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air fryer red snapper

Air Fryer Red Snapper

Air fryer red snapper fish fillets are done in under 20 minutes. They make an excellent low-carb and keto friendly meal for a busy weeknight. Top with homemade garlic herb butter straight out of the air fryer and enjoy.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 2 fish fillets
Calories: 184kcal



  • 12 oz red snapper fillets
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper or to taste
  • 2 tbsp butter softened
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh parsley chopped


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  • Chop and mince the garlic clove, fresh parsley and rosemary and set aside.
  • Squeeze fresh lemon juice over each piece of fish.
  • Pat dry the fish fillets with a paper towel.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on each red snapper fillet.
  • Spray the inside of the air fryer with a propellant-free avocado oil spray.
  • Transfer the fish to the air fryer and cook at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until completely cooked through. There is no need to flip the fish.
  • In a bowl, combine the softened butter, minced garlic clove, chopped parsley and rosemary. Mix well to combine.
  • Remove the red snapper from the air fryer with a spatula so it doesn’t break apart and immediately top with homemade garlic herb butter. Serve and enjoy.


  • Check for doneness by twisting a fork into the thicket part of the fillet. If the fish is flaky, it’s ready.
  • Top with garlic herb butter straight out of the air fryer so the butter melts into the fish.
  • Cooking times may vary depending on the power of the air fryer you’re using.
  • Pat drying the fish before seasoning, will ensure the salt and pepper stick while preserving a mild fresh lemon juice flavor.
  • Always read your air fryer manual before using it.


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 1288mg | Potassium: 753mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 293IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg