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cooked salmon fillet

Air Fryer Salmon

Air Fryer Salmon is done in a flash and produces the juiciest, most tender, seasoned fish ever.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Salmon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 325 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 salmon fillets about 1 1/2-inches thick
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

Dry Rub:

  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar optional
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Remove fish from the fridge, inspect it for any bones, and let it sit on the counter for an hour.
  2. Mix the RUB ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Rub each fillet with olive oil and after that the dry rub mixture.
  4. Place fillets in the basket of the air fryer.
  5. Set air fryer at 390 degrees for 7 minutes if the filets are 1-1/2-inches thick.
  6. When the timer goes off, check fillets with a fork to make sure they are done to your desired doneness. If needed cook a few minutes longer. Cooking time will vary based on the temperature of the fish and the size. It is better to set the air fryer for a little less time and add a few more minutes if needed, to avoid overcooking the fish.

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Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 325 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 667mg29%
Potassium 926mg26%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 1127IU23%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.