Air Fryer Swai Fish Asparagus Packet (One-Pot Recipe)

How To Air Fry Swai Fish. Easy recipe for air fryer swai fish with asparagus combines white-fleshed swai fish, asparagus, and honey mustard marinade. The result is a mouth-watering, flavorful, moist, tasty, juicy, tender fish and vegetable combo that cooks in 15 minutes. Air-fried swai fish and asparagus is perfect for a healthy lunch or…

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Easy recipe for air fryer swai fish with asparagus combines white-fleshed swai fish, asparagus, and honey mustard marinade. The result is a mouth-watering, flavorful, moist, tasty, juicy, tender fish and vegetable combo that cooks in 15 minutes. Air fried swai fish and asparagus is perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner! Amazingly, air fryer swai fish means that this fish cooks quicker, and cleanup is more effortless. Cooking swai fish in an air fryer equals a moist, juicy, and tasty fish! #swai #swaifish #airfryerswai #airfryerrecipes #airfryerfish #airfryermeal

How To Air Fry Swai Fish.

Easy recipe for air fryer swai fish with asparagus combines white-fleshed swai fish, asparagus, and honey mustard marinade. The result is a mouth-watering, flavorful, moist, tasty, juicy, tender fish and vegetable combo that cooks in 15 minutes. Air-fried swai fish and asparagus is perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner! Amazingly, air fryer swai fish means that this fish cooks quicker, and cleanup is more effortless. 

I didn’t know how to air fry swai fish perfectly until recently. The worst thing to do with swai fish is to dry it out; YIKES. You want a tasty, juicy fish and not a dry fish! Listen, I tried a couple of recipes until this recipe. And this one is just the best! 

I still remember the first time I encountered swai. I asked my husband to get me a bag of frozen salmon from Sam’s Club, and he came home with a bag of frozen swai fish. And the rest is history, as air fryer swai fish is officially one of my favorite air fryer recipes! I permanently have frozen swai in the freezer for a quick and easy lunch/dinner.

Easy recipe for air fryer swai fish with asparagus combines white-fleshed swai fish, asparagus, and honey mustard marinade. The result is a mouth-watering, flavorful, moist, tasty, juicy, tender fish and vegetable combo that cooks in 15 minutes. Air fried swai fish and asparagus is perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner! Amazingly, air fryer swai fish means that this fish cooks quicker, and cleanup is more effortless. Cooking swai fish in an air fryer equals a moist, juicy, and tasty fish! #swai #swaifish #airfryerswai #airfryerrecipes #airfryerfish #airfryermeal

Air Fryer Fish Rocks!

Just a public service announcement if you missed the memo on the awesomeness of air fryer fish recipes. Cooking fish in the air fryer is one of the best things to fish. Air fried fish is moist, juicy, crispy on the edges and pure perfection! And the best part is that you don’t need to flip/turn them while cooking. Check out my healthy air fryer salmon.

WHAT IS SWAI FISH?

Swai fish is a white fish that is generally neutral in flavor and tastes less fishy. Swai fish is a mild fish, and as a result, people like it. Also, swai is cheap and affordable. The United States imports swai fish from Vietnam. Previously referred to as Asian Catfish, swai fish is actually from a separate fish family.

Swai fish is a healthy lean protein that contains heart-healthy omega 3-fatty acid. A 4-ounce swai fillet (like the one I am using today) has only 70 calories, 15 grams of protein, 0 carbs, and only 11mg of omega-3. On the other hand, swai fish is an excellent source of selenium, vitamin b12, and niacin.

Does Swai Fish Taste Good?

Yes, swai fish taste good; it is a neutral fish, and it will taste as any seasoning used. This is why swai is excellent for people that do not like the fishy taste of fish.

Is Swai Fish Good for You?

Swai fish is nutritious. It contains several minerals and vitamins.

