Salmon in the air fryer is fantastic because you get the most crispy skin as a result, and it’s fast. Delicious and healthy without turning on the stove.
Salmon is always best when it’s got really crispy skin and it’s flaky and juicy in the middle. The easiest way to do that is with the air fryer, believe it or not.
Methods For Cooking Salmon
One way I love to cook salmon is pan frying it and then finishing the cooking process in the oven. But, when I’m running out of time, or if I don’t feel like dirtying a pan or the oven, I turn to my air fryer. The tray goes right into the dishwasher, which is great because cleanup is a breeze and my kitchen doesn’t smell like fish!
I do try to eat fish when I can, and I always have some in the freezer hanging around. I cook it from frozen often. However, if I find a nice piece of sustainable, wild-caught salmon, I make sure to snag it. I always look for salmon that is a bit fattier and that doesn’t contain any dyes.
Other than a really nice piece of fish, the only real trick to salmon in the air fryer is patting it down so it’s really dry and coating it with just a touch of olive oil. A teaspoon is all you need. That’s the great thing about the air fryer, you don’t need a lot of oil.
How To Season Salmon
I like the let the flavor of the salmon shine so I often season it with just salt and pepper, but if you like to add a spice blend, go right ahead. A touch of lemon juice is delicious when it’s finished cooking, as well.
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