This tasty twist on classic fish tacos uses an Air Fryer to create a convenient and delicious meal. Tender fish fillets are coated in a crispy outer shell, drizzled with a zesty sauce and served over a hearty bed of Carolina® Whole Grain Brown Rice or white rice.
Cook rice according to package directions.
Meanwhile, stir together sour cream, mayonnaise, lime zest, lime juice, cumin, and 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper.
Cut fish fillets into 2-inch pieces. In a shallow bowl, stir together cornmeal, flour, chili powder and remaining salt and pepper. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until frothy.
Dip fish first in egg whites, then dredge in cornmeal mixture until coated. Place on parchment paper-lined tray.
Preheat air fryer according to manufacturer’s instructions.
In 3 batches, place breaded fish in air fryer basket. Drizzle each batch with 1 tbsp oil. Air-fry at 400°F, turning once, for 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
Divide brown rice among 6 bowls. Top with cabbage, pico de gallo, avocado and fish.
For a loaded rice bowl, add corn, radishes and beans.
Switch things up next taco night by trying this tasty rice bowl. It’s perfect for any weeknight family dinner and the best part is that the fish is cooked in an Air Fryer for all of the deep-fried taste without all of the oily cleanup.
Cooking the fish fillets in the Air Fryer will help to achieve a tasty crust on the outside while still remaining soft and tender on the inside. Don’t forget to serve with a zesty homemade fish taco sauce, and filling whole grain rice.
Saucy Tip: this homemade Baja fish taco sauce is key to tying everything together. The creamy lime mayo with fresh lime zest and juice make a great tangy refreshing sauce for the perfect finishing touch!
For this recipe, feel free to use fresh or frozen fish! For optimal flavor balance, choose white-fleshed fish fillets such as cod, haddock or tilapia as they offer a more neutral taste. It’s possible to use other fish such as salmon or tuna, but keep in mind they will fry up differently and add their own unique flavor.
And, the beauty of using an Air Fryer is that it works well with almost any ingredient, including fish! it provides a wonderful fried texture without all of the oil, making it easy and hassle-free so that you can enjoy fish any day of the week. Looking to add a few more delicious seafood inspired meals into your weekly rotation? Take a look at these 5 simple and delicious tips to eat more seafood dishes!
Interested in more Air Fryer recipes? Of course you are! Why not try these Tuna Chipotle Meatballs with Rice or a few arancini-like Rice Balls with Arroz Rojo.
Meal Tip: For a quick and easy dessert, our rice pudding recipes never fail! Or for another savory meal, try this arroz chaufa recipe.