WOW……JUST WOW!!!!!!! I made this Air fryer Tilapia and it has to be the best thing I have eaten since my transition to the seafood lifestyle.

There are some side dishes that are able to take center stage. This is one of them. You can serve these as a main dish—If you’re not sure about the coconut milk in this recipe, let me encourage you to give it a try.

Say goodbye to fish restaurants! These fish Tilapia are easy to make with your air fryer and they contain none of the high-carb junk you’ll find in the traditional food of the fish restaurants. This is a smart swap you’ll be proud to feed to your family!

Why Air Fryer Tilapia Recipe?

So, what makes this recipe as the best answer to our fish foods craving is:

  •  Perfect for busy peoples, it’s a quick fish recipe that will be ready in 10 minutes.
  • Delicious meal packed with full fresh flavors.
  • Meal for lazy cooks, not require much effort at all.
  • You don’t need a lot of utensils.

Health Benefits of Tilapia


Tilapia is one of the most popular types of seafood consumed in the united states after tuna and shrimp.

What makes this type of seafood most commonly is your relatively affordable, because it’s inexpensive and at the same time is one of the best nutritious foods.

It contains all the nutrients necessary, a good source of protein to help keep your muscles strong (26g) and only 128 calories.

It also contains a lot of minerals such as niacin, phosphorus, selenium and potassium.

The air fryer will be your best appliance to creating fresh and delicious Tilapia.

How do you cook tilapia in an air fryer?


  • Tilapia fillets
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Coconut milk
  • Ginger
  • Cilantro
  • Garlic
  • Garam masala
  • Cooking spray
  • Jalapeno

Suggestion: Serve with some Fried green beans.


The first step of preparing the tilapia is to:

Prepare the marinade by combining all ingredients; coconut milk with salt, cilantro, pepper, ginger, garlic, garam masala and jalapeno in your food processor to mix. Or you can use a seasoning Ziplock bag and share.

Dry the fish fillets with the paper towels.

Spray the fillets with the cooking spray and rinse it with and rub well until are fully covered with the seasoning.

Transfer the fillets to your air fryer’s basket and cook on 400 °F for 10 minutes.

Flip each fish fillet to the other side and cook it for another 5 minutes to ensure the full cooking.

Divide among plates and serve hot.


To prepare the best fried tilapia in your air fryer you should Take into consideration some instructions to help:

-You should use a fresh fillet for this recipe.

-Make sure your fish fillets are fully covered in seasoning.

-Make sure to not overcook the fillets until loses the flavors.

-I recommend eating fish fillets immediately after cooking.

Let’s stop wasting time and get to cooking some Fried Tilapia in our Air Fryer! 



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About this Recipe


  • 4 tilapia fillets.
  • Salt and black pepper to the taste.
  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk.
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated.
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped.
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped.
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala.
  • Cooking spray.
  • 1/2 jalapeno, choppe.


Nutrition Facts

For a 1 Serving 

Calories 128

Total Fat 1g

Sodium 210mg

Carbohydrates 1g

Protein 34g

Fiber 0g

Sugar 0g

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

-Mix all ingredients in your food processor.

Step 2

-Dry the fish fillets with the paper towels

Step 3

-Spray the fillets with cooking spray.

Step 4

-Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees °F .

Step 5

-Transfer the fillets in the basket and cook for about 10 minutes.

Step 6

– Flip the fillets upside down and cook for another 5 minutes.

Step 7

– Serve immediately.

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