Air Fryer Fish Tacos


Air Fryer Fish Tacos

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This simple and delicious air fryer fish taco recipe offers a delightful combination of flavours and textures, making it an ideal choice for a quick and tasty dinner or effortless summer entertaining. With crispy air-fried white fish fillets, a zesty homemade chipotle mayo, and a vibrant slaw mix, these tacos come together in under 30 minutes. The ease of preparation, from seasoning the fish to whipping up the chipotle sauce, ensures a stress-free culinary experience. The result is a colourful and satisfying dish that captures the essence of summer, perfect for those seeking a quick and easy meal without compromising on flavour.

The dish offers a lean source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, promoting heart health and overall well-being. What makes this recipe truly amazing is the use of the air fryer, cutting the cooking time in half while achieving a delightful crispiness without the need for deep frying in oil. This method not only makes it healthier, but also preserves the natural goodness of the fish. The result is a satisfying, healthy indulgence that showcases the versatility of the air fryer, making fish not only nutritious but also irresistibly delicious.

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Air Fryer Fish Tacos

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Entertaining, lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4


  • 1 C White cabbage thinly shredded
  • 1 C Red cabbage thinly shredded
  • 1/2 C Carrot julienne
  • 1/2 Red onion thinly sliced
  • 3 TBS Fresh coriander roughly chopped
  • 12 Corn tortillas, mini

For the Homemade Chipotle Mayo

  • 1 cup Whole egg mayonnaise
  • 3 Chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 2 TBS Lime juice plus additional lime wedges for serving
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 Garlic cloves finely crushed

For the Air-Fried Fish

  • 500 g Barramundi fillets, or your favourite white fish fillets
  • 1 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 2 TBS Mexican seasoning (store bought is fine, or make your own)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper, ground
  • 1-2 TBS Olive oil spray


Prepare the Chipotle Mayo

  • In a blender, combine the whole egg mayonnaise, chipotle peppers, lime juice, salt, and garlic cloves. Blend until smooth. Set aside.

Prepare the Salads

  • To make the slaw, simply mix the white cabbage, red cabbage and carrot in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Mix thinly slice red onion, and fresh coriander. Set aside.

Prepare the Fish

  • Cut your fish fillets into nugget or finger sized pieces.
  • Create your breading mix by combining bread crumbs, salt, pepper and Mexican seasoning in a medium sized bowl.
  • Coat each fish piece with the breadcrumb mix.

Air Fry the Fish

  • Place the breaded fish fillets in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not overlapping, and spray them lightly with olive oil.
  • Set the air fryer to 180°C and cook the fish for 15 minutes or until cooked through.

Warm the Tortillas

  • While the fish is cooking, warm the corn tortillas in a microwave, or you can also do this in your air fryer or on a fry pan.

Assemble the Tacos

  • Grab a warm corn tortilla and place down your slaw mix, followed by the coriander and onion mix
  • Place a piece of freshly air-fried fish on top.
  • Add a generous drizzle of the chipotle mayo and finish with a squeeze of lime!
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