I would have never guessed making air fryer salmon (only takes 7 minutes) would have produced the most tender and juicy salmon every time. I promise this Perfect Air Fryer Salmon will become your new way to conquer salmon in the kitchen and one of your best dinner ideas yet!
If you would prefer a flavored salmon, give my Air Fryer Maple Glazed Salmon a try, an absolute game changer in the taste department. And let’s not forget homemade Air Fryer Fish Nuggets, you’ll never go back to store bought fish sticks!
Air Fryer Salmon in Less Than 10 Minutes
I have to admit, I was totally, totally against the idea of purchasing an air fryer. And not just a little bit against it, but really, really against it. I figured an air fryer was going to be another small appliance I rarely used. Who else has lots of those?
And not only did I think I wasn’t going to use it, I especially did not want another “thing” on my kitchen counter. Extra stuff on my kitchen counters is really one of my pet peeves. I really despise anything being dumped on them, whether it’s mail, car keys, computers…take them to your room and keep them there! But that’s a rant for another day.
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Anyway, I really did not want this new appliance and felt it was going to be a waste of money. However, I ended up pulling the plug and ordered it even though I was not feeling it. I’m so glad I did, because air frying salmon is the best idea ever!
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Are Air Fryers Worth Buying
Air Fryers are really kind of ugly and this one kind of reminds me of Darth Vader’s head/mask thing, but oh my gosh, it’s the best appliance ever. Yes they are worth it! There are lots of air fryers out there, but I do particularly love my air fryer. In fact, here are the best-rated large capacity air fryers available and mine is always among them. If you can grab this air fryer for under $150, you are getting a great deal. In fact, you can read the 5-star reviews on this air fryer here.
In the air fryer, everything comes out crispier, juicier and always perfectly cooked in an incredibly short amount of time. Tatar tots in the air fryer are the best. Chicken in the air fryer, breaded or not is so juicy, tender and delicious. When it comes to making dinner, even ribeye steaks are awesome in the air fryer and I can’t even believe I was willing to try that. Anyway, you get it, it’s worth every penny.
There is no preheating time and the cleanup is very minimal. The air fryer locks in all the juices so you barely have any mess to cleanup. It even makes the perfect crostini toast. I would not recommend an air fryer smaller than a 5.3 quart, it would just be too limiting.
Do Air Fryers Really Work
Look at that beautiful flaking of the salmon after being in the air fryer, it’s absolutely perfect. So, yes, they really do work in producing the best tasting food.
The air fryer locks in the juices as it cooks and rewards you with the perfect tasting salmon.
For your air fryer salmon, you’ll want to use fillets that are the same thickness. These were both 1-1/2-inch fillets. And they were out of the fridge for about an hour to warm them up.
Since my boys fish for salmon every summer, all of our salmon is wild caught and still has the bones. I find the bones are easily removed with needle nose pliers since they do not tear apart the fish.
How To Air Fry Salmon
Here are the salmon fillets in the air fryer basket. It’s best not to crowd things too much. All you have to do is place the salmon fillets in the air fryer basket and turn on your air fryer for the appropriate amount of time. It’s that easy!
Does An Air Fryer Brown Food
You can see how beautiful the color is when they are finished, not to mention extremely juicy and tender.
Salmon has been on the menu a lot more since I started making it this way.
When you reheat food that’s been cooked in an air fryer, it remains juicy and tender, as if the juices were locked in…it is amazing.
If you’ve been waiting to get an air fryer, I hope this propels you to make it happen. Please check out my other air fryer recipes here.
There are so many things you can make in an air fryer, in fact, the possibilities are endless. I know my kid’s love these Air Fryer Fish Nuggets. And who wouldn’t love a batch of these Air Fryer Chickpeas? And who would have thought Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp would turn out so perfect. And holy wow these Copycat Taco Bell Air Fryer Crunch Wraps sound over the top. But these Air Fryer Reuben Egg Rolls also sound crazy good along with this Air Fryer Chicken recipe that uses buffalo sauce!
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Perfect Air Fryer Salmon
- 2 wild caught salmon fillets with comparable thickness, mine were 1-1/12-inches thick
- 2 tsps teaspoons avocado oil or olive oil
- 2 tsps paprika
- generously seasoned with salt and coarse black pepper
- lemon wedges
- Remove any bones from your salmon if necessary and let fish sit on the counter for an hour. Rub each fillet with olive oil and season with paprika, salt and pepper.
