Air Fryer Salmon
Air Fryer Salmon
Good Day everyone! Did you know that you can make fish in your air fryer?
Not only is it possible, it’s actually pretty easy. Lets start with some base ingredients: If you’ve been cooking as long as I have, you’ll realize that there are 4 base ingredients for almost every meat; salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder.
You don’t always have to add garlic and onion powder, but I use it on almost everything and my food turns out great! For this recipe you only really need salt and pepper but you can add the other two if you want.
2 Salmon fillets
cooking spray, you can use a small amount of olive oil if you wish, maybe 1tsp
Salt and black pepper to taste
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If your fish is frozen, make sure to defrost it. You make place it in a sink with running water. Surprisingly, fish defrosts incredibly fast. It should take no more than 15 minutes. Even if your fish is already defrosted, its good practice to wash it under a cool stream of water anyway.
Whenever you are defrosting meats, DO NOT USE HOT WATER! You are actively boiling/cooking your product and that is something you want to avoid.
You may decide to put little to no oil on your air fryer salmon. If it’s your first time, put a bit of oil on each piece of salmon to see how it turns out. Next time, experiment without putting g any oil on your fillets.
At this time, you may season with salt and pepper, of course my preference is to add garlic and onion powder as well but those two are optional.
At this point, you may ask yourself “Should I season both sides of the fish?” Ask yourself this; “Will I eat both sides of the fish?” The answer is yes. Make sure you evenly season both sides of the salmon.
You can do this in step 1 before you begin seasoning your fish. Preheat the air fryer to 360F for 2 -3 minutes. Once your air fryer is preheated, place the salmon in the air fryer basket and set the timer for 10 minutes, you can adjust the time for your preference but fish does not take long at all. Make sure you are very careful if you want to add more time to your fillets
Wrapping it Up
Fish usually doesn’t take long. If you liked this recipe, or if you have some you would like to share please let me know in the comments!