Easy recipe for air fryer swai fish with asparagus combines white-fleshed swai fish, asparagus, and honey mustard marinade. The result is a mouth-watering, flavorful, moist, tasty, juicy, tender fish and vegetable combo that cooks in 15 minutes. Air fried swai fish and asparagus is perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner! Amazingly, air fryer swai fish means that this fish cooks quicker, and cleanup is more effortless. Cooking swai fish in an air fryer equals a moist, juicy, and tasty fish! #swai #swaifish #airfryerswai #airfryerrecipes #airfryerfish #airfryermeal

Why You Will Love this Air Fryer Swai Fish with Asparagus:

  • This is a one-pot recipe (hello)! On the other hand, this is equally a super simple way to easily make lunch or dinner! Do increase this recipe to make it for more people.
  • Air fryer swai fish and asparagus meal is feeling.
  • Low-carb and keto-friendly! 
  • Air fryer swai fish recipes are moist, juicy, and flavorful! Notably, one of the best ways to cook swai fish fillets.
  • Honey-mustard-butter marinade made this air fryer swai fish asparagus so tasty! I don’t cook swai any other way! 
  • This recipe is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free!
  • Asparagus is tender and delicious with the help of juices from swai. 
  • Easy recipe to make during camping! Raise your hands if you enjoy packet foods!
  • Air frying swai fish (or any fish) saves tremendous calories from deep-frying! On the other hand, air fried swai fish are healthy than deep fried (well, hello)! 😜
  • Bottom line, air-fried swai fish recipes are tasty, easy, and nutritious, and hopefully, you can give them a try!
Easy recipe for air fryer swai fish with asparagus combines white-fleshed swai fish, asparagus, and honey mustard marinade. The result is a mouth-watering, flavorful, moist, tasty, juicy, tender fish and vegetable combo that cooks in 15 minutes. Air fried swai fish and asparagus is perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner! Amazingly, air fryer swai fish means that this fish cooks quicker, and cleanup is more effortless. Cooking swai fish in an air fryer equals a moist, juicy, and tasty fish! #swai #swaifish #airfryerswai #airfryerrecipes #airfryerfish #airfryermeal

Ingredients for Air Fryer Swai Fish and Asparagus Meal:

  1. A 4-ounce raw swai fish (frozen; allowed to thaw)
  2. 5-ounce of asparagus (about 10 medium spears); this is almost a cup.
  3. 1 – 2 tablespoons of honey mustard marinade or more (I used homemade; but you can use store-brand honey mustard marinade.
  4. Salt to taste (if needed)
  5. Black pepper to taste
  6. Crushed red pepper (optional; as needed)
ingredients for this recipe

Here’s How I Made My Honey Mustard Marinade/Seasoning:

  • Yellow mustard 
  • Olive oil 
  • Butter
  • Garlic cloves (grated)
  • Honey or monk fruit to keep it low-carb
  • Salt
  • Back pepper or any pepper
  • Bouillon seasoning powder or Maggi cube
  • Crushed red pepper 
  • Lemon (juiced). The exact amount of ingredients and instruction is on the recipe card.

HOW TO COOK SWAI FISH IN AN AIR FRYER (step-by-step)

Follow these steps to make Swai Fish – Asparagus in Air Fryer.

  1. trim the asparagus and rinse the swai.

    Cut the bottom part of the asparagus from where the stalk turns white to green. At the same time, rinse the swai fish, and pat dry with paper towels. 

  2. season swai fish fillet.

    First, place clean swai fish on a foil alongside asparagus. Second, sprinkle a little salt and pepper. Then, add 1 teaspoon of the honey mustard marinade to the fish and the asparagus respectively. Use your clean hand to rub and ensure the marinade gets to every corner. season swai fish fillet

  3. wrap fish and asparagus in foil.

    Finally, wrap the foil to cover the fish and make a small packet—Reserve the last teaspoon of marinade to brush on the fish for later (before broiling).wrap fish and asparagus in foil

  4. air fry swai fish fillets.