- Place fillets in the basket of the air fryer. Set air fryer at 390 degrees for 7 minutes for 1-1/2-inch fillets.
- When timer goes off, open basket and check fillets with a fork to make sure they are done to your desired doneness.
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Before you know it you’ll be buying a sous vide stick! (But they’re small and you can put it in a drawer) It’s my new favorite gadget. Easy to use and perfect results. It’s the only way I’ll poach eggs anymore! And I loved this salmon recipe.
I have one! However, the air fryer is so fast and works with a lot more foods than the sous vide stick. I cannot say enough good things about the air fryer.
I loved the salmon.
We’ve been using our air fryer to cook chicken wings. No breading or deep frying. Healthy. Cook on 390 for 25 min; take out and pour any sauce you like. Put back in to crisp up about 3 to 5 min more. Delicious.
We’ve made 20 in a 6 qt fryer. Great for a party.
Joshua Sims says
I’ve found my favorite wings are Instant pot for 10 minutes with immediate quick release. Then 10/15 min in the AirFryer at 350 or so to crisp. The IP makes them stay really juicy.
25 minutes??? That seems like overkill for an air fryer
With thawed not frozen wings:
360 for 12 mins
360 for 12 mins
390 for 6 mins
Toss in sauce and enjoy
Perfect every time.
I do the same thing. Using Costco frozen wings. 15 min, turn, 10 mins, turn and spray with olive oil cooking spray, 5 mins more and done. 400 degrees for all 3 steps
Oh my goodness. Turned out fantastic!! My sis and I used smoky paprika. I love my Air fryer!!
So glad you loved it.
What do you do with the lemon wedges? Do you place them on the salmon while cooking or squeeze over them before eating? Just curious. I see it listed in the ingredients but not mentioned in the cooking… Gonna try it tonight!!!
Squeeze them on the salmon after cooking.
Derek Barksdale says
Can some of you tell me what your favorite sides are to have with salmon. Thank y’all
I love pan cooked asparagus and some creamy mashed potatoes or steak cut fried potatoes
Robert Cooper says
Air fried Parsnips! Peel and slice lengthwise to uniform French fry size. Toss in olive oil, salt and dried rosmary. Air fry til tender. Yum!
Holly Cokeley says
Buttered, parsley Basmati rice and sauteed zucchini
Holly Cokeley says
Buttered parsley basmati rice and sauteed zucchini
I really love boil broccoli in the oven… I get broccoli crowns and I cut off all the tops so I have just the broccoli florettes… I keep the stems to a minimum… And put all of it in a bowl drizzle it with olive oil and make sure all of the broccoli is coded well – I then use Parmesan cheese and sprinkle it over the broccoli with a little bit of powdered ranch dressing (make sure you don’t use too much ranch dressing because otherwise not come out too salty, and as far as the Parmesan cheese I just put enough and where it seems like it’s coded well throughout the broccoli in the bowl). I put the oven at 450°- put the broccoli on a baking pan. I broil it for about 25 minutes… And I check on it about two or three times in between that 25 minutes, and I’ll pull the pan out and flip over the broccoli just to make sure it’s cooked evenly. I like when the broccoli gets pretty dark where It’s not totally burnt but the tops of the broccoli do you get dark… The flavor is outstanding and it’s a great way to cook vegetables because it doesn’t compromise the integrity of the nutrients in the vegetable.
Tonight I’m going to try salmon, and my typical broccoli mixture in there air fryer and see how that goes… I’m anticipating it to be awesome and it will probably be a heck of a lot quicker in the air fryer!! I’ll update my comment to let you know how it turned out!!
Loved this recipe so much, we devoured it.
I loved this recipe and although its a little late, and I also didn’t want another ugly thing to put on my counter. I find myself cooking almost everything in the air fryer.
Such a good recipe! Thanks for the shout-out for my sweet potato fries!
Joyce B. Scott says
I also cooked the sweet potato fries! This meal was amazing! Love my AirbFryer. Best Christmas present ever!
I bought an air fryer and made this amazing salmon. I’m Almost 84 I love the things I can do in it especially fish and chicken tenders. I am so glad, I bought it. I bought it with gift cards my kids gave me for Christmas. Best Christmas gift ever’
It is honestly the best thing ever.
I bought my wife one. She and I both love cooking with it. Everything from pork chops, steaks, grilled shrimp, cod, salmon. All come out great. Fun in the kitchen experimenting together. We got the xl capacity Secura from Amazon. Love it !!!
helen vernon says
I loved this salmon.
