Air Fryer Salmon – Spoon Fork Bacon

The BEST Air Fryer Salmon Recipe you will ever taste, made in under 20 minutes! We top our salmon with a delicious honey-mustard topping that transforms into a delicious sweet and savory crust. A terrific and satisfying weeknight meal!

Air fryer salmon on a platter with lemon.

Air Fryer Salmon is one of the easiest and most satisfying weeknight dishes I’ve made in a long time. It takes under 20 minutes to prepare and is always a hit! I love the super simple, whole grain honey mustard topping. Our recipe only requires a small handful of ingredients and results in a delicious meal every time!

How to Make Air Fryer Salmon

Ingredients

Air fryer salmon ingredients.

Process

  1. Pat each salmon fillet dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper.
Air fryer salmon recipe seasoned with salt and pepper.
  1. In a small bowl combine together mustard, honey, garlic, and cayenne (if using).
  2. Whisk together.
  1. Brush honey mustard generously over each salmon fillet. Spray 6 quart air fryer basket with cooking spray and preheat to 400˚F.
  2. Air fry salmon for 8 to 9 minutes, until tender and flaky.

Baking Alternative for Our Air Fryer Salmon Recipe

Our recipe can easily be made in the oven if you don’t have an air fryer. Simply set your oven to 375˚F and roast for 12 to 15 minutes (depending on desired doneness), on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Storing and Reheating Instructions

Air fryer salmon can be stored in an airtight container, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To reheat, preheat air fryer to 375˚F and air fry salmon fillets for 2 to 3 minutes, until heated through. Alternatively, preheat oven to 350˚F. Place salmon fillets in baking dish and cover tightly with foil. Bake for 4 to 6 minutes, until heated through.

Tips and Tricks for Success

  • Buy fillets that have about the same thickness for even cooking.
  • Pat the fillets with paper towels to dry. This will help to prevent the salmon from steaming, which would turn the fillets mushy instead of flaky.
  • Be generous with the honey mustard spread so a delicious crust can be formed on top of each piece of fish.
Air fryer salmon on a platter with lemon.

Why We Love Air Fryer Salmon

  • Using an air fryer, not only creates a nice, browning crust on the salmon, but it also helps to lock in the juices, resulting in some of the best tasting salmon.
  • It’s keeps things much less messy. There’s no need to worry about spattering oil from the stovetop.
  • It reheats exceptionally well and doesn’t seem to dry out as easily.

What to Serve with Air Fryer Salmon

Air fryer salmon on a plate with a fork taking a bite out.

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The BEST Air Fryer Salmon Recipe you will ever taste, made in under 20 minutes! We top our salmon with a delicious honey-mustard topping that transforms into a delicious sweet and savory crust. A terrific and satisfying weeknight meal!

Prep Time: 5 my s

Cook Time: 9 my s

Total Time: 14 my s

Servings: 3

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a small bowl whisk together mustard, honey, garlic, and cayenne (if using).

  • Pat each salmon fillet dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper.

  • Brush honey mustard generously over each salmon fillet. Spray 6 quart air fryer basket with cooking spray and preheat to 400˚F.

  • Air fry salmon for 8 to 9 minutes, until tender and flaky.

  • Remove fillets from air fryer basket. Sprinkle with fresh herbs and serve.

NOTES

Baking Alternative for Our Air Fryer Salmon Recipe Our recipe can easily be made in the oven if you don’t have an air fryer. Simply set your oven to 375˚F and roast for 12 to 15 minutes (depending on desired doneness), on a parchment lined baking sheet. Storing and Reheating Instructions Air fryer salmon can be stored in an airtight container, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, preheat air fryer to 375˚F and air fry salmon fillets for 2 to 3 minutes, until heated through. Alternatively, preheat oven to 350˚F. Place salmon fillets in baking dish and cover tightly with foil. Bake for 4 to 6 minutes, until heated through. Tips and Tricks for Success
  • Buy fillets that have about the same thickness for even cooking.
  • Pat the fillets with paper towels to dry. This will help to prevent the salmon from steaming, which would turn the fillets mushy instead of flaky.
  • Be generous with the honey mustard spread so a delicious crust can be formed on top of each piece of fish.

Calories: 280kcal Carbohydrates: 9g Protein: 34g Dish: 11g Saturated Fat: 2g Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g Monounsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 94mg Sodium: 1348mg Potassium: 854mg Fiber: 0.5g Sugar: 9g Vitamin A: 75IU Vitamin C: 0.1mg Calcium: 28mg Iron: 2mg

CUISINE: American

KEYWORDS: air fryer dinner, air fryer recipe

COURSE: dinner, lunch, main course, main dish

About Jenny Park

Jenny Park is half of Spoon Fork Bacon. She is also a food stylist and recipe developer. One of her favorite foods is doughnuts. #sfbJENNY

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