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Learn how long to cook salmon in air fryer as part of our air fryer back to basics series.

Let us share with you the ideal air fryer salmon cooking time and temperature, as well as a master recipe that you can keep as is or make your own.

How Long To Cook Salmon In Air Fryer
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Air Fryer Salmon Fillets

Our love for salmon in the air fryer, started back in 2012, when we purchased our very first air fryer (it was this one) and we had always steamed our salmon fillets in our favourite steamer.

Dom would buy a big piece of salmon and then fillet it for us. Then we would have portions of salmon for the freezer, and then would steam them a few times a week.

But when we got an air fryer, we loved the texture of air fryer salmon fillets and have cooked them now, more times than we could ever count.

Today, I am going to show you an easy way to cook salmon in the air fryer, and most importantly how long to cook salmon in air fryer.

Can You Cook Salmon In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can air fry salmon, both fresh and frozen, large or small, seasoned or unseasoned.

If you have not cooked salmon in the air fryer before, we recommend you start with one of those packs of two salmon fillets from the supermarket/grocery store.

Can You Cook Frozen Salmon In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can also air fry frozen salmon as the fillets don’t have to be thawed first.

We find that the time difference between thawed and frozen is not much and it’s so much easier to just cook the salmon fillets from frozen rather than thawing them first.

What About Air Fryer Salmon With Skin?

You will be pleased to know air fryer salmon with skin cooks at the same time and temperature as salmon without skin. Simply cook at 180c/360f for 8 minutes regardless of whether or not your salmon fillets have skin.

Can You Cook Salmon In Ninja Air Fryer?

Yes, you can cook salmon in ninja air fryer and the time and temperature is the same.

But why not give your salmon an upgrade? If you have the ninja dual you can cook salmon in one drawer and sides in the other. We recommend air fryer frozen green beans, air fryer asparagus, air fryer baby potatoes, or even try our air fryer frozen broccoli.

How To Season Salmon For Air Fryer?

You can season salmon that you are cooking in the air fryer however you like. You could use our air fryer chicken marinades for inspiration or keep it simple with some salt and pepper. Or do what I do, I always have some random dried herb that needs using up that I love, that I can sprinkle over the salmon.

If starting out with cooking salmon fillets in air fryer, we recommend a sprinkle of salt, pepper and dried mixed herbs.

Best Way To Cook Salmon In Air Fryer?

The best way to cook salmon in the air fryer is to have the salmon fillets sat side by side in the air fryer basket or drawer. Make sure the salmon is not on top of each other and don’t cook the salmon at too high a temperature.

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In our first air fryer cookbook, The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook (get it here) we taught you how to cook salmon bites and salmon fillets and they were so good people are still talking about them now. 

But in our 2nd air fryer cookbook Air Fryer Easy Everyday (get it here) we were asked to show you some marinade ideas and we did just that and you will love our salsa we served with the salmon.

So, if you want to give your salmon in an air fryer the wow factor, we recommend that you check out our cookbooks.  

Can You Recommend An Air Fryer?

I often get asked which air fryers I recommend and which one I use. In 95% of our air fryer recipes, we use either the Philips Air Fryer XL or the Cosori XL because they are the best ones, we have found out of many air fryers we have tried over the years. You can click on the links above and read up on them. But if you would rather have a dual air fryer we recommend this Ninja Dual (make sure you order the right one as not all are good) or the Philips Dual.

How To Cook Salmon Fillets In Air Fryer?

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  • Prepare. Place the salmon fillets into the air fryer basket and spray with olive oil.
  • Season. Squeeze a slice of lemon over the salmon. Sprinkle with dill, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook. Air fry the salmon at 180c/360f for 8 minutes or until the salmon is firm to the touch.

That is how simple it is to cook salmon in air fryer but now let’s talk all about how long to cook salmon in the air fryer.

How To Cook Salmon In Air Fryer Oven?

Because we were creating an air fryer oven chapter of our cookbook Air Fryer Easy Everyday we did extensive testing for air fryer oven cooking times.

What we found is that they needed 20% longer and you got the best results when you cook directly on the rack.

For the best way to cook salmon in the air fryer oven, use the top shelf, and cook it directly on the rack.

How Long Do You Cook Salmon In An Air Fryer?

For air fryer salmon fillet it takes approximately 8 minutes to cook. This is regardless of 1 or even 4 sat side by side in the air fryer basket.

How long to cook salmon in ninja air fryer? To cook salmon in the ninja air fryer, simply place the salmon in the air fryer basket at 180c/360f for approximately 8 minutes or until the salmon is firm to the touch.

How long to cook skin on salmon in air fryer? The time and temperature for salmon is the same whether you choose salmon fillets with or without skin. Both will cook in 8 minutes at 180c/360f.

How long to cook salmon in air fryer at 400? We don’t recommend cooking salmon in the air fryer at 200c/400f. This is because the salmon will dry out at too high a temperature. Instead for the best salmon in air fryer temp opt for 180c/360f.

How long to cook salmon in air fryer at 375? Did you know that with many air fryers there is no 375 degrees setting. Plus, 375 degrees is slightly too high for a food that is delicate like salmon. Instead opt for 360f.

How long to cook salmon in air fryer at 350? If you are cooking your salmon at a lower temperature of 350 degrees (175c) I would recommend increasing the cooking time to 10 minutes.

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Plus, don’t forget about the sides you can cook in the air fryer. Our favourites include frozen cauliflower, frozen broccoli, Mediterranean vegetables, potato peel crisps, breakfast potatoes, and potato wedges. All of these are fast and delicious when made in the air fryer.

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How Long To Cook Salmon In Air Fryer?

Learn how long to cook salmon in air fryer as part of our air fryer back to basics series.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
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Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Place the salmon fillets into the air fryer basket and spray with olive oil.
    How To Cook Salmon Fillets In Air Fryer?
  • Squeeze a slice of lemon over the two fillets. Sprinkle with dill and season with salt and pepper.
    How To Cook Salmon Fillets In Air Fryer?
  • Air fry the salmon at 180ºC/360ºF for 8 minutes, or until the fish is firm to the touch.
    How To Cook Salmon Fillets In Air Fryer?

Notes

Dual. If you have an air fryer dual (such as this one we have) we recommend instead cooking salmon fillets in one drawer, and then one of your sides in the other.
Please note This salmon air fryer time and temp guide was tested in our Cosori Air Fryer (its this one). Air fryers vary so adjust if necessary, depending on the quality of your air fryer. Or consult the temperature test on page 18 of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook.

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.3g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 580mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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About Sam & Dom

Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes.

Beyond the air fryer we also love the instant pot, slow cooker, soup maker, ninja foodi, pie maker and several other kitchen gadgets.

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