Air Fryer Blackened Fish Tacos – perfectly spiced fish tacos cooked in the Air Fryer and topped with a cool and crunchy lime slaw. Keto and Whole30 friendly. (Stovetop method included)

These Air Fryer Blackened Fish Tacos are totally restaurant worthy but made at home with just a few ingredients and very little effort! I love the ease of this recipe and the huge flavor! My Homemade Blackened Seasoning Mix adds spicy flavor that is perfectly balanced by a quick and simple cilantro slaw. My preferred method for baking fish filets is the Air Fryer but a cast iron pan is also great for making this recipe.

For this fish taco recipe, I prefer to use halibut (I like Crowd Cow subscription box for the best seafood) but any sturdy white fish will work (such as mahi or cod.) The fish is cooked to perfection in the air fryer and topped with a crunchy cilantro lime slaw made using simple bagged coleslaw. Complete the fish tacos by serving in your favorite tortilla (or bowl with rice) and add your favorite taco toppings for a healthy and delicious meal!

What Spices are in Blackened Seasoning?

Blackened Seasoning is easy to make at home and includes just basic pantry spices. You will need Paprika, Garlic Powder, Sea Salt, Onion Powder, Black Pepper, Oregano, and Thyme, Cayenne Pepper. The spice (heat) level can be adjusted by reducing the cayenne pepper if you prefer a less spicy seasoning.

blackened seasoning spices in a bowl

Ingredients

Halibut Filets (or other sturdy, flaky white fish such as cod or mahi)

Homemade Blackened Seasoning Blend

Avocado Oil Spray

Coleslaw Mix

Lime Juice

Cilantro

Avocado or Olive Oil

How to Make Blackened Fish Tacos

Air Fryer Method

Begin by making the Blackened Seasoning Blend. Spread 3 tablespoons of the spice mix onto a plate.

Pat fish filets dry with paper towels and press each side into the seasoning mix, coating well.

Place filets in the air fryer basket and spritz lightly with avocado oil spray.

Cook at 370 degrees for about 8 minutes, or longer for thicker filets. Fish should flake easily.

Cast Iron Pan Method

Use the same steps listed above to season the fish filets.

Heat 1-2 tablespoons of avocado oil in a cast iron pan over medium high heat.

Place filets in the oil and cook for 3-4 minutes, then flip and continue to cook for 3-4 minutes until fish is cooked through and flakes easily.

How to Serve Blackened Fish Tacos

Serve in corn or flour tortillas with cilantro lime slaw and your favorite toppings.

Serve in lettuce cups with slaw and toppings.

Build Fish Taco Bowls with rice, slaw, and favorite toppings.

Best Blackened Fish Taco Toppings

Guacamole or sliced avocado

Sour cream (or Greek yogurt)

Fresh Salsa or chopped tomatoes

Cheese

Lettuce

Pico de gallo Salsa

blackened fish filets in air fryer basket

blackened fish tacos in tortillas with lime wedges

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blackened fish tacos in tortillas with lime wedges

Air Fryer Blackened Fish Tacos

Air Fryer Blackened Fish Tacos - perfectly spiced fish tacos cooked in the Air Fryer and topped with a cool and crunchy lime slaw. Keto and Whole30 friendly.
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients 

  • 16 oz halibut filets, or mahi, cod, or other flaky white fish
  • 3 tablespoons Homemade Blackened Seasoning
  • avocado oil spray

Cilantro Lime Slaw

  • 2 cups bagged coleslaw mix
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons avocado oil, or olive oil

Instructions

  • First, prepare the slaw by combining coleslaw mix, cilantro, lime juice, and avocado oil in a bowl. Toss well and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Pat halibut filets dry with paper towel. Coat both sides of each filet with the blackened seasoning. (I do this by pouring the seasoning onto a plate and pressing the fish into the mix.)
  • Place filets in the basket of Air Fryer and spritz lightly with avocado oil spray.
  • Cook at 370 degrees for 7-8 minutes (or up to 10 minutes depending on the thickness of the filets.)
  • Remove from Air Fryer and let cool slightly. Break filets into pieces for serving in tacos.
  • Serve in tortillas or lettuce cups and top with slaw and any other desired toppings (avocado, cheese, tomatoes, etc.,)

Notes

Click here for Blackened Seasoning Recipe 
*Note - nutrition facts include fish and slaw only. Tortillas and toppings are not included.

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 63mg, Sodium: 97mg, Potassium: 604mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 138IU, Vitamin C: 15mg, Calcium: 24mg, Iron: 1mg

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