My obsession with my air fryer continues. On this week’s saga, I’m sharing how you can air fry salmon. It’s SO excellent! So fast! And it’s cooked neatly, however no longer dry.
I’ve air fried each contemporary salmon in addition to frozen. I will have to admit that I desire unfrozen, however as I simplest grocery store as soon as every week or much less all the way through this season of my lifestyles, having a variety of dinner choices I will pull from our freezer makes numerous sense. So, we do each simply relying what we have now available.
To air fry frozen salmon, all you need to do is thaw it first. In a different way, it’s no other than air frying contemporary, unfrozen salmon.
Tips on how to thaw frozen salmon:
You’ll be able to thaw frozen salmon a few techniques, however what I normally do is (if it’s packaged inside of a sealed bag, the filet itself) I will be able to put it in a bowl with particularly warm water in our sink. This most often takes any place from 5-8 mins relying at the dimension of filet.
I season the salmon sooner than air frying with no matter I’m within the temper for, or no matter I feel will move with the remainder of the meal I’m making. This can also be such things as: garlic powder or salt, seasoning salt, Italian seasoning, cayenne, pepper, or a seasoning combine I’ve.
Do you permit the surface on sooner than air frying? Sure, I do. I go away the surface on for all the procedure. I take away the surface sooner than consuming (so I even go away the surface on when serving).
Do you need to turn salmon when air frying? No, I don’t. I cook dinner the salmon pores and skin facet down (so the surface is touching the air fryer or parchment paper) and I don’t turn it whilst it chefs.
How do you stay salmon from sticking in your air fryer?
Two strategies for this. First, you’ll frivolously brush the air fryer backside grate with oil sooner than including the salmon and cooking.
The opposite choice is to make use of parchment paper. Sure, you’ll use parchment paper for your air fryer. I will be able to upload parchment so it suits below the salmon, however no longer bunch it in combination or have a variety of free paper at the aspects of the air fryer (see picture beneath).
The parchment paper will curl up some because it chefs, in order that’s why you don’t need an extra quantity, however you additionally need sufficient that it suits below all the piece of fish you might be cooking.
You’ll be able to see (or print) the recipe card beneath for all of the main points, however I air fry salmon at 390°F for 8 mins. I to find this chefs the fish neatly, however doesn’t dry it out.
This may range some relying at the dimension or thickness of the salmon you might be cooking, however someplace between 7-9 mins will most likely paintings neatly.
Squeeze slightly lemon juice excessive of this air fried salmon and experience! xo. Emma
Air Fried Salmon
how you can simply air fry salmon
of your selection
In case your salmon is frozen, thaw first.
Prep your air fryer via both brushing the ground rack with slightly oil OR including parchment paper.
Brush the highest of the salmon with oil and season neatly.
Upload to the air fryer and cook dinner at 390°F for 8 mins.
-You don’t want to take away the surface sooner than cooking. Air fry the salmon with the surface facet down, at the backside.
-You don’t want to turn the salmon whilst cooking.
-For seasoning you’ll use any mixture of salt, pepper, garlic powder, garlic salt, seasoning salt, Italian seasoning, cayenne, or a seasoning combine.
-You’ll be able to cook dinner a couple of salmon filets within the air fryer on the identical time, however you do not need them to be overlapping or touching as they may be able to stick in combination.
-Serve with a contemporary lemon wedge to squeeze excessive sooner than consuming.