This tasty citrus honey glazed air fryer halibut recipe brings together the succulence of halibut with the vibrant flavors of citrus and the sweetness of honey all within 30 minutes.
Cooking in the air fryer is a game changer for those busy weeknights when you don't feel like cooking. If you are looking for a healthy fish recipe and this is your first time cooking with halibut, this is an easy way to cook it because the fish cooks perfectly with minimal effort! This glazed halibut is an easy recipe to cook during the week paired with some fried rice and vegetables. It's a great source of lean protein, doesn't take much time to cook, and uses simple ingredients.
The air fryer ensures a crispy exterior and keeps the halibut moist and tender on the inside. The citrus honey glaze adds a zesty and sweet twist, making the perfect balance of flavors.
Join me as we dive into the step-by-step process of preparing this mouthwatering easy air fryer halibut and answer any questions you might have along the way!
Halibut- If you can't find fresh halibut at your local grocery store then any fresh fish like cod, snapper, or salmon would make a great option.
Coconut aminos- You can use gluten-free soy sauce or teriyaki sauce instead of coconut aminos.
Orange juice- If you don't have orange juice you can use pineapple juice, papaya juice, or a combination of lemon juice and lime juice.
Honey- If you don't have honey you can use maple syrup.
Garlic powder- You can also use fresh garlic if you prefer. If you don't have either, then you can use onion powder.
Step by step
- Add the coconut aminos, orange juice, honey, and garlic powder to a small bowl and whisk everything together.
- Add your halibut fillets to a zip-top bag and pour the marinade into the bag with the fish—place in your refrigerator for 10 minutes or up to 24 hours.
- Spray your air fryer basket with cooking spray, like olive oil spray or avocado oil spray.
- Take your halibut out of the refrigerator and place the fillets in a single layer in your air fryer basket. Be sure to save the leftover marinade.
- Put your air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and set the time for 10 minutes. Note*- This recipe doesn't require you to put the fish into a preheated air fryer. Also, depending on the thickness of your fish you may need to adjust your cooking time. If your fillets are thinner you may need to only cook for 6-8 minutes instead of 10.
- While the halibut is cooking, add your saved marinade to a small saucepan on medium-low heat stirring occasionally until it has thickened up to a glaze consistency.
- Once your halibut is done, take it out of the air fryer, and using a spoon, spoon the glaze overtop of the fish. Pair with your favorite side and orange slices, lemon slices, or lemon wedges. Optional- top with a little orange zest or lemon zest.
Is halibut good in the air fryer?
Yes! Halibut in the air fryer is amazing. It comes out perfectly moist and flakey and not overcooked or dry.
What temperature is fish cooked at in the air fryer?
This halibut recipe is cooked at 350 degrees Fahrenheit in the air fryer. Depending on what fish you are cooking it could cook at a higher temperature. You can cook it at a higher temperature but I would take the total cook time down a little bit. Be sure to check the recipe instructions for what temperature and how long to cook your fish in the air fryer.
How do you cook halibut without drying it out?
Cooking halibut in the air fryer is a great way to cook it without drying it out. It keeps the fish moist and flakey. A sure way to make sure you don't overcook it is to use a meat thermometer. The internal temperature of halibut should be about 130-135 degrees Fahrenheit.
Should I flip fish in the air fryer?
In this recipe no. You don't have to worry about flipping fish when you are cooking it in the air fryer. Some fish recipes may have you flip your fish halfway through so just be sure to read the recipe instructions.
What is the best fish for the air fryer?
Most fish cooked in the air fryer is great! Some of the best fish to cook in the air fryer are halibut, salmon, snapper, cod, mahi mahi, pollock, haddock, tilapia, or shrimp. I wouldn't cook a tuna steak or swordfish in the air fryer since they are a thicker cut of meaty fish.
What to serve with
There are many ways you can serve this citrus halibut to make an easy weeknight meal.
Here are a few of my favorite sides and ways to serve it:
- Topped with fresh mango salsa
- With a side of wild rice
- Alongside your favorite vegetable, like asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, or squash.
- With cauliflower rice
- On top of fried rice
- Make fish tacos. Use your favorite tortilla and top with a crunchy slaw.
Storing and reheating
Here are the best ways to store and reheat your halibut.
If you have leftover halibut, you can store it in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
I have found the best way to reheat this halibut is in the oven. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until it's heated through. This ensures you end up with a nice tender halibut and keeps it from drying out.
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Citrus Honey Glaze Air Fryer Halibut
- 2 pieces of Halibut
- ¼ cup Orange juice
- ¼ cup Coconut aminos
- 2 teaspoons Honey
- ½ teaspoon Garlic powder
- In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut aminos, orange juice, honey, and garlic powder.
- Add the halibut and the sauce to a resealable zip bag and let it marinate in the refrigerator for 10 minutes or up to a day if you like.
- Spray the bottom of your air fryer basket and then place the halibut pieces in the tray, reserving the liquid in the bag.
- Cook the halibut at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. There is no need to preheat your air fryer.
- While the fish is cooking add the reserved marinade to a small saucepan and heat it to medium heat.
- Let the marinade come to a slow boil and stir occasionally until it becomes a glaze-like consistency, about 5-6 minutes. Then spoon over the cooked halibut.
- Air fryer
- Small saucepan
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