Sea bass fillets are crusted in pistachios and panko for a nutty, crunchy exterior in this healthy air-fryer recipe. We use sea bass here, but any other firm white fish like halibut would work just as well. Serve with grains and a side salad., November 2022


Recipe Summary

15 mins
30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat air fryer to 400℉. Coat the air-fryer basket generously with cooking spray.

  • Pat fish dry; arrange, skin-side down, on a baking sheet. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

  • Combine yogurt, dill and garlic powder in a small bowl. Brush the mixture on the tops of the fillets.

  • Combine pistachios, panko, parsley and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Dredge the yogurt-coated sides of the fillets in the panko mixture, pressing to adhere.

  • Arrange the fillets in a single layer, panko-sides up, in the prepared basket. Cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 145℉, 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness of fish. 

  • If you like, serve the fish over watercress, drizzle with oil and sprinkle with additional pepper.


Air fryer

Nutrition Facts

1 fillet
179 calories; protein 24g; carbohydrates 6g; dietary fiber 1g; sugars 1g; fat 6g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 2g; cholesterol 49mg; vitamin a iu 397IU; vitamin b3 niacin 2mg; vitamin b12 1mcg; vitamin c 3mg; vitamin d iu 256IU; vitamin e iu 2IU; folate 13mg; vitamin k 32mg; sodium 457mg; calcium 51mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 60mg; phosphorus 277mg; potassium 417mg; zinc 1mg; omega 3 fatty acid 1g; omega 6 fatty acid 1g; niacin equivalents 6mg; selenium 44mcg.