Air Fryer Salmon

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Air Fryer Salmon

Our new preferred method for cooking salmon. The glaze is excellent.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 313 kcal


  • 12 oz. salmon fillets 2 fillet, about 6 ounces each
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon honey or brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
  • ½ tablespoon soy sauce low sodium
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch ground ginger optional


  • With paper towels, pat the salmon dry. Sprinkle lightly on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Check it a few times towards the end to make sure it doesn’t overcook, but is done to your desires.
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Enjoy hot, with a sprinkle of additional salt and pepper as desired.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Paulson Pursuits is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.


Calories: 313kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 35gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 409mgPotassium: 864mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 73IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 2mg
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