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Perfect Air Fryer Salmon fillets (video!)

Perfect air fryer salmon fillet cooked from fresh or frozen  fish. Infused with lemon and covered with Greek yogurt garlic sauce, this recipe will become your favorite. So easy and beginner and kids friendly.

two salmon steaks in air fryer basket

If you didnt try to make salmon in your air fryer, you should know- its incredible! Its flaky, its juicy, its healthy and very easy to make.

Even a beginner can do it! Just like air fryer salmon patties, its delicious and very kid friendly.

raw salmon in air fryer

How to cook salmon in air fryer

I like to buy a wild caught salmon at the grocery story but sometimes its just now available. The cooking time between wild caught and farm raised salmon is the same, but the fat content is much higher in the farm fish, which makes it harder to overcook.

Basically the air frying time for salmon is 330 degrees for 15 minutes.  The time depends on the thickness of the fillet you got.

I cooked my salmon (see photos) for 15 minutes and it was perfectly done. I dont like raw fish and prefer it to be cooked all the way through.

yogurt dill sauce

two salmon in air fryer

How to air fry frozen salmon

If you want to cook salmon in the air fryer from frozen, you will need to rise the cooking temperature to 360 degrees and cook them for the same amount of time.

Salmon thaws out quickly ad very easy. Again, if you are going to cook salmon fillets the size that on my photos but from frozen, just cook them for 15 minutes at 360 degrees. 

Here are some nice side dishes you can add to your air fried salmon fillet- Air fryer french fries  or Air fryer sweet potato fries.

salmon with dill yogurt sauce

How to prevent salmon from sticking to the air fryer basket

To prevent salmon from sticking to the air fryer basket i use slices of LEMONS! This trick is genius and very handy too!

Just slice your lemons thinly and cover the air fryer basket with them (or just where the salmon pieces will go). Place salmon on top of lemons and cook. Will not stick!

air fryer salmon fillet

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Perfect air fryr salmon fillets

Perfect air fryer salmon fillet cooked from fresh or frozen  fish. Infused with lemon and covered with Greek yogurt garlic sauce, this recipe will become your favorite. So easy and beginner and kids friendly.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air fryer salmon fillets
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 194kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 4-6 oz salmon fillets
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbspn chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • Wash and dry your salmon fillets (with paper towels). Slice the lemon and cover the air fryer basket with it (where the salmon will go)
  • Add salt and pepper to the salmon fillet. Place fillets on top of lemons and cook for about 15 minutes at 330 degrees.
  • Meanwhile make the sauce. Mix yogurt with dill and garlic powder. Add lemon juice and salt and pepper if needed.
  • Once the salmon is done, cover it with sauce and serve.

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 665mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 0.9% | Vitamin C: 35.9% | Calcium: 5.5% | Iron: 6.8%

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