Air Fryer Salmon

September 19, 2022


Hey guys, I know I'm late to the game with owning an air fryer.  When my daughter asked for an air fryer we saw one on sale at Costco.  We have a friend who moved and asked us if we would like hers and we jumped at the chance and said yes.
I like this air fryer and it cooked the salmon within minutes.  I searched Pinterest for an easy recipe and you'll see below the details on how to make it.

Air Fryer - Gormia - Model #GAF575

I defrosted 2 salmon filets for the recipe.

I made a marinade for the salmon and smoothed it on top of the salmon.

The air fryer salmon was cooked within minutes.

The salmon all cooked and plated.  I like using the air fryer and the marinade made the salmon delicious tasting.  


The Recipe and Details can be found at Well Plated

PREP: 10 minutes
COOK:  8 minutes
TOTAL:  18 minutes
SERVINGS:  2 servings


  • 2 salmon fillets
  • pinch kosher salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch ground ginger

  1. With paper towels, pat the salmon dry.  Sprinkle lightly on both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. For easy cleanup, line the air fryer basket with aluminum foil.  Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F according to the manufacturer's instructions (for my air fryer, that is 3 minutes)
  3. In a small bowl or larger liquid measuring cup, mix together the brown sugar, Dijon, oil, soy sauce, garlic powder, and ginger (if using).  Spoon all over the top of the salmon.
  4. Slide-out the air fryer basket and set it on a heatproof surface.  Place the fillets in the basket so that they are not touching.
  5. Cook the salmon in the air fryer for 6 to 11 minutes, depending upon their thickness and your model (fillets around 1 inch will need 8 to 9 minutes).  Do not overcook or the salmon will be dry.  Salmon is done when it registers 145 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer (I remove mine a few degrees early, let it rest, then the carryover cooking finishes the job).  Check it a few times towards the end to make sure it doesn't overcook.
  6. Transfer to a serving plate.  Enjoy hot, with a sprinkle of additional salt and pepper if desired. 
NOTE:  I left the out the ground ginger because I didn't have any on hand.  
The model of my air fryer:  
Gormia Air Fryer - Model #GAF575


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  1. That looks delicious Julie! We use the air fryer setting on our toaster oven for a lot of things. I love it!! That's so nice you got one from your friend too!

  2. We love cooking salmon in our air fryer! I have a different type of air fryer as the "bucket" didn't really work for our large family so we tried out one with trays and between the 3 trays I can now cook enough for all of us. I can't wait to try out this recipe!

    1. Joanne, I hope you enjoy this air fryer salmon recipe as it tastes delicious!

  3. I have a small air fryer, but I’m sure I could fit 1-2 salmon filets in it. Thanks for the delicious recipe, Julie. Hope you have a great week!

  4. This looks and sounds delicious-thank you for sharing!

  5. Air Fryers are awesome. The salmon and marinade sounds like it was so delicious. Have a great week. xoxo Kris

  6. Julie, this looks delicious and so easy. My husband doesn't care for fish so I appreciate being able to easily cook one fillet when I prepare something else for him.

    1. Yes Donna, the salmon cooks so fast in the air fryer and tastes delicious. I hope you try it out.

  7. Glad you got an air fryer - I love ours and can't wait to try this recipe for salmon!

    1. Yes Ann, the salmon cooked so fast in the air fryer. I hope you have a nice week Ann.

  8. That looks great, Julie. We don't have an air fryer, but we really should get one. Every time I read a post like this I ask myself why I haven't picked one up yet!! Hope you're staying dry on this thundering first day fall!

  9. I bought an air fryer a few months ago, and I love it! I'm going to try your salmon recipe. It looks delicious, and you've never steered me wrong before with recipes!

  10. Yum, looks delicious. I love salmon. I'm featuring you tonight at the #HomeMattersParty. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Delicious looking, love salmon but have not done it in AF as yet.
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