How to make Air Fryer Salmon

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You can cook food in different ways. You can choose to work with gas, wood or induction. Now wood will not be very common and in some countries induction cooking is also becoming very popular. What I also see emerging around me is the Air Fryer. This device is often used as an alternative to a deep fryer. You have so many options with the Air Fryer and today I have a new recipe. Namely preparing Salmon. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how to make Air Fryer Salmon.

What is the definition of Air Fryer Salmon

The meaning of Air Fryer Salmon is:

”Preparing a salmon in the air fryer, which ensures in a particularly juicy piece of fish”.

Air Fryer Salmon

Perhaps it is not the first thought that you will prepare a fish in an air fryer. Normally you may prepare it in the oven or in a pan. The simple thing about the air fryer is that you don’t have to worry about it anymore. The device does the job and you can enjoy a nice meal within a few minutes.

You can actually use an Air Fryer for everything. If you want to bake bread in the morning, you can do this with the device. But also baking chips, juicy chicken pieces or preparing a pizza. You have so many options and fish is the next option after today’s recipe.

To make the Salmon, you only need an Air Fryer and 15 minutes of your time. Preparation will take a maximum of 5 minutes. It can also take 2 minutes, but I always estimate the time a little longer. That way you don’t have to rush. It is important that you let the Air Fryer preheat well at 180 degrees. Below I will already discuss the steps you need to follow followed by the ingredients you need for the seasoning.

Making Air Fryer Salmon

Preparing a salmon is super easy. You have a salmon slice and make sure to cut it into equal pieces. You can choose 1 or 2 pieces of salmon per person. Normally it is one piece per person. Of course depending on how big you cut the salmon pieces. When you brush the salmon, brush the salmon with oil on both sides. Then sprinkle the salmon on both sides with pepper, salt and garlic powder.

You have already preheated the Air Fryer at 180 degrees Celsius. You lay the salmon on the plate of the Air Fryer. Then let the salmon cook for 8-9 minutes. This strongly depends on the thickness of the salmon. If you feel it should be a bit shorter or longer, you can make the choice yourself. Below the steps again:

  1. Preheat the Air Fryer at 180 degrees celcius
  2. Slice the salmon into equal pieces
  3. Brush the salmon with oil and add the salt, pepper and garlic powder on both sides.
  4. Cook the salmon for 8-9 minutes. Depending on the thickness.
  5. After the 8-9 minutes serve the Salmon with lemon.

When the salmon is ready you can serve it with some lemon. If you want a side dish, you can opt for some vegetables, a salad or sweet potatoes. I would, however, like to give two important points of attention:

  • Make sure that the fish has the same thickness, to make sure they are ready at the same time.
  • Leave space in the Air Fryer. It is better to prepare the salmon once more than salmon that are stuck together in the appliance.

Air Fryer Salmon Ingredients

To make this fantastic main dish you need a couple of ingredients. These ingredients are: salmon, olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. You can find the recipe below. If you are interested in cooking videos you can watch my YouTube Channel!


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Air Fryer Salmon

An easy main dish that you can make within 15 minutes. I'm talking about Air Fryer Salmon. This recipe is easy and so tasteful! Enjoy!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Persons
Calories 294 kcal


  • Air Fryer


  • 340 grams Salmon (2 pieces)
  • 10 ml Olive Oil
  • 5 grams Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • The first step is to preheat the Air Fryer at 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Slice the salmon into two equal pieces.
  • Brush the salmon with oil and add the salt, pepper and garlic powder on both sides
  • Cook the salmon for 8-9 minutes. An important note is that this time depends on the thickness of the salmon.
  • After the 8-9 minutes serve the Salmon with lemon.


Calories: 294kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 34gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 76mgPotassium: 863mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 68IUCalcium: 20mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Air Fryer Salmon
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FAQ Air Fryer Salmon

Below you can find the most frequently asked questions:

What is Air Fryer Salmon?
Preparing a salmon in the air fryer, which ensures in a particularly juicy piece of fish.

Which ingredients do I need?
You need the following ingredients: salmon, salt, pepper, olive oil, garlic powder and lemon.

How long does it take to make?
The total time with preparation and cooking is 15 minutes.

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