Tried this recipe tonight for the first time and it was awesome! So quick and also moist and delicious! Didn’t want to heat up the house by turning on the oven and now I’ll always make salmon in the air fryer to save time and enjoy the benefits!
So glad to hear it. The air fryer is perfect for summer!
Sheila Sandor says
I cannot wait to make this recipe again. Before I try this I have one question…I have never seen a fish recipe where they mention the skin. I usually take my off after a few minutes of cooking it. Should I take the skin off of the salmon before I cook it?
You don’t have to. It will slip right off the skin once cooked.
Tim McCaffery says
Nice recipe and advice. Have wild salmon filets, frozen, from Costco (6-8 oz. each). Quick thawed them, only 1” thick. Tried 3-4 minutes and they were close. Quick, simple and tasty! TY
Which air fryer do you recommend?
There is a link in this post to my air fryer.
Hello, I’ve sent off for your email recipes, one reason is my Pinterest no longer has the ability to save recipes, I don’t know why, but I’m looking forward to your email.
Pat sloan says
I bought steel cut salmon at Costco and decided to try your recipe. It was so easy and DELICIOUS.. I would definitely try this for company. I am so happy I have an Air Fryer.
So glad to hear that!
do you preheat your air fryer before you put the salmon in or do you turn it on once the salmon is inside?
I have never preheated.
Does an air fryer brown the food?
Yes it does.
Terry Ann says
Can you put frozen salmon filets in it?
Hmmm…I mean you could, but I have no idea how long to cook them for. You’ll have to experiment. However, I think you’ll have better luck with thawed.
Im trying frozen ones as we speak; however, i did thaw them first.
Richard C Calvert says
I ended up cooking my frozen at 390 for 10 minutes and 330 for 4 more. Turned out pretty good.
Kimberly Beato says
Just tried this awesome recipe!!! Thank you so much it was delicious!
It’s definitely the best! Glad you liked it.
I know you mention removing bones, but I did not see if the skins should be removed too. Do you keep the skin on or off for this?
I keep the skin on and the fish slides right off the skin once cooked. Most salmon sold in stores have the bones removed. We fish for our own salmon here in the Pacific Northwest so bone removal is on us.
Does the fish smell up the house when cooking in the air fryer? It smells pretty pungent when I bake it in the oven. Thanks!
My house never smells fishy, even when baking. I think if your fish has a really fishy smell while raw, that could continue during the cooking process. With the air fryer I never notice a smell.
Lois Thomsen says
If cooking something smelly in the air fryer, like fish or even brussels spouts, you can put a cookie sheet on top of your stove and place your fryer on that, and use the air fryer with your vent fan on.
Go right ahead.
Or just bring the air fryer outside!! That’s one thing i love about it… so easy to move around.
Gracie Elizondo says
Enjoyed it very much! Great recipe
Can I cook salmon on a cedar plank in my air fryer?
Hmmm, I don’t really know. But I would not want to block any of the air blowing around my salmon in the air fryer.
Lori Buswold says
Use some slightly damp cedar chips in the drip pan.
Eduardo Jaramillo says
When do you use the lemon wedges in your recipe?
I squeeze lemon on the salmon before serving, but it’s not necessary if you don’t want it.
I haven’t used the “secura” air fryer yet. how is it? Salmon in the air fryer is one of my favorites. and thanks for the recipe going to see how it turns out vs. how i’ve been doing it.
I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to cook this in my Tefal air fryer because the rotating paddle would break up the salmon, but I simply removed the paddle and it cooked perfectly!
Thanks for sharing the recipe – like you, salmon is going to be on our menu much more from now on!
We re still overwhelmed at how quickly and perfect salmon can cook in the air fryer. In fact, almost anything cooked in the air fryer always has come out wonderful. After our air fryer brussels sprouts recipe tests, we started experimenting more with this fantastic way to cook. It s a great way to get dinner on the table, especially for two after a long days work.
Burgess Nichols says
This looks great! I usually buy my salmon from Vital Choice Wild Seafood in Bellingham, WA (since we live in Boston, MA) and the fillets arrive flash sealed and frozen.
I thaw them out in a pot of cold water and that sits in the refrigerator for most of the day.
I’ll definitely leave it out for the hour ahead of cooking as you suggested. I could eat this fish raw I like it so much, so the worst thing that could happen to me (which happens with salmon in restaurants most of the time) is for it to come out dry!
I look forward to following your postings.
