You will love this perfect air fryer salmon that cooks in under 15 minutes. The air fryer creates a perfect crust on the outside, while the inside remains juicy.

If you want more air fryer healthy protein recipes, Air Fryer Pork Chops and Perfect Crispy Air Fryer Cod will become a staple in your home.

Air Fryer Salmon in a plate with greens

Air fryer salmon makes a wonderful topping for a salad, or can be served with grains or grilled zucchini. Our whole family loves salmon fillets, and these are so quick and easy to prepare.

If you love salmon and you don’t have an Air Fryer, you can try our Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon. You can also make your own cold smoked salmon; we love it with our breakfast.

Cooking Fish in an Air Fryer

An Air Fryer can be used to cook all sorts of fish, but our favorites have always been salmon and cod. The fillet size may vary, so keep an eye on the internal temperature to assure the readiness.

Salmon in a airfryer basket with butter and lemon

Tips for the Perfect Salmon in an Air Fryer

  • Season generously; salmon typically requires extra seasoning.
  • To ensure that you have a moist salmon, top salmon with slices of butter before cooking.
  • Use salmon with skin on; this will keep more juices inside. While the salmon cooks, the skin will stick to the air fryer, and you can easily remove the skinless fillet.
  • Cook salmon on high heat (400°F or higher) until the internal temperature reaches 145°F. When it’s cooked on high heat, the outside creates a beautiful crust, while the inside remains juicy.

Air Fryer Recipes To Try

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Natalya founded Momsdish to demonstrate that placing a homemade meal on the table is not hard at all. Natalya makes cooking easier and approachable, by simplifying the ingredients, while still producing the same great taste.