Air Fryer Salmon

In the past year I have finally broken down and started cooking in the air fryer. It is no small announcement when I tell you that salmon cooked in the air fryer is truly something to brag about. It is seriously tasty and I have to say better than a lot of the salmon I’ve ordered out. If you haven’t tried an air fryer maybe it’s time. I generally hate purchasing another new kitchen appliance especially a rather large one but this one is worth it. If you DO have one you know what I’m talking about. Salmon and Chicken are delicious in the air fryer along with vegetables and potatoes. This recipe is very easy and since my oven is still out of commission it’s a perfect stand-in.

This recipe is very easy and very loose and what I did last night. Served with rice pilaf ( since my stove-top is still working) and a green salad.


2 Salmon Fillets — about 6-8 oz. each

Kosher Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 Tablespoon brown sugar or you can use Honey

1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard

1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil

1/2 Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


with paper towels, pat the salmon dry. Sprinkle lightly on top with Salt and Pepper

For easy cleanup I always spray the air fryer with cooking spray

Pre-heat the air fryer to 400 degrees for about 5 minutes

In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, dijon, oil, soy sauce and garlic powder. Spoon over the top of the salmon.

Cook the salmon in the air fryer for 6-10 minutes depending on thickness of salmon. Around 1″ salmon fillets will take about 8 minutes. Do not over cook or the salmon will be dry. Salmon is done when it registers 145 degrees with and instant read thermometer .I like to remove mine a few degrees early, let it rest, the carryover cooking will finish the job. You can easily check it a few times towards the end to make sure it doesn’t overcook.

I love cold salmon so leftovers are perfect.

Ridiculously easy and delicious!

3 responses to “Air Fryer Salmon

  1. If you have an air fryer with basket like bowl, you can buy liners that look kike old style pleated coffee filters for even easier cleanup.

  2. Pingback: Air Fryer Salmon — Cooking with Candi | My Meals are on Wheels

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