Thursday, September 01, 2022

Honey Mustard Salmon (Air Fryer)

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 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. 

Season fillet. 

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)

Preheat fryer. 

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. 

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