Have some fresh halibut that needs cooking? We’ve got a quick, easy, and delicious recipe for you! This Air Fryer Halibut Scampi has all the familiar scampi flavors that you love, but with one of the ocean’s tastiest fish!
Air Fryer Halibut Scampi
Halibut is on the menu at most high-end restaurants for a reason. It is delicious, has amazing texture, is mild-flavored but works so well in so many different applications. If you’ve never had our beer batter, try it the next time you want fish and chips with some fresh halibut and wait for your life to change.
We love halibut so much, in fact, that we spend considerable time, money, and effort getting out there on the ocean off of the coast of Washington state to catch our very own. If you’ve never tried truly fresh, never-frozen halibut just hours out of the water, put it on the bucket list. It is worth the wait.
This season is going to be even bigger and better, so stay tuned for lots more delicious halibut recipes, and make sure to follow us on Instagram and TikTok for the video highlights of our trips!
Air Fryer Halibut Scampi shopping list
Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- Olive Oil
- Old Bay
- Traeger Fin-n-Feather
- White Wine
- Lemon Juice
How to make Air Fryer Halibut Scampi
This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.
Cube the fish
Cube up your fish into 1 – 1 1/2 inch cubes.
Use a little baking dish, or make a little tin foil baking dish yourself. Put the fish in. Pour the melted butter over the top, the toss in the sliced garlic, and then sprinkle the fish with your seasonings. Pour the white wine and squeeze the lemon into the pan too for good measure.
Put the whole thing in your airfryer and cook on high (400-425°) for about 10 minutes.
Serve with toothpicks or cocktail skewers and enjoy!
Air Fryer Halibut Scampi Recipe FAQ
This is fish, so try not to make so much that you have leftovers. If you do, toss them in a storage baggie or in an airtight container.
Again, leftover fish isn’t the greatest idea, but if you do wind up with some and want to chance it, putting it back in the airfryer is probably best.
Yes! We used halibut here, but any firm whitefish will work. We’ve also used seabass, lingcod, swordfish, etc.
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- 12 ounces fresh Halibut filet
- 2 cloves fresh garlic
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons white wine
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay
- 1/2 teaspoon Traeger Fin n feather (optional)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Make a tin foil tray that is the size of your air fryer.
- Cube the fish into 1 – 1 1/2 inch pieces and place into the air fryer. Pour in the melted butter and olive oil. Toss the basket gently to coat the fish.
- Sprinkle the seasonings over the top of the fish.
- Pour in the wine and squeeze in the lemon juice. Put into the air fryer at 400-425° for about 10 minutes.
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Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 492Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 174mgSodium: 945mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 50g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.