My obsession with my air fryer continues. On this week’s saga, I’m sharing methods to air fry salmon. It’s SO good! So fast! And it’s cooked properly, however not dry.

This can be a new favourite at our home for certain. It’s been added to the rotation of air fried wings, broiled steak, and do-it-yourself cashew hen. Ha.

I’ve air fried each contemporary salmon in addition to frozen. I have to admit that I favor unfrozen, however as I solely grocery store as soon as per week or much less throughout this season of my life, having a lot of dinner choices I can pull from our freezer makes a whole lot of sense. So, we do each simply relying what now we have readily available.

To air fry frozen salmon, all you need to do is thaw it first. In any other case, it’s no totally different than air frying contemporary, unfrozen salmon.

Learn how to thaw frozen salmon:

You possibly can thaw frozen salmon a few methods, however what I often do is (if it’s packaged inside a sealed bag, the filet itself) I’ll put it in a bowl with very heat water in our sink. This usually takes wherever from 5-8 minutes relying on the scale of filet.

I season the salmon earlier than air frying with no matter I’m within the temper for, or no matter I believe will go together with the remainder of the meal I’m making. This may be issues like: garlic powder or salt, seasoning salt, Italian seasoning, cayenne, pepper, or a seasoning combine I’ve.

Do you permit the pores and skin on earlier than air frying? Sure, I do. I go away the pores and skin on for your complete course of. I take away the pores and skin earlier than consuming (so I even go away the pores and skin on when serving).

Do you need to flip salmon when air frying? No, I don’t. I prepare dinner the salmon pores and skin aspect down (so the pores and skin is touching the air fryer or parchment paper) and I don’t flip it whereas it cooks.

How do you retain salmon from sticking to your air fryer?

Two strategies for this. First, you possibly can evenly brush the air fryer backside grate with oil earlier than including the salmon and cooking.

The opposite choice is to make use of parchment paper. Sure, you need to use parchment paper in your air fryer. I’ll add parchment so it matches underneath the salmon, however not bunch it collectively or have a lot of unfastened paper on the perimeters of the air fryer (see photograph beneath).

The parchment paper will curl up some because it cooks, in order that’s why you don’t need an extra quantity, however you additionally need sufficient that it matches underneath your complete piece of fish you’re cooking.

You possibly can see (or print) the recipe card beneath for all the small print, however I air fry salmon at 390°F for 8 minutes. I discover this cooks the fish properly, however doesn’t dry it out.

This will fluctuate some relying on the scale or thickness of the salmon you’re cooking, however someplace between 7-9 minutes will possible work properly.

You possibly can serve this alongside a salad, risotto, pasta salad, broccoli slaw, or steamed rice.

Squeeze a bit of lemon juice excessive of this air fried salmon and luxuriate in! xo. Emma

Air Fried Salmon

methods to simply air fry salmon

  • 6
    salmon filet
  • 1
    of your alternative
  • 1
    olive oil,
  • lemon wedge
    for serving

  1. In case your salmon is frozen, thaw first.

  2. Prep your air fryer by both brushing the underside rack with a bit of oil OR including parchment paper.

  3. Brush the highest of the salmon with oil and season properly.

  4. Add to the air fryer and prepare dinner at 390°F for 8 minutes.

-You do not want to take away the pores and skin earlier than cooking. Air fry the salmon with the pores and skin aspect down, on the underside.

-You do not want to flip the salmon whereas cooking.

-For seasoning you need to use any mixture of salt, pepper, garlic powder, garlic salt, seasoning salt, Italian seasoning, cayenne, or a seasoning combine. 

-You possibly can prepare dinner a number of salmon filets within the air fryer on the similar time, however you don’t want them to be overlapping or touching as they will stick collectively. 

-Serve with a contemporary lemon wedge to squeeze excessive earlier than consuming. 


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