I would never have imagined that making air fryer salmon (it only takes 7 minutes) would have produced the most tender and juicy salmon every time. I promise you that 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 prefer flavored salmon, try my Air Fryer Maple Glazed Salmon, an absolute game-changer in the flavor department. And let’s not forget the homemade air fryer fish nuggets, you will never buy bought fish sticks again!
<img src="https://noblepig.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/8Perfect-Air-Fryer-Salmon-13.jpg" alt=
“air fryer salmon” />
Air fryer salmon in less than 10 minutes
I have to admit that I was totally, totally against the idea of buying an air fryer. And not just a little against, but really, really against. I thought an air fryer was going to be another little appliance that I rarely used. Who else has many of those?
And not only did I think I wasn’t going to use it, I especially didn’t want another “thing” on my kitchen counter. The extra stuff on my kitchen counters is really one of my hobbies. I really despise anything thrown at them, be it mail, car keys, computers… Take them to your room and keep them there! But that’s a rant for another day.
Related: Easy weekday dinners
Anyway, I didn’t really want this new appliance and felt like it was going to be a waste of money. However, I ended up pulling the plug and asked for it even though I wasn’t feeling it. I’m so glad I did, because frying salmon in the air is the best idea!
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy here.
Is it worth buying
? Air fryers are really ugly and this one reminds me of Darth Vader’s head/mask, but my God, it’s the best appliance ever. Yes, they are worth it! There are many air fryers out there, but I particularly love my air fryer. In fact, here are the top-rated high-capacity air fryers available and mine is always among them. If you can take this air fryer for less than $150, you’ll get a great deal. In fact, you can read the 5-star reviews about this air fryer here.
In the air fryer, everything comes out crispier, juicier and always perfectly cooked in an incredibly short time. Tatar tots in the air fryer are the best. The chicken in the air fryer, breaded or not, is so juicy, tender and delicious. When it comes to preparing dinner, even the ribeye steaks are amazing in the air fryer and I can’t even believe I was willing to try that. Anyway, you understand, it’s worth every penny.
There is no preheating time and cleaning is very minimal. The air fryer blocks all juices so you barely have to clean. He even makes the perfect crostini toast. I wouldn’t recommend an air fryer smaller than a quart 5.3, it would be too limiting.
Do air fryers really work
? Look at that beautiful salmon flaking after being in the air fryer, it’s absolutely perfect. So, yes, they really work to produce the best tasting food.
The air fryer blocks juices while cooking and rewards you with the perfect tasting salmon.
For your air fryer salmon, you’ll want to use fillets that are the same thickness. Both were 1-1/2 inch steaks. And they were out of the fridge for about an hour to warm them up.
Since my kids catch salmon every summer, all of our salmon is wild-caught and still has the bones. I find that bones are easily removed with needle-tip pliers, as they do not tear fish apart.
<img src="https://noblepig.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/8Perfect-Air-Fryer-Salmon-3.jpg" alt="Two pieces
of raw salmon in the basket of an air fryer.” />
How to fry
salmon in the air
Here are the salmon fillets in the air fryer basket. It’s better not to clutter 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 right amount of time. It’s that easy!
Is an air fryer brown food
You can see how beautiful the color is when they’re finished, not to mention they’re extremely juicy and tender.
Salmon has been
on the menu a lot longer since I started doing it this way.
https://noblepig.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/8Perfect-Air-Fryer-Salmon-5.jpg” alt=”A piece of cooked salmon that has been husked to see inside the fish.” /> When you reheat food that has been cooked in an air fryer, it remains juicy and tender, as if the juices are enclosed… It’s amazing.
<img src="https://noblepig.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/8Perfect-Air-Fryer-Salmon-xx.jpg" alt="Salmon on a
bed of zucchini with lemon slices and a fork
If you’ve been waiting to get an air fryer, I hope this will push you to make it happen. Please check out my other air fryer recipes here.
There are so many things you can do in an air fryer, in fact, the possibilities are endless. I know my son loves these Air Freir fish nuggets. And who wouldn’t love a batch of these spicy Air Fryer sweet potato fries? And who would have thought that Air Fryer Roasted Corn would turn out so perfect. And santa wow these Copycat Taco Bell Air Fryer Crunch Wraps sound over. But these Air Fryer Reuben egg rolls also sound great along with this Air Fryer Chicken recipe that uses buffalo sauce!
A year ago I shared my Grapefruit Blueberry Martini with you, have you already done it? Five years ago, this quick dinner of loaded sausages and baked potatoes with sauce came into my life and is still a quick dinner for us. Seven years ago I learned how to make Chicago-style hot dogs at home and shared them with you. Eight years ago, these cornmeal and blueberry buns made me feel like spring in the middle of winter. And nine years ago this asparagus Popover beat me.
FYI: Join our NOBLE PIG FACEBOOK GROUP for a deeper look at recipes, cooking tips, and other contributions from members.
IF YOU DO ANY NOBLEPIG, IT WOULD BE GREAT TO SEE HOW YOURS TURNED OUT! TAG @NOBLEPIG ON INSTAGRAM WITH YOUR CREATION. DON’T FORGET TO RATE THIS RECIPE AND LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW. ALSO FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM, PINTEREST, FACEBOOK AND TWITTER FOR PLENTY OF FOOD INSPIRATION AND A GLIMPSE INTO EVERYDAY LIFE.
As an Amazon associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn on qualifying purchases.