Full of flavor with a hint of sweetness, this moist and delicious salmon is ready in under 10 minutes! You may want to add salt before serving if you are using an unsalted Cajun seasoning. I like to use a Misto® sprayer with my own oil, but feel free to use regular cooking spray. For best results, use center-cut fillets that are about an inch thick.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Rinse and dry salmon fillets with a paper towel. Mist fillets with cooking spray. Combine Cajun seasoning and brown sugar in a small bowl. Sprinkle onto a plate. Press flesh sides of fillets into the seasoning mixture.

  • Spray the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray and place salmon fillets skin-side down. Mist salmon again lightly with cooking spray.

  • Cook for 8 minutes. Remove from air fryer and let rest for 2 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

If you prefer your salmon slightly more done, cook an extra 1 to 2 minutes, however take care not to overcook as it will dry out the salmon.

Nutrition Facts

327 calories; protein 33.7g 68% DV; carbohydrates 4g 1% DV; fat 18.5g 29% DV; cholesterol 99.1mg 33% DV; sodium 810.8mg 32% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2019
I will never broil salmon in the oven again. This method of cooking salmon is so much better. It is faster, uses less electricity, doesn’t heat up the kitchen , and most important, results in a moist salmon with a crisp topping. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/09/2020
Thought this would've been great cause it was different flavors than the usual soy sauce etc, but the cajun seasoning was to much, and we like cajun seasoning. It seemed way to salty for both of us. Thought about reducing in half & trying again but decided to stick to the recipes for salmon we already have. Read More
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29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2019
I will never broil salmon in the oven again. This method of cooking salmon is so much better. It is faster, uses less electricity, doesn’t heat up the kitchen , and most important, results in a moist salmon with a crisp topping. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2020
Absolutely delicious, the Salmon was cooked to perfection, I will definitely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2020
Best salmon I've ever made. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2019
Very good! Super fast and tasty! I let the fish sit in the seasoning and sugar for about thirty minutes before air frying. Cooking time was right on for my oven. Will definitely do this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2019
Made this last night. It was so simple & delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2019
I used Brown Sugar & Bourbon seasoning. Other than that, I cooked it exactly the same as the recipe. It was perfect, moist and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2020
Delicious! Salmon was cooked perfectly. Just the right amount of seasoning. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2019
The fish came out perfectly and the flavor was great. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/09/2020
Thought this would've been great cause it was different flavors than the usual soy sauce etc, but the cajun seasoning was to much, and we like cajun seasoning. It seemed way to salty for both of us. Thought about reducing in half & trying again but decided to stick to the recipes for salmon we already have. Read More
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