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Air Fryer Salmon

Air fryer salmon is one of the easiest ways to cook salmon. The salmon turns out juicy, flaky, with a perfectly crispy exterior.
Course Main Course
Cuisine International
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 161kcal
Author Diana



  • 3 X 4oz (3 X 115 grams) salmon fillets
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the lemon butter sauce

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  • Place the salmon in the air fryer basket and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Cook at 200c (390f) for 15 minutes. This is usually enough for the salmon to cook through, but if you're using thicker slices then do check using a fork or a knife and see if it needs to be cooked for a couple of more minutes.
  • Take the salmon out of the air frying basket, and serve.

For the garlic lemon butter sauce:

  • Take a small saucepan and melt the butter. Add the garlic, and cook for 1-2 minutes until it's fragrant. Add the lemon juice, and vegetable stock and simmer until it reduces in half. Pour over the salmon when serving.



  • Don't overcrowd your Air Fryer. Make sure that the pices of salmon are not touching each other.
  • You don't need to preheat the Air Fryer. Just pop the salmon in the Air Fryer basket, set the timer and temperature and start.


Calories: 161kcal | Protein: 22g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 556mg | Vitamin A: 45IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.9mg