    Set the air fryer for 10 minutes at 400 degrees and preheat. Place the fish packet in the air fryer basket and cook for 10 minutes. After that time, the air fryer swai fish is ready, and here’s how  it looks.⬇️ air fry swai fish fillets.

  5. broil air fryer swai fish.

    Set the air fryer to broil and preheat. Open the swai fish and asparagus packet, brush some honey mustard marinade. Equally, sprinkle a little crushed red pepper (optional)! My air fryer broil setting automatically sets the time at 6 minutes. Here’s how the fish looks after broiling; phenomenal, right?Easy recipe for air fryer swai fish with asparagus combines white-fleshed swai fish, asparagus, and honey mustard marinade. The result is a mouth-watering, flavorful, moist, tasty, juicy, tender fish and vegetable combo that cooks in 15 minutes. Air fried swai fish and asparagus is perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner! Amazingly, air fryer swai fish means that this fish cooks quicker, and cleanup is more effortless. Cooking swai fish in an air fryer equals a moist, juicy, and tasty fish! #swai #swaifish #airfryerswai #airfryerrecipes #airfryerfish #airfryermeal

  6. serve and enjoy.

    Fortunately, this air fryer swai fish recipe serves only one, so you don’t have to share! Do not discard the juices (inside the foil). Sprinkle it right on the fish for more deliciousness!Easy recipe for air fryer swai fish with asparagus combines white-fleshed swai fish, asparagus, and honey mustard marinade. The result is a mouth-watering, flavorful, moist, tasty, juicy, tender fish and vegetable combo that cooks in 15 minutes. Air fried swai fish and asparagus is perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner! Amazingly, air fryer swai fish means that this fish cooks quicker, and cleanup is more effortless. Cooking swai fish in an air fryer equals a moist, juicy, and tasty fish! #swai #swaifish #airfryerswai #airfryerrecipes #airfryerfish #airfryermeal

RECIPE NOTES/TIPS:

  1. This is a very tender fish, do not flip. I mean, most fish are!
  2. Though the swai I used is frozen, I allowed it to thaw before using. For best results, allow frozen swai to thaw at room temperature before air frying.
  3. Use the bend and snap to understand where to trim the asparagus from; never use asparagus without trimming! You don’t need those hard, chewy, fibrous parts; please cast them away!
  4. I like using two foil pieces when making fish in foil. This way, the juices stay intact and are not licking.
  5. Though you can proceed to serve the fish without broiling, I like to broil it a little, and that automatically takes this air fryer swai fillet to the next level.
  6. You can opt out of broiling the asparagus and just broil the swai. However, I like how the the broil tans the asparagus as well.
  7. Don’t want the honey mustard marinade? No worries! You can use any seasoning/marinade of choice to make air fryer swai fish, and it will taste just delicious!
  8. Alternatively, you can substitute swai with any other fish of choice. Tilapia or salmon would work as well!
  9. I use Instant Vortex Plus Air Fryer, annnnnnd I love it! AM sure you can tell!😊
Easy recipe for air fryer swai fish with asparagus combines white-fleshed swai fish, asparagus, and honey mustard marinade. The result is a mouth-watering, flavorful, moist, tasty, juicy, tender fish and vegetable combo that cooks in 15 minutes. Air fried swai fish and asparagus is perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner! Amazingly, air fryer swai fish means that this fish cooks quicker, and cleanup is more effortless. Cooking swai fish in an air fryer equals a moist, juicy, and tasty fish! #swai #swaifish #airfryerswai #airfryerrecipes #airfryerfish #airfryermeal
This was so tasty, light and delicious!

Swai Fish FAQs:

How Long to Cook Swai Fish in Air Fryer?

