Josiah sent a quick message one day shortly after fish camp 22. It included a photo of a yummy looking piece of salmon....7 minutes in the air fryer. WHAT?
I knew I needed to try this...my doc would like me eating salmon at least 3x a week, red meat once a month and chicken the rest of the time. The rest of the family gets tired of salmon that often. I don't like to cook a huge batch and eat the same thing day after day...but if I can put one fillet in the air fryer and have it done in 7 - 10 minutes? That's EASY to do when the family is eating something like pork loin or beef roast. LOL
The technique is simple.
Pre-heat your air fryer by turning it on to 400 for 5 minutes if you don't have the pre-heat option. I don't.
Turn heat to 390 degrees or leave at 400. Recipes vary.
Spray or brush a bit of olive oil on the fryer.
Place skin side down and air fry for 7 - 10 minutes depending on the thickness of the fillet. (Josiah said his took 7 min, but OURS take 15 min or so being so much more massive than his salmon - evidently. ::snort::) ::wink:: 7 - 10 min.
That's it. I've done it plain and with lemon and onions. I've sprinkled Old Bay on the salmon. I've brushed mayo and spices on it. Tonight - I did this combo.
Salmon fillets (about a lb)
2 T honey
2 T Dijon Mustard
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
Combine sauce mixture. (Either marinate in 2/3 of the sauce, or brush sauce on salmon)
Air Fry 7 - 10 min.
If you chose to marinate, drizzle the remaining sauce on the salmon before you serve. I didn't marinate this time...just brushed it all on top and Michael and I really liked it.