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Air Fryer Salmon has a crispy outside, tender, and flaky inside, topped with this sweet teriyaki sauce, making this teriyaki salmon irresistible and cooks up in 10 minutes, making this a winning meal.

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Using my Air Fryer for Recipes is my new favorite cooking method. Don’t get me wrong, I still love my Instant Pot and Slow Cooker, but I have to say I love how food comes out perfectly crispy with little to no oil, making life so much easier.

I used Lummi Island Wild salmon because of its freshness, quality, and commitment to sustainability. They have an awesome subscription box with wild coho salmon, wild pink salmon, and wild sockeye salmon.

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Ingredients for Air Fryer Salmon

For the Homemade Teriyaki sauce

  • Soy Sauce
  • Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • Ground Ginger
  • Juice from ½ an Orange
  • Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Water
  • Cornstarch
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds and Green Onion for Garnish
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How to Cook Salmon in the Air Fryer

Step 1:

  • Mix the soy sauce, garlic, ginger, orange juice, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, and water in a small bowl.
  • Place the cut salmon into a zip-top bag and pour the sauce into the bag. Remove as much air as possible and close the bag. Place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or up to 1 hour to marinate. 
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Step 2:

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400℉, and spray the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Remove the seasoned salmon from the zip-top bag, reserving the sauce. Add the salmon to the air fryer basket and cook for 6 minutes. (cooking in batches if necessary) 
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Step 2:

  • Add the reserved sauce to a saucepan and mix in the cornstarch; simmer over medium heat until thickened. Set aside.
  • When all the air-fried salmon is cooked, carefully toss the salmon with the thickened teriyaki sauce. 
  • Serve the salmon bites over white or jasmine rice and garnish with toasted sesame seeds and green onion. Enjoy!
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Tips and Tricks for Teriyaki Salmon

  • 3 Tbsp store-bought orange juice can be used in place of the ½ orange.
  • For an easier and faster recipe, use store-bought teriyaki sauce or glaze can be used.
  • Make sure to preheat the air fryer.
  • Place salmon in a single layer.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How to store salmon

You can store leftover air fryer salmon in an air-tight container for three days.

How long do you cook salmon in the air fryer?

Cook at 350 degrees for 6 minutes, depending on the salmon’s thickness, for up to 12 minutes.

What Temperature should Salmon be?

Make sure the air fryer salmon reaches 125 degrees, internal temp.

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Air Fryer Salmon

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Air Fryer Salmon has a crispy outside, tender, and flaky inside, topped with this sweet teriyaki sauce, making this teriyaki salmon irresistible and cooks up in 10 minutes, making this a winning meal

Ingredients

  • 24 oz of Salmon, Skin Off and Cut Into 1 Inch Pieces
  • ¼ Cup Soy Sauce
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • Juice from ½ an Orange
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Water
  • 2 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds and Green Onion for Garnish

Instructions

  1. Mix the soy sauce, garlic, ginger, orange juice, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, and water in a small bowl.in-small-bowl-mix-soy-and-brown-sugar
  2. Place the cut salmon into a zip-top bag and pour the sauce into the bag. Remove as much air as possible and close the bag. Place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or up to 1 hour to marinate. marinate-salmon
  3. Preheat your air fryer to 400℉, and spray the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Remove the salmon from the zip-top bag, reserving the sauce. Add the salmon to the air fryer basket and cook for 6 minutes. (cooking in batches if necessary)Cook-salmon-in-air-fryer
  5. Add the reserved sauce to a saucepan and mix in the cornstarch; simmer over medium heat until thickened. Set aside.Mix-teriyaki-sauce
  6. When all the salmon is cooked, carefully toss the salmon with the thickened teriyaki sauce.Mix-salmon-with-sauce
  7. Serve the salmon bites over white or jasmine rice and garnish with toasted sesame seeds and green onion. Enjoy!Air-Fryer-Salmon-over-rice
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 493Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 1020mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 41g

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