Oven-Baked Seasoned Fish Fillets


– 2 fish fillets (such as tilapia, cod, or catfish)
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– 1 teaspoon paprika
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1 teaspoon onion powder
– 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for a bit of heat)
– 1 teaspoon dried thyme or oregano
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Lemon wedges (for serving)



1. **Preheat the Air Fryer:**
Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) for about 5 minutes.

2. **Prepare the Fish Fillets:**
Pat the fish fillets dry with paper towels. Brush both sides of the fillets with olive oil.

3. **Season the Fillets:**
In a small bowl, mix together the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper (if using), dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle this seasoning mixture evenly over both sides of the fish fillets, ensuring they are well-coated.

4. **Cook the Fillets:**
Place the seasoned fillets in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Cook for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time, until the fish is golden brown and cooked through. The internal temperature should reach 145°F (63°C), and the fish should flake easily with a fork.

5. **Serve:**
Remove the fish fillets from the air fryer and serve immediately with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over the top.


– You can adjust the seasoning to your taste or try different spice blends.
– Serve the fish with a side of vegetables, salad, or rice for a complete meal.

Enjoy your delicious air-fried fish fillets!