Gray Anderson says
My kitchen is tiny and I hate clutter. I buy my air fryer to eat more healthy, not oil, excessive grease, etc. But, even when have to move the air fryer the best recipes are coming from it. This salmon was so good.
Clare McDermott says
We just bought a Ninja Air Fryer for Christmas. The recipe book is very limited..no vegan recipes..has anyone used this brand…was nervous about trying it out, but made this recipe and it was amazing.
The best thing you can do with an air fryer is to jump in and try things. They are very easy to use and the possibilities are endless.
Joz Hill says
Love, love love my Ninja!! Use Google to get a recipe for pretty much anything, which is how I found this amazing recipe for air fryer salmon.
This recipe is AMAZING! Will definitely be added to the weekly rotation in our home. I am an avid home cook and this is the best salmon I have ever made. The way the air fryer cooks keeps the fish so moist and delicious. Highly recommend! Thank you!
Hello, did you use the bake/ roast setting?
Made the salmon for my son and I tonight. Soo good and moist. Went to get more and he ate the rest. Next time I will make twice as much!
Do you turn the Salmon fillets during cook time?
Debi D. says
I usually don’t review recipes but I had to tell you my story because you’ve changed my attitude about Bella, my air fryer, completely! I boughtair het when air fryers first became the rage. I didn’t want to invest more than I had to in something I wasn’t sure I’d use so Bella is an entry point girl. No fancy stuff on her – a simple temperature and timer dial is all she’s got. The first thing I made in her was a disaster. It was chicken tenders and I’m not sure what I did wrong, but I’m pretty sure it was everything. Though I’m sure the fault was mine, and not hers, I banished Bella to a dark closet and pretty much forgot about her. In the meantime I purchased an Instant Pot and Bella became just a bad memory. Every once in a while, when I’d spot her gathering dust on the shelf, I’d feel a twinge of guilt and think I should give her a second chance. I did that tonight using your salmon recipe and my faith in the air fryer is renewed. It was delicious – flaky, flavorful, perfect. My husband hates the fishy taste that salmon can sometimes have so I soaked the filets in milk overnight. I cooked the recipe almost exactly as directed, using grapeseed oil to coat the filets and mixing 1 tsp. each of smoked and plain paprika with the salt and pepper to season. We used a pineapple habenero sauce to glaze after cooking. It was devine. Thanks for restoring my faith in air fryer cooking. I can’t wait to try more of your recipes and more air fryer cooking in general!
I tried this recipe with nothing but the oil and smoked paprika! It was amazing. So easy!!!
Hi. Thanks for sharing! I tried it and it was good! If i have leftovers. How would you suggest i warm it up to not have the salmon be dry?
I microwave it covered, with a tiny bit of water in the dish. It’s never dry.
Sonja Caywood says
This was the best salmon I’ve ever made! Excellent! Thank you!
So happy to hear that!
We’ve made this the past two nights and love it! We change up the seasonings, but the salmon is cooked perfectly! My kiddos are inhaling it! Thanks!
Kevin Smith says
Your air fryer salmon recipe was amazing, but a couple I enjoy are to make a mixture of lemon juice (squeeze one lemon) and/or lime juice, and minced garlic and blend it in a small blender to liquify it and then pour it over the salmon filets, then add salt and pepper (I use a smoked chili sea salt combo in a grinder) and let them sit for 30 minutes to an hour before putting them in the air fryer. The other option is to dice up red and yellow peppers and cook them in red wine or an olive oil vinaigrette dressing and add salt and pepper to taste, and then pour that over the salmon and let sit to marinate for 30 minutes to an hour before cooking.
Wow amazing recipe, looked like photo and I used cilantro lime seasoning and brushed a small amount of butter on the last two minutes. So good.Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Christina | Christina's Cucina says
Couldn’t be easier! Made it tonight, and everyone loved it! Thanks for the quick and easy “recipe” 🙂
Do you have to leave it out an hour before? Does it just take longer to cook if not out?
Anytime something is colder, it will take longer to cook. Just keep an eye on it.
Wow! This Salmon recipe is the BOMB!😋 Even my picky Granddaughter loved it!
Glad to hear it.
Jessica Kess says
I used this for mahi mahi and it turned out great. I’ve searched for mahi mahi air fryer recipes and they all seem to be breaded and I don’t want breaded.
It would work great!
S. Riem says
I made this tonight for dinner. It was so good I have left overs so I will be taking it to work tomorrow can’t wait to have it. It was so simple to make.
