Easy Air Fryer Salmon is a simple air fryer recipe that gives your salmon a lightly crisped outside and a juicy, flaky inside. This is a great beginner air fryer recipe. With a flavorful spice rub, this air fried salmon is delicious!
I like making salmon in the air fryer because it is just so fast and easy. We love the flavor of the spice rub, too.
Air Fryer Salmon Recipe
Air fryers are very popular, and it’s no wonder because there are so many foods that you can cook in them. Fish is especially good!
Salmon is a perfect food to cook in the air fryer. It comes out moist and flaky, and doesn’t take very long. You can cook a little or a lot, and make a delicious, healthy meal.
How to Choose a Salmon Filet
• I prefer wild caught salmon for the best flavor.
• Select a filet that has an even thickness so that when you slice the pieces they will air fry evenly and be done at the same time.
Gather all of the ingredients together. Add the spices to a bowl.
Add the melted butter to the bowl of spices and mix it up. Brush the butter mixture on all sides of the salmon.
Preheat the air fryer. Then set the salmon filets in the air fryer basket, skin side down. Cook the salmon without flipping it over.
How Do I Know When the Salmon is Done?
I highly recommend checking the internal temperature with a meat thermometer (I prefer an instant read digital). Salmon is done at 145°F.
You can also tell by checking the color. Raw salmon is translucent and reddish. Cooked salmon is an opaque and more of a pink color.
Can I Use Frozen Salmon?
It is always better to cook fresh for the best quality, but if you are going to cook from frozen, it’s not that difficult.
• Yes you can. Set the salmon into the preheated air fryer and brush the marinade over the frozen salmon fillets.
• Cook as you would fresh salmon. Check the temperature to ensure doneness. Add more time if necessary.
More Air Fryer Recipes
Air Fryer Whole Chicken
Air Fryer Pork Chops
Air Fryer Asparagus
Air Fryer Turkey Burgers
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
If you happen to have any cooked salmon left over, you can add it to some cooked rice or put it on a salad.
If you make this tasty salmon in the air fryer recipe, please let me know. Just leave a comment below with a star rating. I’d like to know how you liked it.
Air Fryer Salmon is an easy air fryer recipe that gives your salmon a lightly crisped outside and a juicy, flaky inside.
- 2 4-ounce Salmon Fillets
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Italian Herbs
- ½ teaspoon Dried Oregano
- Zest of 1 Lemon
Begin the recipe by using the microwave to melt the butter in a small mixing bowl.
Once the butter has melted, add garlic powder, salt, Italian herbs, dried oregano and lemon zest. Mix together.
Brush the marinade over two salmon fillets, including the skin to avoid it sticking to the Air Fryer tray.
Preheat the air fryer at 400°F for 5 minutes.
Place the marinated salmon fillets into the Air Fryer, skin side down, cook at 400°F for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, take out of the Air Fryer and serve immediately.
Frozen Salmon Fillets
- Set the salmon into the preheated air fryer and brush the marinade over the frozen salmon fillets.
- Cook as you would fresh salmon. Check the temperature to ensure doneness. Add more marinade and time if necessary.
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This was so delicious! I never though I would be cooking salmon in an air fryer, but it was easy and yummy!