It takes 10 minutes to cook swai fish fillet in the air fryer. Place swai fish in the air fryer basket and cook for 10 minutes at 400 degrees if wrapped in foil like this recipe and if cooking alongside vegetables. On the other hand, cook 8 – 10 minutes at 375 degrees if you are cooking swai fish without foil. If air frying bigger swai fish fillets than the one used in this recipe, the time might change.
I personally do not encourage turning/flipping fish. They could break and look like a mess! Relatively, swai fish in the air fryer cooks quicker than oven-baked swai fish!

Is Swai Fish Healthy?

Yes, swai fish is healthy to eat and provides a good amount of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Also, swai fish is inexpensive and great for people that dread “fishy” fish! There are many talks and misconceptions about swai fish farming. The truth is that we can say the same thing about most fish farming.

What to Serve with Swai Fish?

You can serve swai fish with your favorite sides of choice—personally, I asparagus, broccoli, green beans, red beet puree, salads, or carbs. We have had swai with rice, baked sweet potatoes, etc. I suggest you go with the sides you already enjoy!

What’s The Best Way to Cook Swai Fish?

The best way to cook swai fish is to air fry them in the air fryer. They cook quickly and stay moist, juicy, and tasty! Air fryer swai fish is always a hit!!!

Does Asparagus Go with Fish?

Yes, asparagus can go with literally any kind of fish, swai, salmon, or tilapia.

HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER SWAI FISH ASPARAGUS PACKET WITH HONEY MUSTARD MARINADE:

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Easy recipe for air fryer swai fish with asparagus combines white-fleshed swai fish, asparagus, and honey mustard marinade. The result is a mouth-watering, flavorful, moist, tasty, juicy, tender fish and vegetable combo that cooks in 15 minutes. Air fried swai fish and asparagus is perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner! Amazingly, air fryer swai fish means that this fish cooks quicker, and cleanup is more effortless. Cooking swai fish in an air fryer equals a moist, juicy, and tasty fish! #swai #swaifish #airfryerswai #airfryerrecipes #airfryerfish #airfryermeal

Air Fryer Swai Fish Asparagus Packet (One-Pot Recipe)

  • Author: Nkechi Ajaeroh, MPH
  • Prep Time: 4 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Easy recipe for air fryer swai fish with asparagus combines white-fleshed swai fish, asparagus and honey mustard marinade. The result is a mouth-watering, flavorful, moist, tasty, juicy, tender fish and vegetable combo that cooks in 15 minutes. Air fried swai fish and asparagus is perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner! Amazingly, air fryer swai fish means that this fish cooks quicker, and cleanup is more effortless. Cooking swai fish in an air fryer equals a moist, juicy, and tasty fish!


Ingredients

Scale
  • A 4-ounce raw swai fish (frozen and I allowed to thaw)
  • 5-ounce of asparagus (about 10 medium spears); this is almost a cup.
  • 12 tablespoons of honey mustard marinade or more (I used homemade, but you can use store-brand.
  • Salt to taste (if needed)
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Crushed red pepper (optional; as needed)

 

Here’s How I Made My Honey Mustard Marinade/Seasoning:

  • 1 tablespoon of yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 garlic cloves (grated)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey or monk fruit to keep it low-carb
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper or
  • ½ teaspoon bouillon seasoning powder or ½ tsp. Maggi cube
  • ½  teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 lemon (juiced)

Instructions: melt the butter in the olive oil, then add all the other ingredients, mix well, taste, and adjust! Use a tablespoon or more to marinate the swai and asparagus and cook!

Alternatively, get a store-brand honey mustard marinade. 