This was delicious! I recently bought and air fryer, however it does not have a basket, it comes with 3 trays and a cylinder that turns to make french fries etc. I still followed the same directions?
Remove the cylinder first.
Angie D says
Used this recipe to try salmon for the first time. I have never eaten any seafood other than Captain D’s breaded fish. I have been missing out!! This was so good and easy!! Thank you so much!!
Just made your recipe, and its delish. I bought my air fryer today and was able to try your recipe on 2 fillets for tasting and fryer testing. Amazing! Made 5 more! Thank you again! Btw: for the thicker fillets, I sliced through the middle halfway to allow the lemon juice and spices inside.
Thanks for sharing
So glad to hear that!
You are correct, it was perfect. This is now how i’m going to cook my salmon. Added more spice, but that was it.
The salmon looks great; but how about the veggie? Is it possible to stick carrots or zucchini in with the salmon to cook that at the same time?
Depending on the veggie the cooking time would be different and the air fryer is not my fave for all veggies.
We live in Europe so temps are in Celsius , would help to specify C or F .
I am in America so all temps are Fahrenheit. That is usually included so it might have been left off by mistake. However, I’m sure if something said 400 degrees it would be more obvious that was not Celsius.
Made this tonight, was amazing! I just stumbled on your page and read your bio. I also went to UCD and one of my college roommates lives in McMinnville- small world! 😀
How fun and yes small world!
Used this to make 2 salmon fillets and 2 mahi-mahi filets at the same time with the same seasoning. SOOOOO GOOOOD!! Thank you.
I made this tomorrow with the new instant pot air fryer lid!
Olivia Ray says
I will try this recipe, but quick question…what temp does the salmon end up coming out with? I usually like a medium rare temp. Would I need to adjust the temp or time in a any way?
Vicki Floyd says
It came out medium rare for me with this recipe. I prefer it a little more done, so I popped it in for an extra 2 minutes.
Tried the salmon recipe you had and it turned out EXACTLY like you said!! Delicious and juicy!!
Kimberly Susan Miskiewicz says
Oh, my! I just got my Air Fryer a month ago and am loving it! This recipe is the going to be my go-to recipe for salmon. It is so moist, tender, flavorful and EASY. Thank you!
I’m trying the salmon tonight. I’m going to also cook shrimp. I’m so excited!! I haven’t hardly used my stove since we got the air fryer as a gift!!
Kasey Ahmann says
Do you use the air fry setting? I have a roast setting too not sure which to use
Do you have an air fryer?
Wendy Earwood says
Delicious! Loved the salmon. Super moist and yet a nice crisp coating on the outside. I only recently jumped on the air fryer bandwagon and I can tell you I’ll never jump off…hahaha I love making meals without all the kitchen being heated due to the oven being used so the air fryer not only allows me enjoyment in cooking, but Im saving energy/electricity as well. Kudos for the inventor of this machine and kudos to you for a delectable recipe. This is a keeper recipe!
Kayla D. says
This recipe is amazing. So simple and so so good! Easy and amazing. Even my picky husband loves it. I made it two nights in a row for dinner, first using stuffing as a side dish (random I know but super good) and then the second night I used an Italian herb pasta as my side. THANK YOU FOR MAKING DINNER EASY AND GREAT WITH THIS ONE. 🙂
Great recipe…five stars!
Charlie Trotter says
I like salmon fish. I use chefman air fryer. Can I use this air fryer to make salmon recipe?
Vanessa Ward says
So Good and EASY PEASY!!!! I added some dill on top before cooking. I set timer for 5 minutes as suggested, and cooked 2 minutes longer. Thank you for the recipe. I will make again and again.
I just recently bought an air fryer and made an awesome ribeye steak with it.
This was really good!
Epiphany Henry says
Worked Perfectly! Very moist and I love the crisp on the skin! I will continue to use this instead of the oven.
Ghulam Mohyudin says
It was perfect the first time. I learn so much from you as well! Keep it up great post.
Made this air fryer salmon recipe tonight. Iv been making tilapia with balsamic glaze and it turns out amazing.
Susan Dubose says
I feel like I really need to use my air fryer more – this looks wonderful! I usually poach my salmon but I might try this recipe next time.
This salmon was amazing!
I just bought air fryer. This recipe is perfect to give it a go for the first time. It’s easy and I love salmon. Can’t wait to make it. Thanks for all the tips.
