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Prepare to be amazed by the incredible flakiness and irresistible deliciousness of this Air Fryer Salmon. Brace yourself for a culinary adventure, as the salmon rub used in this recipe elevates its flavor to extraordinary levels. Get ready to fall head over heels for every delectable bite!

Air Fryer Salmon Details:

Flavor: Indulge in the delectable taste of baked salmon and a delightful seafood rub with this recipe. Featuring fresh fish seasoned with a blend of brown sugar and smoked paprika salmon rub, it delivers a tantalizing smoky-sweet flavor that is simply irresistible.

Texture: Prepare for a delightful contrast of textures as this air fryer salmon showcases a crisp crust on the outside and a moist, flaky interior. Its succulent texture pairs exceptionally well with crispy baby potatoes or roasted vegetables, creating a satisfying combination.

Ease: Embrace the sheer simplicity of this recipe, as it requires minimal effort. Just season the fish, place it in the air fryer, and let it cook. That’s all it takes to create a mouthwatering dish!

Time: With each salmon fillet weighing around 6 ounces, they only require a cooking time of under 10 minutes. Moreover, the prep time is nearly nonexistent, making this recipe incredibly fast to prepare. The air fryer’s efficient circulation of hot air ensures quick cooking without sacrificing moisture, resulting in a delightful dish every time.

Tips for Cooking Air Fryer Salmon:

  1. Consistent Size: To ensure even cooking and uniform doneness, opt for salmon fillets that are similar in size. This way, they will finish baking at the same time.
  2. Drying the Fillets: Before seasoning, it’s important to pat the salmon fillets dry using a paper towel. This step helps the spices adhere better to the surface of the fish.
  3. Checking Doneness: To determine if the salmon is cooked to perfection, insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the fillet. Ensure that it reaches a minimum temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Ideal Serving Suggestions: For a delightful meal, pair the air fryer salmon with starchy sides such as creamy mashed potatoes or indulgent tortellini alfredo. These accompaniments complement the flavors and textures of the salmon beautifully.
Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings Calories
2 minutes 15 minutes 17 minutes 2 306 kcal

Ingredients:

  • 2 salmon fillets about 6 oz each
  • 2 tsp rub with love salmon rub (or any other kind you like)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Season your salmon fillets with olive oil, pressed garlic, salmon rub, and salt (to taste). I like this local salmon rub, but this salmon rub works well too. To make your own salmon rub, combine 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 1/4 tsp thyme, 1 tsp smoked paprika, and 1 teaspoon brown sugar.
  2. If you’re using an oven air fryer, line the bottom of the baking sheet with foil. If you’re using the basket type do not use foil. Instead, spray the bottom of it with nonstick spray.
  3. Bake the salmon at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes if using an oven air fryer. If you’re using the basket type, cook for at least 12 minutes and add more time as needed. The cook time will depend on the thickness of your salmon fillet. The thicker the salmon, the longer it will take to air-dry. Always make sure the internal temperature of the thickest part of the salmon is at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

Notes:

  1. Uniform Size: Select salmon fillets that are similar in size to ensure even cooking and consistent results. This way, they will finish baking at the same time, giving you a perfectly cooked dish.
  2. Dry Thoroughly: Before seasoning the fillets, make sure to blot them dry with a paper towel. Removing excess moisture helps the spices adhere better to the surface of the fish, resulting in a more flavorful crust.
  3. Check for Doneness: To ensure that the salmon is cooked to the right temperature, use a meat thermometer. Insert it into the thickest part of the fish and ensure it reaches a minimum of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. This will guarantee that your salmon is safe to eat and perfectly cooked.
  4. Serving Suggestions: For a delightful meal, serve your air fryer salmon with starchy sides like creamy mashed potatoes or indulgent tortellini alfredo. These accompaniments complement the flavors of the salmon, creating a satisfying and well-rounded dining experience.

Nutrition:

Nutrient Amount
Calories 306 kcal
Carbohydrates 1 g
Protein 34 g
Fat 18 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 94 mg
Sodium 75 mg
Potassium 833 mg
Sugar 1 g
Vitamin A 68 IU
Vitamin C 1 mg
Calcium 20 mg
Iron 1 mg

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  1. I loved the detail. I am a new cook ever and a new airfryer cook. I cant wait to try it and i am looking up your other receipes. How is the best way to follow u as i am digitally challenged

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