This buttery lemon-garlic salmon is easy to throw together with a few simple ingredients. For best results, use center-cut fillets that are about 1-inch thick. Eight minutes cook time will produce salmon that is medium-well. Add 1 to 2 more minutes for well done, but take care not to overcook. Cook time may vary with different model air fryers.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 salmon fillets
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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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  • Combine melted butter and minced garlic in a small bowl.

  • Rinse salmon fillets and dry with a paper towel. Brush with butter mixture and sprinkle with lemon-pepper seasoning and parsley.

  • Spray the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray. Place salmon fillets in the basket, skin-side down, and top each with 3 lemon halves.

  • Cook in the preheated air fryer for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the air fryer and let rest for 2 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

293 calories; protein 33.6g; carbohydrates 1.4g; fat 16.4g; cholesterol 108.3mg; sodium 174.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2020
I'm happy to say that all came out well and my brother loved it! It was a little awkward trying to cook two pieces at one time in my air fryer, but recipe was great! Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2020
I'm happy to say that all came out well and my brother loved it! It was a little awkward trying to cook two pieces at one time in my air fryer, but recipe was great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2020
Ok, I got moans of “great, salmon” when I told the fam what was for dinner. I scaled the recipe for 5, didn’t change a thing and guess what? They told me, “ I think I do like salmon”. Ha! This was easy and VERY good. I cooked for 10 minutes and it came out great. Served it over my simple risotto and a side of fried corn and onions. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2020
Made this for a quick dinner one night before Christmas. I used the 4 thickest filets from half a whole salmon, thinking I'd eat 2 with my baked potato and lemon garlic broccoli, then save the other 2 for tacos or such the next day. it was a good plan! It was so delicious, I ended up eating it all! Don't judge! LOL I'm a healthy eater, my weight remains steady, and I often only eat 2 meals a day. Grilling salmon this way is the main reason I bought my Ninja Foodie Grill & Air Fryer several months ago. whatever cooking method you use, it's crucial you remove the salmon just before you think it's fully done because it will continue to cook for another couple minutes which I've learned is the difference between flakey, moist filets and dry overcooked ones. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2020
This was amazing! My whole family loved it! I had to make 3rds! I had lemon on top but I squeezed it on top before I took the picture! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2021
This recipe was pretty easy. It’s my first time actually cooking something and with the air-fryer. It was pretty good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2020
Only took 7 minutes on our air fryer. Simple quick and yummy Read More
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