My hubby was able to enjoy the best fish I’ve ever made for him with this recipe. I mixed smoked and regular paprika per other reviews. After looking at the recipe again though, I realized I completely forgot to rub the oil on the salmon. Oops. I simply brushed a little oil in the air fryer and flipped them about halfway through the cooking cycle. Very simple/quick (important since I’m vegetarian and do not want to handle fish or poultry too much) and yielded 10 out of 10 from hubby. Thanks for the winning recipe.
This is the most amazing recipe! Thank you!
Lisa Warren says
Made this tonight and it was DELICIOUS! This will be my go-to recipe from now on.
Omg, So dellicious. I really like it. I made it tonight, my family like too. Thank you so much!
Emily Stimpson says
the most tender and juicy salmon
Seriously unbelievable salmon. Gone are the days of dry, pan-cooked fish. This was easier, less messy, *quicker*, and 10x tastier. Thank you for this!
Christine beirne` says
I truly had my doubts – I usually steam the salmon in packets in oven. This was so much easier and we loved how there was a slightly crisp crust with incredibly moist salmon. The only change I made instead of using the oil, I sprayed my fish with avocado oil, then added the spices. Perfect!
Kenny Bales says
Thanks! I’ll be trying this Saturday. 😂
Orlando Saez says
Great crust. Good even cooking. Flavors are sealed and moisture is adequate. I normally use fresh garlic but suspect that powder works best otherwise it may get bitter. It a keeper recipe with high points for convenience.
This recipe deserves 5 stars and it is fantastic. I just don’t like scrolling through endless chatter to get to a recipe.
That said… this recipe rocks and is as simple as everyone says. Within 10 minutes my fish was prepared and cooked. 5 minutes later my air fryer was clean and we were eating. Yummmy. I’m coming back for more recipes.
J Nicolé says
Just cooked one large filet, surprised it cooked so fast, so perfectly. So flaky and juicy! Will be my go-to way to cook salmon 🍣💤😌
J Nicolé says
Don’t forget the lemon 🍋🍋!!!!!
Steve Bumgarner says
We have always used a cast iron skillet to cook our salmon filets. After reading your recipe, I talked my wife into letting me cook two filets in the air fryer. I followed your recipe exactly. The salmon was the best I have ever tasted! We will never cook our salmon any other way! No smell in the house, no greasy stove top to clean, and perfect fish! Thank you for your recipe!
SHAI ELLBERGER says
The salmon comes out tasting amazing but I have had a hard time with the skin of the salmon sticking to the air fryer. It not only comes off the salmon partially, but it really sticks to the grate and is very hard to clean. Is there a trick to avoiding this?
Spray the the grate with cooking spray.
Lyr Lobo says
In Colorado at 6500 feet, I cooked fresh salmon that I cleaned, patted dry, and from room temperature. I warmed the air fryer for 4 minutes while I cut the salmon into strips.
For 1.25 pounds of fish, I used less than 2 tsps of olive oil, salt and pepper. I cooked it at 390 degrees for a total of 10 minutes with a quality check at 8 minutes into the cooking cycle.
It was great! Thank you!
This looks amazing and easy to make; I can’t wait to try it.
Dr. John F Houpt II, PhD says
Made this with a German Blossom Honey Glaze tonight for the wife and I. As a side made a Roasted Mancini Jalapeno Rice – Soft Jasmine rice with a mixture of Mancini Roasted Jalapeno Peppers (from Italy), green peas, diced corn, fresh diced tomatoes in a seasoned homemade chicken broth.. Married with a simple weekday red wine. I know, red-meat, white-fish. I’m not a pursuit.. We just drink what we like, and it’s homemade as well. The meal took no more than 20 minutes to make, including the rice.
This was great. I’ve been exclusively cooking my salmon the the sous vide for the last 4 years. I love the evenly and lightly cooked texture and convenience. When it’s done, I blast the skin in a hot pan to crisp it up. Today I followed your recipe, but also cooked 3 large slices of zucchini at the same time. Under 10 minutes, “1 pot meal”, perfect. I was happy with the salmon texture though the skin wasn’t quite as crispy as I like, but the minor degradation was offset by speed and convenience.
Rebecca Hall says
Thank you. So yummy!!
My air fryer doesn’t have a 390 degree option. Do you suggest I air fry @ 375 ore 400 degrees?
I would go to 400 and check it a little earlier.
Charlie J says
I have cooked a LOT of salmon over the years. Directly out of the Kenai, from the grocer, Atlantic, soho, humpies, you name it – across the spectrum. Grilled, smoked, poached, broiled, baked.
