Can you cook salmon in an air fryer?
Yes, salmon fillets can very successfully be cooked in an air fryer. As with most methods of cooking, salmon fillets in an air fryer cook very quickly and with little mess.
Why would you use an air fryer to cook salmon?
Air fryers are ultimately very convenient. In essence, they are tiny forced air convection ovens. By cooking your salmon in an air fryer you don’t have to deal with the mess that you can get with pan-frying, heating up your whole kitchen by using the oven, or worry about burning your salmon with the broiler. In essence, cooking salmon in an air fryer is easy and makes clean up simple.
How long to cook fresh salmon in an air fryer
An average salmon fillet will cook in about 10 minutes in your average air fryer at 360°. If you are wanting your salmon to have crispy skin, then you will want to make sure that you are aren’t using too thin of pieces of salmon. If you do, the salmon will be done before it reaches the desired crispness. Start checking for doneness at the 8-minute mark and keep checking every 2 minutes until it is just flaky.
Cooking frozen salmon fillets in an air fryer
Yes, you can cook frozen salmon fillet in your air fryer.
If you don’t feel like thawing out your salmon, you can absolutely pop your frozen salmon fillets in your air fryer and cook them from frozen to done, it will just take longer. Start with your seasoned and oiled salmon in your preheated air fryer for ~8 minutes at 320°, then check to see if it is thawed. If it is, turn the temperature up to 360° for about another 8 minutes. Check to see if it is done, if not, cook for an additional 2 minutes.
Basic method for cooking a salmon fillet in an air fryer
Start by preheating your air fryer to 360°. Lightly coat your salmon with oil, not cooking spray. Cooking sprays contain additional chemicals that aren’t good for you or your air fryer. Season your salmon with salt and pepper, salmon seasoning or lemon pepper blend.
Place your fillets in your air fryer making sure not to crowd them in the pan. If you are using a sauce, you can use an air fryer pan to help contain the sauce and not make a mess in your air fryer. Cook for 8 minutes and check for doneness. If they aren’t quite flaky, cook for an additional 2 minutes. Your salmon should just be done when you take it out of your air fryer.
Air fryer salmon recipes
AIR FRYER LEMON GARLIC SALMON
Easy Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Salmon Recipe – delicious crispy and flavorful air fried salmon packed with tons of lemon and garlic flavor in under 12 minutes!
Basic air fryer salmon
Air Fryer Salmon comes out tender and juicy every time! Making salmon in the Air Fryer is an easy and quick way to cook your favorite fish exactly the way you like it with only a little bit of oil.
Air fryer salmon with miso glaze
This recipe is a great example of how to cook easy, healthy dishes without sacrificing flavor. The maple soy glaze is delicious, made with just 4 ingredients; pure maple syrup, sriracha, soy sauce and garlic.
Marinated air fryer salmon
This Marinated Air Fryer Salmon recipe is a delicious and easy quick air fryer meal. The Air Fryer cooks this salmon dish perfect each and every time.
Cajun salmon air fryer recipe
Full of flavor with a hint of sweetness, this moist and delicious salmon is ready in under 10 minutes!