Lemon-Herb Panko Crusted Cod

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

12 minutes



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  • 2 uncooked cod fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon


  1. Insert crisper plate in basket and basket in unit. Preheat the unit by selecting AIR FRY, setting the temperature to 360°F, and setting the time to 3 minutes. Select START/PAUSE to begin.
  2. While unit is preheating, season each cod fillet on all sides with 1 teaspoon salt.
  3. In a mixing bowl, stir together bread crumbs, butter, parsley, lemon zest and juice, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Mix thoroughly so the bread crumbs are coated with lemon and butter.
  4. Generously pack the top of each cod fillet with seasoned breading.
  5. After 3 minutes, place the fillets, breaded side up, in the basket. Insert basket in unit.
  6. Select AIR FRY, set temperature to 360°F, and set time to 15 minutes. Select START/PAUSE to begin.
  7. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes. Cooking is complete when internal temperature reaches 145°F. Remove fillets and serve immediately.

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