Saturday, March 14, 2020

Air Fryer Salmon

Air Fryer Salmon

     I grew up in a family that never ate fish. My dad grew up in Miami, where there was an abundance of seafood, but the only time I remember eating it was when we would visit my grandparents there and we would go to Red Lobster. When I met Brian the first meal he cooked for me was grilled salmon. I was meeting his siblings that night and he cooked dinner for all of us. I was very impressed he knew how to cook salmon, in my experience it was something I thought you could only get at restaurants! Over the years we have had grilled salmon regularly for dinner but I wanted to experiment with it in the air fryer for those days we don't want to grill. I was surprised how well it turned out, and the clean up is really easy!

Air Fryer Salmon


2 Wild Salmon Filets ( mine were 6 oz each)

2 TBSP pure maple syrup

2 TBSP coconut aminos ( or soy sauce)

1/2 tsp salt ( if using coconut aminos)


1) Place the maple syrup, coconut aminos, and salt in a shallow dish and stir to combine.

2) Put the salmon skin side up in the dish and marinate for 20-30 minutes in the fridge.

3) Pre- heat the air fryer to 400 for 3 minutes.

4) Spray the bottom of the air fryer with cooking spray or olive oil.

5) Remove the salmon from the marinade and place skin side down in the basket of the air fryer. Sprinkle the top of the salmon lightly with sea salt. This especially is important if you used coconut aminos in your marinade, as it isn't as salty as soy sauce.

6) Cook the salmon at 400 for 7-8 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145. This can vary greatly depending on the thickness of your piece of salmon.


Notes: You can add a few cloves of crushed garlic or 1/2 tsp of garlic powder to the marinade to add more flavor. You also can use any dry rub you normally use on salmon and still cook it in the air fryer! My friend Diane seems to make the most delicous salmon with just salt and olive oil!

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