But this air fryer recipe is absolutely amazing. It is hands-down not only the easy method you’ll ever find it gives the BEST salmon filets I’ve ever made.
I never would have expected this from an air fryer.
Deborah Moran says
That’s what i do. The vent fan takes away any smell. I don’t like fried food smells in my house, and especially fish smells. I just haVe to make sure to have room on the stove for cooking the sides, or cook ahead, or cook in the oven.
Umm.. I searched up and down this page like five times and can’t see the video?
It’s there, you must have clicked it closed.
Been making this one or two a week for months now. I will never make salmon any other way now!
It really is the best!
I have never cooked myself such delicious salmon. Will never do it any other way now!! Bought the air fryer you suggested and love it. Truly the best salmon in less than 10 minutes.
It is life-changing!
This was so delicious. My husband couldn’t believe how well it turned out.
Glad you enjoyed this meal.
Making this again tonight. Serving with couscous…it really is the best version out there.
Thanks for letting me know!
Susan Smythe says
First time making salmon and it turned out wonderfully. My air fryer has been the best purchase.
What an incredible way to make salmon, it turned out amazing!! Love all your air fryer recipes.
Good to hear!
My new way of making salmon, thank you for this idea, it’s wonderful and makes me look like I know how to cook. My date was quite impressed.
Glad I could help.
Donna Houz says
thank you for this outstanding way to make my salmon.
Best air fryer recipe I’ve ever made.
Love this recipe. The best.
I make this for lunch all the time because it’s so easy and so good.
Cheers to you. great lunch for sure.
Making this again tonight!
carla hines says
My college age son is now making this after telling him about it. So easy and doable for these young adults.
Love hearing this.
Best salmon ever! Comes out prefect every time.
Bought my first air fryer because of this recipe! So good.
Good for you.
Favorite way to make salmon!
This air fryer salmon changed my fish cooking life!!
So glad it did.
So simple and turned out so perfect, love salmon in the air fryer.
Glad you enjoyed it.
Best salmon recipe on the planet. Yep I said it.
This air fryer salmon is literally my favorite! I love the crisp outside and the juicy inside!
Glad to know you love it.
Renee Thiegpin says
Cooks perfectly every time! Everyone loves this.
I;m definitely making this again, soon! It is packed full of amazing flavors!
Hands down the best recipe I’ve tried for air fryer salmon.
Glad you think so.
This salmon in the air fryer was crazy good.
It sure is.
I am so impressed with how perfectly this salmon came out! I will be using this recipe from now on, the air fryer makes it so easy!
By far the best air fryer recipe I’ve ever made!
My favorite recipe for air fryer salmon!
It’s so good!
I just received my air fryer last night! I am so excited!!! . i am going to do this recipe today (salmon) question so do you always have to use cooking spray or oil when cooking in air fryer? i did not know that. i am guessing the best investment would be to buy cooking sprays? thoughts?
You don’t, but it adds to the crispness.
Definitely our fave way to make air fryer salmon! Yours is the best!
Michael Danielsen says
Hello, you’ve got some wonderful looking cucumbers or zuchini in the picture but no reference to what or how they are done for a side dish. Can you please explain what those are and simply how you made them.
This method results in the very best salmon I’ve ever eaten! You can change up the seasonings to suit your taste. It’s moist and perfectly cooked every time.
This was absolutely the best best salmon. Thank you. Your simple choice of seasonings is key.
Yay! Glad you enjoyed this air fryer salmon.
This turned out so good. Thank you. So healthy!
Yes, always turns out great!
This was quite amazing.
Thanks for the comment. Salmon in the air fryer is the best!
melissa h says
Salmon air fryer is honestly the best! So happy to have gotten an air fryer for Christmas and made this twice already!
Glad you can now make it!
Air fryer salmon has been the key to my weight loss this past year. Love your recipe!
Bravo to you! It’s so good for you.
Even my kids love this air fryer salmon!
I can understand why!
We love this air fryer salmon recipe!
This was amazing, we loved how it turned out.
Never knew how to cook salmon air fryer but now I do and it was amazing!
Thank you for this!
Making air fryer salmon has now become a way of life for us since finding this delicious recipe.
So happy to hear it.
Stacey in Boston says
This air fryer salmon is part of my new healthy eating plan!
Heather R says
Made it last night. We loved it. Best salmon I’ve ever made.
Thank you for letting me know.
We loved this air fryer salmon.
