  • As with the majority of air fryer recipes, do not overcrowd the air fryer basket so as to allow the food to cook evenly.
  • Customise the seasoning to taste.
  • Let the cod come to room temperature a few minutes before you cook for accurate cooking. The temperature of cooked fish should register at 145F/62C.
  • Do not leave the fish in the air fryer once the cooking is completed otherwise the fish would overcook and maybe even dry out.
  • Don’t own an air fryer but would like to try this recipe, bake in the oven @200C/400F for 10 minutes. You can also cook your fresh or frozen cod in an air fryer in under 3 minutes.


Calories: 85kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 1mgPotassium: 39mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 193IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg

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Keyword Air fryer cod, air fryer fish
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