Air Fryer Pistachio Crusted Fish

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5 from 7 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 17 minutes
Pistachio Crusted Fish on a white plate on salad.

Air Fryer Pistachio Crusted Fish is the perfect way to a cook healthy and indulgent meal. Afterall, just because you want to be healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up taste.

Platter of pistachio crusted fish.

This Air Fryer Pistachio Crusted Fish is for you if you want something quick, tasty and good for you. You can air fry tilapia, air fry salmon or any other type of fish and it comes out fabulous. Crunchy on top and flaky and moist fish.

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What We Love About This Air Fryer Pistachio Crusted Fish

Pistachios are so very good for you and they really elevate the flavor of this dish. Find out more about pistachios here.

  • 20 Minute Meal: This meal is great for a quick midweek meal.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry. Just pick up or thaw your fish.
  • Family Friendly: This is great for family or guests because the presentation of the pistachios on top makes an elegant and delicious dish.
  • Adaptable: This dish is can be made carb free and easy because you can use any type of fish that you desire.
Piece of white fish showing the inside of fish and the pistachio crust on top.

Ingredient Notes

  • Fish: Here is strictly a matter or preference or availability. Use your favorite fish or whatever you can get freshest.
  • Pistachios: These nuts have a mild buttery, nutty flavor that accents but does not overpower the fish.
  • House Season Blend: This is a blend that accentuates almost anything and is perfect for the fish. However, you can use salt and pepper if not available.
Fish, herbs, and pistachios.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Fish Fillets in Air Fryer

Fish and crumb mixture for the top and the fish topped in mustard mixture.

STEP 1: PREPARTATION

First, preheat the air fryer, then in a shallow bowl mix together pistachios, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, house seasoning blend, and olive oil until well combined.

STEP 2: TOP FISH

Next, dry the fish and apply the mustard, then apply the topping to the fish.

STEP 3: COOK

Finally, spray the air fryer and cook until fish is flaky and the crust is golden brown.

Fish topped with crumb mixture and then in the air fryer.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

You can have the topping ready to go ahead of time and have your fish thawed in the fridge to make it come together quicker the day of preparation.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Pecan crusted fish can be refrigerated for up to three days after cooking in an airtight container.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze fish in an airtight container or zip top bag for up to two months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

This fish fillet in the air fryer can be defrosted overnight in the fridge and then reheated in the air fryer at 350 until warmed through.

Frequently Asked Questions about Air Fryer Pistachio Crusted Fish

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE GLUTEN FREE?LOW CARB?

Use a gluten free cracker crumbs instead of the bread crumbs.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE A DIFFERENT CHEESE?

Of course, the parmesan really adds flavor but you can use what you like or substitute nutritional yeast or other vegan cheese if you prefer.

CAN YOU USE ANY FISH?

Sea bass, halibut, haddock, orange roughy, flounder are only a few that you can use.

WHAT IF I DO NOT LIKE MUSTARD?

Try your favorite aioli or make your own like a lemon dill would be incredible.

Pistachio Crusted Fish on a white plate on salad.

Expert Tips for Making Pistachio Crusted Salmon or Halibut

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two batches.
  • Preheat Air Fryer: This will allow for the best and most even cooking.
  • Line: Parchment liners or sheets will make clean up a breeze for this dish.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add as many tips as you need in this section
  • Thickness: Any fish shines with this cooking method but can vary in thickness, fish is done when it flakes easily, therefore the cook time may vary.
  • Alternate nut: Feel free to add pecans or walnuts in addition to or in replacement of the pistachios.

What to Serve with Air Fryer Fish Fillet

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Pistachio Crusted Fish on a white plate on salad.
5 from 7 votes

Air Fryer Pistachio Crusted Fish

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 17 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 6-8 fish fillets, your favorite
  • ½ cup crushed pistachios
  • cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • House Seasoning Blend, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons dijon mustard

Instructions

  • In a shallow bowl mix together pistachios, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, salt & pepper, and olive oil until well combined
  • Use a paper towel to pat the fish dry
  • Brush on an even layer of dijon mustard on one side of the fish
  • Firmly press coated side into crust mixture
  • Place into air fryer basket that has been sprayed with nonstick spray
  • Cook at 350 for 10-12 minutes until golden brown

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two batches.
  • Preheat Air Fryer: This will allow for the best and most even cooking.
  • Line: Parchment liners or sheets will make clean up a breeze for this dish.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add as many tips as you need in this section
  • Thickness: Any fish shines with this cooking method but can vary in thickness, fish is done when it flakes easily, therefore the cook time may vary.
  • Alternate nut: Feel free to add pecans or walnuts in addition to or in replacement of the pistachios.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 20 Minutes, air fryer, fish, pistachios

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