Perfect Air Fryer Salmon Fillet
This Air Fryer Salmon Fillet is a quick, delicious, and healthy meal that is perfect for any day of the week. The salmon fillet is seasoned with a blend of herbs and spices, then cooked to perfection in the air fryer for a crispy finish. This mouthwatering dish can be served alongside a side of your favorite vegetables or salad.
If you love quick dinners next time check out this Air Fryer Chicken Curry recipe.
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WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
- All of the ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store.
- This recipe comes together in about 20 minutes and it’s a great source of protein for a busy weeknight.
- The combination of the flavors from the orange juice and soy sauce is delicious.
- It’s a new way to get a healthy dinner on that table that everyone will enjoy.
You only need a couple of kitchen tools to help you make this tasty air fryer salmon recipe. Gather these tools and get ready to enjoy every bite of this easy recipe.
- small bowl
- baking dish that will fit in your air fryer basket
- air fryer
- paper towel
You only need a few simple ingredients to help you make this delicious and savory recipe. Gather all of these ingredients and get ready to enjoy this hearty meal with your whole family.
- fillets salmon
- olive oil, avocado oil or cooking spray
- oranges, juiced
- soy sauce
- garlic powder
To Thicken Sauce (optional)
- corn starch
HOW TO MAKE THIS AIR FRYER SALMON FILLETS RECIPE
Making this air fryer salmon fillet recipe is so simple. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a delicious and simple meal in no time at all.
STEP 1: MAKE THE ORANGE SAUCE
In a small mixing bowl, add the juice from the oranges, honey, soy sauce, garlic powder, and parsley. Whisk until incorporated. Set aside.
STEP 2: DRY THE SALMON FILLETS AND ADD THEM TO A PAN
In a shallow baking pan the size of the air fryer basket lightly coat with oil or spray with cooking spray. Gently dry the salmon with paper towels and add the salmon fillets to the pan. Pour the sauce over the fillets. If all the fillets will not fit in the baking pan, divide the sauce in half and cook in batches.
STEP 3: AIR FRY THE SALMON FILLETS
Place the baking pan with the salmon in the air fryer basket and cook at 350°F for 7-9 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 120°-125°F.
STEP 4: REMOVE THE SALMON FROM THE PAN
Remove the salmon from the pan.
STEP 6: THICKEN THE SAUCE IF DESIRED
To thicken the sauce, in a small bowl whisk the corn starch and water together creating a slurry. Add the slurry to the remaining hot juices from the cooked salmon and whisk into a sauce.
STEP 7: DRIZZLE THE SAUCE ON TOP OF THE SALMON FILLETS
Drizzle sauce over salmon fillets and serve.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH SALMON
I love to serve a few vegetable sides with this recipe such as air fryer potatoes like Air Fryer Potato Wedges, Perfectly Seasoned Sugar Snap Peas, or these Fresh Green Beans.
- If you don’t have oranges, try substituting with pineapple juice instead. The pineapple will give this air-fried salmon a different flavor profile but it will still be delicious.
- I’ve found that a pie plate or a cake plate fits well in my air fryer basket.
- 1 medium orange will provide 3-5 tablespoons or ¼-1/3 cups of fresh juice. You want ½ cup of orange juice for this recipe.
- Farmed salmon has more fat and should be cooked at 125°F without drying out. Fresh salmon is best cooked at a lower temperature, 120°F.
- This sauce can get pretty sticky if you thicken it, so make sure you spray your baking dish well with nonstick cooking spray if you plan to use the cornstarch slurry.
- There is no need to spray the air fryer basket, just make sure that you spray your baking pan well.
HOW TO STORE
Store leftover salmon an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
Reheat by either microwaving or placing in a preheated air fryer at 325°F for a few minutes until warmed through. Salmon can also be frozen for longer storage and reheated when ready to eat.
Do you have questions about this air fryer salmon recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe.
The time depends on the thickness of the salmon, but as a general rule, you should cook it for 7-9 minutes at 350°F. If you have very thick salmon fillets you may need to increase the cooking time. Check the temperature with a meat thermometer.
Yes, frozen salmon is perfect for this recipe! Just make sure to thaw it completely before air frying.
No, you do not need to flip the salmon in this recipe. Simply add your sauce and air fry until cooked through.
No, the slurry is optional! If you want a thicker sauce that sticks well to salmon, adding a cornstarch slurry will help thicken it. But, leave it out for a thinner sauce.
MORE SALMON RECIPES TO TRY
- Baked Salmon with Coconut Red Curry Sauce
- Salmon Patty Recipe
- Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Salmon
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Perfect Air Fryer Salmon Fillet
- 4 fillets salmon 3-5 ounces each
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil avocado oil or cooking spray
- 4 oranges juiced
- 4 Tablespoons honey
- 2 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 Tablespoon parsley
To Thicken Sauce (optional)
- 4 teaspoons corn starch
- 2 teaspoons water
- In a small mixing bowl, add the juice from the oranges, honey, soy sauce, garlic powder, and parsley. Whisk until incorporated. Set aside.
- In a shallow baking pan the size of the air fryer basket lightly coat with oil or spray with cooking spray. Gently dry the salmon with paper towels and add the salmon fillets to the pan.
- Pour the prepared sauce over the fillets. If all the fillets will not fit in the baking pan, divide the sauce in half and cook in batches.
- Place the baking pan with the salmon in the air fryer basket and cook at 350°F for 7-9 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 120°-125°F.- see notes.
- Remove the salmon from the pan.
- To thicken the sauce, in a small bowl whisk the corn starch and water together creating a slurry. Add the slurry to the remaining hot juices from the cooked salmon and whisk into a sauce.
- Drizzle sauce over salmon fillets and serve.
Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.
I don’t have an air fryer but will be making your orange sauce the next time I cook salmon. I hope you had a wondeful Christmas Sandra.