Air fryer salmon is where it’s at. This was off the charts tasty.
Salmon in an air fryer is a really great idea. We loved it.
We love this air fryer salmon recipe.
It’s so good!
Salmon air fryer is amazing. Loved it.
Such a good air fryer salmon recipe.
Salmon air fryer has become the only way to make it after this recipe. THE BEST!
Glad you love it.
Loved this recipe for air fryer salmon so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We loved this air fryer salmon so much. So juicy.
Loved this air fryer salmon so much. it was an absolute kick to make salmon this way. So very easy and delicious.
We have been making this air fryer salmon so much over the past year. It never disappoints.
This salmon in the air fryer was so good.
We absolutely love this air fryer salmon, it really is the best recipe.
This was absolutely the most wonderful air fryer salmon recipe! So great.
Love this air fryer salmon, we love it everytime we make it, which is a lot.
dawn hisen says
The BEST air fryer salmon on the internet, we really enjoy this recipe.
What a delicious air fryer salmon recipe, making again tonight!
Air fryer salmon is my new favorite, thanks for this delightful recipe.
This was such a delicious salmon dinner. We loved it so much.
Absolutely loved this air fryer salmon, it came out perfect and loved how simple to make it was.
Salmon air fryer is my new favorite healthy dinner for the family. So perfect.
Salmon in the air fryer is to totally my favorite…this recipe changed my life.
Air fryer salmon made this way is oh so good, we loved this recipe and method so much.
This air fryer salmon was an excellent meal we enjoyed very much. Thank you for this.
Totally loved this air fryer salmon..such a great meal.
Air fryer salmon that turned out fantastic! Thank you for this recipe.
We loved this salmon dinner in the air fryer so much. It was absolutely the best.
This was the most amazing air fryer salmon, we really enjoyed it.
Great food with less effort…just how cooking should be! Absolutely loved this recipe and will definitely be making again! Also really loved the aluminum foil tip.
This air fryer salmon was absolutely amazing. So perfect.
Absolutely stunning recipe we really enjoyed it.
So glad I made this it was so delicious and juicy.
This air fryer salmon was so incredible, I want to make it again today!
Thank you for this air fryer recipe, it has changed my life!
This was absolutely fantastic!
This salmon turned out so perfect. Absolutely so good.
Ryan H says
This is the only way I will make salmon! Seriously so easy and delicious!
I love how easy you can make this in the air fryer!! So perfect!
This recipe is freaking amazing. I could eat this every single day.
I am always amazed at perfectly the aor fryer cooks salmon. It is no fuss and no fail!
Absolutely the best recipe for salmon…EVER.
Cathy Williams says
Made this for supper tonight and was so easy and perfectly seasoned. Trying to get more “better” fish into our diet and this recipe will certainly make it easier. Also did steamed asparagus in my instant pot for our veggie. Simple, easy meal for the two of us.
So absolutely fabulous in every way! Loved this salmon.
My favorite way to make salmon now because of this recipe!!
Incredibly flavorful, so juicy. Best recipe for salmon.
The best salmon made in the air fryer I have tried. So amazing!
Do not think I have ever had better salmon. Loved this recipe!
I got such a nice crust on this salmon, it was amazing. Thanks for the recipe.
This turned out so well, I was shocked. What a great way to cook salmon.
This salmon recipe was a 10. Absolutely loved every bite. Juicy!
This is my go-to way to make salmon now. So good and such a great idea.
Made this two nights in a row for dinner. So good!
Randomly tried this salmon recipe and it was the best I’ve ever had!! Thank you for the idea.
I have to admit, I didn’t think this was going to turn out as amazing as it did.
Turned out so good and was so simple to execute for non cook like myself.
I poured some teriyaki on top and it was amazing.
This was so amazing! We loved every bite of this juicy salmon.
This was absolutely amazing, we loved this.
Was truly an aspiring recipe, so delish and easy!
Best salmon I’ve ever made!
Of all the salmon recipes, this one is the best!
Turned out so good. Loved every bite!
Didn’t realize it was going to be so very good.
Cannot complain, this turned out amazing.
As promised, mine turned out perfect.
This was so mouthwatering and juicy and perfect.
Hands down best recipe for air fryer salmon ever!!
This turned out really good! I love how quick and easy it is to make!
Great recipe – it was so easy to make the salmon in the air fryer!
Officially my favorite way to cook salmon! It’s super easy and always delicious!
This was absolutely amazing. I’ll never make salmon another way.