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Air Fryer Salmon

Are you looking for a delicious, healthy way to cook salmon? Try air fryer salmon! This cooking method is not only quick and easy, but it also results in perfectly crispy, juicy salmon every time.

air fried salmon on plate with salad

How To Cook Salmon In An Air Fryer

This recipe will take you through the basic steps for cooking salmon in an air fryer. You can vary it by changing the seasoning, or marinating it in your favourite flavours (I’ve included some suggestions later on).

What You Need

This will make 2 servings of salmon, adjust accordingly. To print out this recipe, please head to the recipe card at the bottom of the article.

Ingredients

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to season

Equipment

  • air fryer

Making It

Switch the air fryer on and set the temperature to 200C (400f).

Begin by rubbing each salmon fillet with a little olive oil followed by your choice of seasoning.

I used peri peri seasoning, about 1/2 tsp for each salmon, but you can use your favourite seasoning, or just add a little salt and pepper.

salmon seasoned with a peri peri spice mix

Lightly spray or brush the air fryer basket with some oil. Place the salmon in the air fryer basket, skin side down, and set the timer for 8 minutes.

salmon in air fryer basket
salmon fillets in air fryer basket

Check on the salmon at 8 minutes to check if it is cooked. The salmon should flake easily when it is ready. Air fry for a further 1 to 2 minutes if required. How long the salmon takes to cook will not only depend on your air fryer but also the thickness of the salmon fillets.

air fried salmon with green salad

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How Long Does It Take To Cook Salmon In An Air Fryer

Salmon can be air fried in less than 10 minutes, making this a quick and easy recipe to prepare at any time. Check that the salmon is cooked at around 8 minutes – the salmon should be opaque and should flake quite easily when it is ready.

air fried salmon on a plate with green salad

What Temperature Do You Air Fry Salmon At?

Salmon cooks in the air fryer at 200C (400f).

Do You Need To Flip Salmon In An Air Fryer?

No, the salmon doesn’t need to be flipped over when cooking it in an air fryer.

Air Fryer Salmon Seasoning and Marinades

If you want to give your salmon a bit of extra flavour, you can try marinating it in one of these delicious options:

Honey and soy sauce: mix together 2 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp soy sauce and 1 tsp rice vinegar. Pour over the salmon and leave to marinate for 30 minutes.

Lemon and garlic: mix together the juice of 1/2 a lemon, 2 cloves of garlic (chopped), 1 tbsp olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Pour over the salmon and leave to marinate for 30 minutes.

BBQ: mix together approx 100ml BBQ sauce and 1 tsp smoked paprika. Pour over the salmon and leave to marinate for 30 minutes.

What To Serve With Air Fryer Salmon

This salmon goes perfectly with some boiled or steamed greens, such as broccoli, green beans or kale. You could also try serving it with some crispy oven-roasted potatoes.

How Long Does Air Fryer Salmon Last?

If you have any salmon leftover, it will keep in the fridge for up to 2 days. You can also freeze cooked salmon for up to 3 months.

More Air Fryer Recipes

air fried salmon on plate with salad

Air Fryer Salmon

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

If you're looking for a quick and healthy salmon recipe, look no further than this air fryer salmon. In just 10 minutes, you'll have perfectly cooked salmon that's packed with flavour. Serve it with your favourite sides and you've got a delicious meal that the whole family will love.

Ingredients

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to season

Instructions

  1. Switch air fryer on and set the temperature to 200C (400F).
  2. Rub a little oil on each salmon fillet and season with salt and pepper or your favourite seasoning or marinade.
  3. Lightly spray the air fryer basket with a little oil and place the salmon fillets in the basket.
  4. Cook for 8 minutes. Check at this time to see if they are cooked - they should flake quite easily when they are ready. Cook for a further 1 to 2 minutes if necessary.

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