I was craving some Salmon one evening and decided to make the salmon fillets in my Air Fryer. I wanted to see if they would turn out as good as on a cedar plank. Well, since I am publishing this, the salmon turned out really good!
🌡️ Salmon Temperature
The FDA recommends cooking salmon to an internal temperature of 145°F, measured in the thickest part of the salmon fillets.
If you are experienced at baking salmon you can eyeball it and tell by its texture but if you are not comfortable with that process, use a good thermometer and insert it into the thickest part of the steak. Just ensure the internal temperature does not exceed 145°F or the salmon will dry out.
💭 Ingredient Substitution
Not everyone has avocado oil at their disposal so you can substitute for some Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). Same quantity as the Avocado Oil. Just try to use the best quality EVOO as possible.
💭 Salmon Storage Times
Raw Salmon will last 1-2 days in the refrigerator and 6-8 months in the freezer. Cooked Salmon will last 3-4 days in the refrigerator and 2-6 months in the freezer.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Salmon Fillets recipe in your Air Fryer (see recipe card for quantities): Salmon Fillets, Avocado Oil, Fresh Lemon Juice, Lemon Pepper Seasoning, Garlic Powder and Crushed Red Pepper Flakes.
🥣 How to make Salmon Fillets
Preheat the Air Fryer to 400°F if needed.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the avocado oil, lemon juice, lemon pepper seasoning, garlic powder and crushed red pepper flakes. You should have a paste-like consistency at this point.
Coat both sides of the salmon with the paste mixture.
Place the salmon into the air fryer. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
Air Fryer Salmon Fillets
- Bowl for Mixing
- 2 Salmon Fillets
- 2 tablespoon Avocado Oil
- 2 tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 teaspoon Lemon Pepper Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ½ teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, or to taste
- Preheat the Air Fryer to 400°F if needed.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the avocado oil, lemon juice, lemon pepper seasoning, garlic powder and crushed red pepper flakes. You should have a paste like consistency at this point.
- Coat both sides of the salmon with the paste mixture.
- Place the salmon into the air fryer. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.