I would have never guessed making salmon in an air fryer 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.
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Perfect Air Fryer Salmon

I would have never guessed making salmon in an air fryer 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. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Perfect Air Fryer Salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 288kcal
Author Cathy

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Notes: One of the beauties of the air fryer is that it's so easy to pop something back in for a minute if you want it cooked longer. You can also open it while it's cooking to make sure it's not overdone. I always set my timer for a little less so I can check on how things are coming along so I don't overcook an item. Things cook so fast sometimes a minute more is all it needs.
 
Times for cooking will vary for salmon based on the temperature of the fish and the size of your fillets. Always set your air fryer for a little less time than you think until you become more used to the timing of your appliance.

Nutrition

Serving: 1fillet | Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.4g | Protein: 28.3g | Fat: 18.9g | Saturated Fat: 2.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10.3g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 80.6mg | Potassium: 52.5mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 1135IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.4mg