Instructions

  1. Step one: trim the asparagus and rinse the swai. Cut the bottom part of the asparagus from where the stalk turns white to green. At the same time, rinse the swai fish, and pat dry with paper towels. 
  2. Step two: season swai fish fillet. First, place clean swai fish on a foil alongside asparagus. Second, sprinkle a little salt and pepper. Then, add 1 teaspoon of the honey mustard marinade to the fish and the asparagus. Use your clean hand to marinate and ensure the marinade gets to every corner. 
  3. Step three: wrap fish and asparagus in foil. Finally, wrap the foil to cover the fish and make a small packet—Reserve the last teaspoon to brush on the fish for later (before broiling). 
  4. Step four: air fry swai fish fillets. Set the air fryer for 10 minutes at 400 degrees and preheat. Place the fish packet in the air fryer basket and cook for 10 minutes. After that time, the air fryer swai fish is ready. SEE STEP-BY-STEP PHOTOS IN THE POST.
  5. Step five: broil air fryer swai fish. Set the air fryer to broil and preheat. Open the air-fried swai fish and asparagus packet, and brush some honey mustard marinade on the fish. Use the last remaining marinade and add more if need be! Equally, sprinkle a little crushed red pepper (totally optional)! My air fryer broil setting automatically sets the time at 6 minutes. You can reduce the time. Here’s how air fried swai fish looks after broiling; phenomenal, right? SEE STEP-BY-STEP PHOTOS IN THE POST.
  6. Step six: serve and enjoy. Fortunately, this air fryer swai fish recipe serves only one, so you don’t have to share! Do not discard the juices (inside the foil). Sprinkle it right on the fish for more deliciousness!

Notes

This is a very tender fish, do not flip or turn it while cooking. I mean, most fish are!

For best results, allow frozen swai to thaw at room temperature before air frying.

Use the bend and snap to understand where to trim the asparagus from; never use asparagus without trimming! You don’t need those hard, chewy, fibrous parts; please cast them away!

Though you can proceed to serve the fish without broiling, broiling it a little automatically takes this air fryer swai fillet to the next level. I broiled it for 6 minutes which is the automatic broil setting of my Air Fryer.

You can opt out of broiling the asparagus and just broil the swai. However, I like the color the broil gives the asparagus as well. So, I broiled both.

Don’t you want the honey mustard marinade? No worries! You can use any seasoning/marinade of choice to make air fryer swai fish, and it will taste just delicious! Also, you can make homemade honey-mustard marinade with the ingredients I provided.

Alternatively, you can substitute swai with any other fish of choice. Tilapia or salmon would work as well!

I use the Instant Vortex Plus Air Fryer and I love it! 

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Easy recipe for air fryer swai fish with asparagus combines white-fleshed swai fish, asparagus, and honey mustard marinade. The result is a mouth-watering, flavorful, moist, tasty, juicy, tender fish and vegetable combo that cooks in 15 minutes. Air fried swai fish and asparagus is perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner! Amazingly, air fryer swai fish means that this fish cooks quicker, and cleanup is more effortless. Cooking swai fish in an air fryer equals a moist, juicy, and tasty fish! #swai #swaifish #airfryerswai #airfryerrecipes #airfryerfish #airfryermeal

This moist and juicy air fryer swai fish with asparagus is full of flavors, and I hope you can give this a try. It’s excellent for low-carb meal prep. Also, please leave me a comment and a 5-star rating!😊

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16 Comments

  1. This was so flavorful and EASY! I never even thought about doing foil packet in the air fryer–what a great idea!

  2. I’ve never cooked with swai fish before and was really intrigued to read about it. Fortunately, I’ve just found an online shop selling frozen swai fish! Cannot wait to try this recipe!

  3. One dish dinners like this are so great where you can have tons of flavour fast without loads of cleaning up. Love the flavour in this!

  4. Mmm fish and asparagus. So yummy and easy to make recipe. Thank you! It`s one of my favorite now.

  5. I love a good fish dish and this one is so good, particularly with the mustard marinade!

  6. Beth Sachs says:

    That honey mustard marinade worked so well with the fish. I’m loving my air fryer right now!

  7. I am making fish a lot for week night dinners these days! Thank you for sharing this recipe, I cant wait to try this one too!

  8. I do not like cooking with aluminum foil due to the chemicals it gives off…is there another safer wrap I can use?