Air Fryer Salmon Recipe – Cookin’ with Mima

This Air Fryer Salmon recipe serves up the most tender and delicious salmon! Flaky, succulent salmon with a crisp, seasoned coating, so easy and so tasty!

Top down shot of air fryer salmon on a plate.

Crispy edged with a juicy middle, this Air Fryer Salmon recipe comes out perfect every time! These protein packed fillets are perfectly seasoned and go well with so many sides. An easy weeknight meal that’s bound to please!

Looking for more air fryer recipes? Why not also try my Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries and my Air Fryer Chicken Wing Recipe!

Why you’ll love this Air Fryer Salmon recipe

  • Perfectly cooked salmon. Crispy edged with a succulent middle, these fillets come out perfect and no grease!
  • A delicious coating. The fillets are covered in a simple mix of seasoning that really packs in the flavor.
  • An easy salmon recipe. Only a handful of ingredients needed, this easy fish dish goes from pantry to table in 12 mins!

Ingredients you’ll need

  • Salmon
  • Seasoning: onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, cumin, salt, pepper
  • Olive Oil Spray
TOp down shot of air fryer salmon ingredients.

How to make this Air Fryer Salmon recipe

  • Coat the salmon – In a bowl mix all the spices and coat the salmon.
  • Air fry – Transfer the salmon to the air fryer and spray with some olive oil then cook for 7-8 mins.
Raw salmon fillets in an air fryer.
  • Garnish, serve with your favorite side and enjoy!

Recipe notes and tips

  • Use a preheated air fryer.
  • Cook time can vary based on the thickness of the salmon.
  • Make sure the fillets don’t overlap in the air fryer, so they cook evenly.
  • Air fryer’s settings can vary, so check in on the salmon, for doneness. Things cook fast, sometimes another minute more is all it needs.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and lemon.
Cooked salmon fillets in an air fryer.

FAQ’s

What to serve with this Air Fryer Salmon recipe

These juicy and tender salmon fillets go well with a whole host of side dishes. You can serve with rice, noodles, veggies or mash – whatever takes you fancy! Here’s some more ideas:

How do I know when the salmon is cooked?

To know when the salmon is cooked, the fish will change from translucent – red – to opaque pink, as it cooks. you can check for doneness after 6 to 8 minutes of cooking, by peeking into the thickest part with a sharp knife or fork. The salmon should flake, but still has a little translucency in the center when it’s done.

What temperature should salmon be cooked to, to be safe?

The FDA recommends the salmon to an internal temperature of 145 F, measure at the thickest part of the salmon. But you can always cook it to about 125-130 F and cover with foil wrap and let the salmon rest for another 10 minutes before serving. This will cook the salmon slowly a little more without over cooking it.

Are air fryers worth the money?

I think they do honestly. I have been loving the way the food comes out on most of the ingredients I cook in them. Proteins like salmon, shrimp and chicken come out so juicy and tender. Most vegetables and potatoes cook well in there. In the end, you are using mush less oil to cook your food and that’s a great contribution to your health.

What is the best way to thaw salmon?

The easiest and safest way to thaw a salmon would be overnight in your fridge. But you can also thaw sealed salmon in a bowl of cold water for 45 minutes to 1 hr.

How to store Air Fryer Salmon

Air fryer salmon is a great for meal prep! It’s so easy to whip up and you can add it so grains or salads, plus it’s not greasy, so fits in well with a side in a container. This Air Fryer Salmon keeps well in an airtight container for up to 3 days. You could also freeze the cooked salmon for up to 3 months, just make sure to thaw in the fridge overnight and then warm until heated through.

Top down shot of fork cutting into salmon fillets.

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Top down shot of air fryer salmon on a plate.

Air Fryer Salmon Recipe

This Air Fryer Salmon recipe serves up the most tender and delicious salmon! Flaky, succulent salmon with a crisp, seasoned coating.

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Course: Main Dishes

Cuisine: American

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes

Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 18kcal

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to

  • Mix all the spices and salt in a little bowl and then sprinkle onto the salmon to coat on all sides.

  • Transfer the salmon pieces into the air fryer and generously spray them. Cook for 7-8 minutes. When the timer goes off, insert a fork into the salmon and make sure it’s cooked through. Cook time will depend on the size and thickness of your salmon.

  • Remove from the air fryer, place on a dish and garnish with some fresh parsley and lemon wedges.

Notes

  • Use a preheated air fryer.
  • Cook time can vary based on the thickness of the salmon.
  • Make sure the fillets don’t overlap in the air fryer, so they cook evenly.
  • Air fryer’s settings can vary, so check in on the salmon, for doneness. Things cook fast, sometimes another minute more is all it needs.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and lemon.

Nutrition

Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 622IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg



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