For those of you who are fans of the TV show [Title]: Top Gear, you may remember when the three hosts were testing out different methods of preparing fish for consumption. The first method was deep-frying, which is a technique still commonly used today. However, the second and third methods were newer techniques that had not been seen before on a TV show. One of the methods revealed on that episode of Top Gear was air frying. In this technique, the fish is cooked in a very airy and light coating that allows the fish to remain raw in the center.
Since that time, air frying has become incredibly popular and there are several different recipes for air frying fish that you can find online. However, what is the actual air frying time? Is it really that quick? Let’s find out!
How Long Does Air Frying Fish Take?
- Lay flat on a cutting board
- Larger fish need to be cut into smaller pieces to ensure even cooking
- For thick fillets, you can cut perpendicular to the long side to create wider stripes or cut across the grain to create thinner stripes.
- Garnish with lemon or rosemary and serve with [Title]: Aioli
Once you’ve got your pieces of fish cut and prepped, it’s time to [Title]: Air Fry. You will need to line a baking sheet with paper towels and set the temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, you will need to carefully pour the oil on top of the fish. The oil should be about an inch deep and you should rotate the pan to ensure even frying. You may also need to turn the heat down to 350 degrees Fahrenheit after the first ten minutes have passed.
After about fifteen minutes, check the fish to make sure it isn’t burned. If it is still too thick at this point, you can add a few more minutes—but keep an eye on it so that it doesn’t become overcooked. When the [Title]: Fish is ready, serve with [Title]: Tartar Sauce
What Type of Oil Should You Use For Air Frying?
When it comes to air frying, you can use almost any type of oil. However, you should select one that is high in [Title]: Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs) and has a [Title]: [High] Smoke Point.
The fatty acids in the oil will affect the taste of the fish and you should select an oil that compliments the flavors of the fish you are frying. Some examples of these acids are:
- Linoleic Acid
- Linolenic Acid
- Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)
- Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)
- Arachidonic Acid (ARA)
- Chamomile Flower Extract
- Rosemary Extract
- Ginger Root Extract
- Blueberry Extract
- Honey Dijon Mustard
- Black Pepper Extract
- Fennel Seed Extract
- Red Wine Vinegar
- Olive Oil
The high smoke point of the oil means that the oil will not sputter or [Title]: Smoke while frying. If you are using a thinner oil with a lower smoke point, it may sputter when the temperature gets too high. This could lead to dangerous conditions including:
- Acidic Baths
- Toxic Shock Syndrome
- Fried Flesh
- Fried Bones
- Tear Drops On Face
- And Much More
If you are new to air frying, start out with olive oil. This oil is cheap, readily available, and has several practical applications in the kitchen. In addition, using olive oil for air frying will give your fish a deep taste that is complimentary to the herbs and spices you are using.
What Type Of Garnish Should You Use To Garnish Your Air Fried Fish?
Garnish is a decorative element that you can use to dress up your food. However, you should select a garnish that is edible. Some examples of garnish that you can use are:
- Taste: Bay leaves, rosemary, lemon, etc.
- Color: Red pepper, green pepper, or black pepper
- Odor: Bacon, mushroom, tomato, etc.
- Texture: Chopped parsley, chives, etc.
These garnish items should be washed before using and then dried thoroughly. If they are wet, they will end up diluting the flavor of the fish, so be sure to pat them dry before using them.
Some people garnish their food with fresh herbs such as rosemary or lemon. You can also use a couple of drops of liquid smoke as a garnish. This will give your food a savory smoky flavor that is quite different from the flavor of the [Title]: Meat you are cooking.
If you really want to enhance the flavor of your fish, you can use a couple of hours before you [Title]: Air Fry to marinate it in one of the following liquids:
- Hollandaise Sauce
- White Wine
- Red Wine
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Rosé Champagne
- Pinot Noir
After you’ve marinated your fish, it’s time to [Title]: Air Fry. Follow the same procedure outlined for plain fish, but this time, you will need to cook the fish for about 10 minutes longer. When the fish is [Title]: Ready, remove it from the oil and serve with:
- Honey Mustard Sauce ((Honey) Dijon mustard, brown sugar, water, and vinegar)
- White Wine Sauce ((Cabernet Sauvignon), white wine, lemon juice, and butter)
- Ranch Dressing ((Buttermilk), mayonnaise, chili powder, and dried minced onion)
- Béarnaise Sauce ((White Wine) or (Red Wine), white wine, and butter)
- Aioli ((Olive Oil), garlic, and lemon juice)
Again, if you are new to air frying, start out with olive oil and then [Title]: Gradually move to a thicker oil.
What Type Of Plate Should You Use To Present Your Air Fried Fish?
When you arrive home from work, there is usually one thing that you [Title]: Want to prepare and it’s a giant, delicious pile of fish. To present this fish properly, you will need to use a [Title]: Fish platter. If you are new to air frying, start out with a shallow baking dish and then [Title]: Gradually work your way to a deeper dish.
When you are arranging your plate, make sure that all of the components are placed evenly. In addition, you will need to create space for the garnish. To do this, lay out a number of small [Title]: Paper plates or [Title]: Paper cups and lay the fish on top. Once you’ve got your plate arranged, [Title]: Serve and enjoy.