I took a break from my blog, but my recent joy over my newly upgraded air fryer got me back to my keyboard so I could share my perfectly-cooked Tilapia glee! I am just LOVING my NEW Philips XL Avance Air Fryer. Recently, I cooked fish to Tilapia Perfection! I also purchased the grill pan attachment & it added beautiful grill lines that were absent in my other air fryer. This post is my easy recipe for juicy, grilled, perfect, light & just-like-a-restuarant-fish! It came out so delicious, that it seriously made me want to immediately run out to the store for another .50 oz piece to air fry!
😃Easy cooking is my preference. Sometimes, I get creative, sometimes, I just want super-simple. I have tried fish many times in my other Air Fryer (a Farberware) but never got it this juicy or perfect.
👍This was just ‘spray the pan’ ‘spray & season the fish’ and cook in the air fryer.
Yum & Fun! 🐟🐟🐟
The fish didn’t stick to the grill pan & it was very easy to clean. I love that I get real grill marks on my proteins now. My old Farberware Air Fryer was only a basket, and it had holes in it so my meats (although they were cooked beautifully) looked like they had polka dots on them, so this is a lovely change…after all, we do eat with our eyes first, right? This grill pan goes in the dishwasher or can be washed with soap & water.
- 1-2 pieces of fresh tilapia (I had .50 ounce)
- McCormick Salt-Free Garlic & Herb seasoning
- Canola Oil Spray (I like Trader Joe’s)
- Preheat air fryer to 390.
- Spray bottom of basket or air fryer grill pan with 1 spray of canola oil.
- Add piece of Tilapia.
- Spray Top with 2 more sprays.
- Add seasonings.
- Cook in air fryer for 10 minutes at 390. (Every air fryer is different, so get to know your own unit for how it cooks).
- Let rest in air fryer for 1-2 minutes. Perfection!
🔵 Weight Watchers SmartPoints (sp) Info: My piece came out to 2sp! Perfect with 1sp of air fryer butternut squash. Always calculate your own sp in recipe builder. I need to try this again with a frozen piece. Frozen items do well in an air fryer, too.
IMO: Air fryers are really ‘Air Crispers’. You use a small amount of oil (brushed or spray) and you get super juicy food. It is a convection oven. I call it a Easy Bake oven for adults. You just get to know what works at what temperature, but most items are at 360 or 390.
My current air fryer is:
Philips XL Airfryer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TR78QUI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_TpQ3zbCGFAZ7R
The grill pan accessory:
Philips HD9911/90 Airfryer Grill Pan for Avance, X-Large, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010KCOTCW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_GtT5zb5TS1YED
What exciting things have YOU made in your air fryer lately? I look forward to writing more on my blog in the coming weeks. Happy Fall!