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.

Is Salmon Good in the Air Fryer?

Salmon is delicious in the air fryer. Aside from bacon, it is one of my favorite protein candidates for this hot, new appliance. Why? With little to no oil, the air fryer makes perfect salmon. That is, the skin is ultra crispy and the top layer forms a lovely crust. When I am in a pinch during a crazy weeknight, I often turn to air fryer fish to put a tasty meal on the table with little effort. 

How do you Know When Salmon is Done?

In just under 10 minutes, the air fryer will spit out some pretty amazing salmon. However, keep in mind that salmon fillets come in all shapes and sizes. The thicker the cut, the longer it will take to cook. To prevent any guesswork, invest in a meat thermometer. When the internal temperature of the thickest part of fillet reaches 140 ℉, you are good to go. Remove the fish and let it sit for a few minutes before cutting into it. This will keep all those juices in tact!

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 Salmon Video Tutorial

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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.