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Air fryer cod on lemony butter beans

Air Fryer Cod With Herb Crust On Lemony Butter Beans

  • Author: Jess Bunn
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2


In this Air Fryer Cod recipe, I show you just how easy it is to cook cod or any other white fish in your air fryer. You’ll love this herby, crispy gratin with deliciously light, flaky fish over lemony beans. Let’s hear it for a yummy, no-fuss one-pot dinner – one that you can have on the table in 30 minutes!


  • 1/4 Cup Panko
  • 400g Butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Cod fillets
  • 2 Tbsp mayo
  • 7g Parsley
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream or creme fraiche
  • 1 large Whole lemon (or 2 small)
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • 3 Tbsp parmesan

To garnish:

  • chopped parsley as needed
  • drizzle of olive oil


  1. Start by finely chopping the parsley and zesting the lemon. In a bowl combine half the chopped parsley, along with half the lemon zest, breadcrumbs and parmesan. Add a touch of oil to coat the crumbles lightly, and stir well to combine.
  2. Pat the fish dry with a paper towel. Smear the top with mayonnaise. Then, dip the fish, mayonnaise side down, into the breadcrumb mixture, pressing lightly to coat the fish well in the crumb.
  3. To make the beans, finely grate a clove of garlic into a high-sided roasting dish or casserole suitably sized for your air fryer basket. Add in the rinsed beans, remaining lemon zest, sour cream or crème fraiche and stock. Mix the ingredients together, and then place the dish into the air fryer basket. Select bake (you can also use the air fry setting if your model doesn’t have a bake function) and cook at 175°C for 12 minutes, until the beans are bubbling.
    If cooking this dish in the oven, preheat the oven to 190°C on fan/convection. Add the creamy beans and bake for 12- 15 minutes until the sauce has reduced by about 1/3 and the beans are a little golden on top. Proceed with the next steps as directed.
  4. Open the air fryer basket. Stir the remaining parsley through the creamy beans, and then season the beans to taste with a pinch of salt and pepper, and a squeeze of lemon juice (about 5-10ml depending on your preference).
  5. Nestle the fish, crumb side up, on top of the beans. Scatter any remaining herby crumbs over the fish and beans and roast for another 10-15 minutes at 170 C or until the crumbs are golden and the fish is cooked through.
    If cooking this dish in the oven, return the beans and cod to the oven and cook until the cod is easy flaked when the flesh is pressed and the crumbs are golden, about 12-18 minutes (all ovens run at slightly different temps, so check as you go)
  6. Once cooked, spoon the beans onto serving plates, top with your crispy fish, then garnish with more chopped parsley and a drizzle of olive oil if you like. Serve immediately


  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Category: Mains, Fish Dishes
  • Method: Air Fryer


  • Calories: 979.95kcal
  • Sugar: 18.52g
  • Sodium: 464.61mg
  • Fat: 17.63g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.14g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10.71g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 135.62g
  • Fiber: 38.89g
  • Protein: 73.72g
  • Cholesterol: 78.13mg

Keywords: Air Fryer Cod

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