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Cajun Garlic Butter Cod Air Fryer Recipe

Fish is perfect for air frying, it’s easy to prepare and cooks in no time at all. This recipe is similar to my regular air fryer cod recipe but this time coated in a yummy Cajun garlic butter.

What You Need

The ingredients below are enough to serve two people, to serve more or less people, adjust the quantities accordingly.

For more concise instructions and to print it out, please scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

2 cod fillets, melted butter, Cajun spice mix and two cloves of garlic
  • 2 cod fillets
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges (for serving)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Making It

Prepare The Garlic Butter

In a small bowl, mix the melted butter with the crushed garlic, Cajun seasoning, paprika, salt, and black pepper.

garlic butter mixed with Cajun seasoning, paprika, salt, black pepper

Season The Cod

Pat the cod fillets dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. This helps to ensure they get nice and crispy.

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Brush the Cajun garlic butter mixture all over the cod fillets, ensuring they are well coated.

Air Fry the Cod

Place the seasoned cod fillets in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to cook them in batches.

Cook the cod at 200°C (390°F) for 10 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time, until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

Carefully remove the cod from the air fryer and serve immediately. Garnish with fresh parsley and lemon wedges.

I enjoyed my Cajun cod with some new potatoes and asparagus.

Are you looking for more fish recipes to cook in your air fryer? Try this classic salmon in an air fryer, or for a twist this Thai inspired salmon works really well in an air fryer too.

For a more snack style fish dish take a look at these salmon bites, or, if you don’t have any fresh fish, you can also cook frozen salmon in an air fryer or a firm favourite, fish fingers!

Cajun cod with new potatoes, lemon, asparagus next to air fryer

Cajun Garlic Butter Cod Air Fryer Recipe

By Liana Green
Fish is perfect for air frying, it’s easy to prepare and cooks in no time at all. Enjoy this cod recipe coated in a yummy Cajun garlic butter.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Air Fryer Recipes
Servings 2
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cod fillets
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges (for serving)
  • fresh parsley chopped (for garnish)

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, mix the melted butter with the crushed garlic, Cajun seasoning, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  • Pat the cod fillets dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
  • Brush the garlic butter mixture all over the cod fillets, ensuring they are well coated.
  • Place the seasoned cod fillets in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to cook them in batches.
  • Cook the cod at 200°C (390°F) for 10 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time, until the fish is golden brown and flakes easily with a fork.
  • Remove the cod from the air fryer and serve immediately. Garnish with fresh parsley and lemon wedges.

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