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Halibut topped with citrus salsa on a gray plate.

Air Fryer Halibut with Citrus Salsa


Description

Air fryer halibut that is fast enough to cook for a weeknight dinner but beautiful enough to wow your friends! Vibrant and flavorful citrus salsa with fresh basil adds a burst of flavor and color to your halibut.


Ingredients

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Air Fryer Halibut

  • 1 pound fresh halibut filets
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin alive oil or avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper

 

Citrus Basil Salsa 

  • 1 cup cara cara or navel oranges, segmented
  • 1 cup blood orange, segmented
  • 1/3 cup ruby grapefruit, segmented
  • 3 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeno
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon julienned fresh basil

 


Instructions

Air Fryer Halibut

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 390 degrees, or conventional oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut your halibut into 3 or 4 equally sized filets. Skin on is ok.
  3. Brush your filets with olive oil. Mix together all the spices in a small bowl to combine and then sprinkle liberally over the halibut.
  4. Add fish filets to your air fryer basket and bake for 6-8 minutes. You'll know the fish is done because when you flake it with a fork, it's uniformly white and opaque and no longer pinkish and translucent. Or use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature is 130-135 degrees F. Cook time depends on the thickness of your halibut filets.

Citrus Basil Salsa

  1. Segment the citrus by cutting a sliver off the top and bottom of the citrus. Place the flat side down on a cutting board and run your knife down between the skin and fruit to remove the skin. Using a paring knife, cut between the membranes until you reach the middle of the orange, but not cutting all the way through. Slide a paring knife between the membrane and segment, then pop the segment out.
  2. In a mixing bowl, gently combine your citrus segments with the minced shallot, garlic, jalapeno, olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add in the fresh basil just before serving.

Notes

  • Other white fish you can use in this recipe include cod, lingcod, tilapia and hake.
  • If you only have frozen halibut, you can place your frozen filets directly into the air fryer at 390 but it will take 12-14 minutes to cook them through.
  • If you don’t have an air fryer, you can replicate this recipe in a convection oven at 400 degrees for approximately 12-14 minutes.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Air Fryer