Salmon with Skin en Papillote in the Air Fryer

Did you know you can cook fish in the air fryer en papillote? I didn't either until I did an experiment! You can have a full dinner by adding in 90-second rice and cooking the vegetables with the fish. Serve with a lemon-dill sauce.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 servings


  • 2 pieces parchment paper (13x15-inches)

  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/3-inch rounds

  • 1 medium yellow squash, cut on the diagonal 1/3-inch wide

  • 1 teaspoon sazonador total (from Goya)

  • 2 (4 ounce) fillets skin-on salmon

  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 10 minutes.

  2. Place 2 pieces parchment paper side by side; fold each piece in half. Place equal amounts zucchini and squash along the seam and sprinkle with sazonador seasoning. Lay salmon fillets on top of vegetables and sprinkle remaining seasoning on top. Dot each fillet with 1 tablespoon butter.

  3. Fold up each parchment square: first fold the rectangles in half over the fish. Then, starting at one corner, make a series of straight folds on the outer rim of the squares to seal the edge together.

  4. Air fry until salmon easily flakes with a fork, 10 minutes. The packages should be puffed up and slightly browned when fully cooked.

Cook's Note:

I served it with my recipe for Lemon Dill Sauce for Salmon on this site.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

270 Calories
16g Fat
7g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 270
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 113mg 38%
Sodium 149mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 25mg 125%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 946mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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