Air fried black cod
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How to cook black cod using an air fryer

  1. Preheat air fryer to 360F
  2. Place prepared fish into air fryer (see below)
  3. Cook for 12-15 minutes at 360F

We used the COSORI to air fry this (affiliate link, we get a fee), always check your food with a good kitchen thermometer.

Sablefish AKA black cod is a great fish to cook in the air fryer. The white fish has a high fat content which means it won’t dry out too much. I like to add the fish to the fryer with a little parchment paper underneath. See our guide here and always be safe using items like this in an air fryer. The paper prevents the fish from sticking to the fryer – which can be a pain with fish skin.

A thermometer is really handy when cooking fish. I usually cook for 12 minutes then test the temp, the thickness of your fillet might need a couple more minutes. The FDA recommends 145F for fish.

One of my favorite ways to finish the fish is with home made black bean sauce using some fermented black beans!

Sablefish in black bean sauce
Sablefish in black bean sauce
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3 Comments

    1. In the above picture I did not, this post was simply to demonstrate the temp and time to cook black cod in the air fryer.

      In the picture above, while the fish cooked I prepared a simple black bean sauce in a pan, then poured over the fish after cooking. I like to use fermented black beans, Shaoxing, water, garlic – a riff on this recipe – https://thewoksoflife.com/chicken-black-beans/ – The Woks Life is an amazing site with fabulous recipes.

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