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Perfect Air Fryer Salmon fillets (video!)

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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.

For Weight watchers: myWW green plan 5 points,myWW blue plan 1 points,myWW purple plan 1 points per serving.

two pieces of salmon in black 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.

two raw pieces of salmon fillets with lemon
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Why this recipe works

I like to buy a wild caught salmon at the grocery story but sometimes its just not 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.

Frozen salmon instructions

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. 

salmon piece on the plate with a sauce dallop on top

How to prevent salmon from sticking to the 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!

More air fryer recipes readers love!

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  2. Air Fryer fish and chips
  3. Air fryer beef and broccoli

Full list of my air fryer recipes has over 50 recipes! Check it out!

Also try more salmon recipes: Smoked salmon recipe and Cream cheese salmon soup

two cooked salmon fillets with white sauce on top in air fryer
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4.93 from 13 votes

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

Notes

Use lemon slices or oil cooking spray on the air fryer basket to prevent sticking.
Dont overcook the fish. Stick to the cooking time otherwise it will be dry.
Choose wild caught salmon over farmed salmon fillets if possible.
For Weight watchers: myWW green plan 5 points,myWW blue plan 1 points,myWW purple plan 1 points per serving (all calculations are done by adding ingredients to Weight watchers app calculator)

Tools used in this recipe

Air fryer
Air fryer liners
Meat thermometer

Nutrition

Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 665mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 29.6mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1.2mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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Taylor

Wednesday 27th of May 2020

Can I use dried dill?

Tatiana Shifruk

Friday 29th of May 2020

Of course!

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Shannon

Sunday 1st of December 2019

Thank you for showing how to cook from frozen. The cheapest way to get wild caught salmon is frozen, and since I never remember to thaw the meat this is perfect. Adding to my weekly rotation.

Natalie

Monday 22nd of July 2019

I just bought air fryer. This recipe is perfect to give it a go for the first time. It's easy and I love salmon. Can't wait to make it. Thanks for all the tips.

Jenna

Sunday 21st of July 2019

I love salmon and I'm with you, I prefer my fish cooked well and not underdone. I have been thinking about an air fryer and this recipe is one that definitely makes me want one more!