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Air Fryer Honey Garlic Salmon

September 27, 2022 | Author: Ashley McCrary

Fresh, buttery salmon in just 15 minutes! This honey garlic salmon in the air fryer works with fresh salmon or frozen salmon! Delicious & easy!

two honey garlic salmon filets on a white plate next to asparagus and rice.

What Makes This Recipe Great

Rich, buttery, & flaky, this Honey Garlic Salmon is the perfect meal for a date night at home, a special celebration, or an easy weeknight dinner.

This versatile recipe lets you use fresh salmon or frozen salmon in the air fryer, and is prepped and cooked in just 15 minutes with the most delicious honey garlic sauce! Your air fryer will do all the work for you, just whip up your favorite easy sides, and enjoy!

Ingredient Notes

ingredients labeled for this recipe

Fresh Salmon Filets: Use fresh salmon or frozen salmon in air fryer for this recipe- whichever you have on hand or prefer! Note that the cooking time will change a bit depending on which you use.

Coconut Aminos: This is a great soy sauce alternative. If you prefer, you can also use a low-sodium soy sauce.

See the full list of ingredients in the printable recipe below.

Recipe Step by Step

step by step photos for how to make this honey garlic salmon recipe

1. Pat dry the salmon filets and brush them with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, and paprika.
2. Mix the honey garlic sauce in a bowl. Add a piece of foil to the air fryer along with the salmon, skin side down. Cover the fillets with the sauce.
3. Cook on 390F for 10-12 minutes or until the internal temp is 145F.

an overhead shot of a white plate with two salmon filets, asparagus and rice with a silver fork.

Mac’s Pro Tips

Frozen Salmon in Air Fryer: If you’d prefer to use frozen salmon in the air fryer instead of fresh salmon, use these instructions: If the salmon is frozen, no worries, you don’t have to defrost. Just cook another 3-4 minutes or so.

Storage: Store your leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator and eat within 48 hours. Reheat in the air fryer, skillet, or oven for the best texture.

How to Serve: Serve with your favorite starchy side and veggie and save any extra honey garlic sauce to add to your salmon if you’d like it to have more sauce.

Recipe FAQs

Air Fryer Honey Garlic Salmon: FAQs

I don’t have an air fryer. Can I bake my salmon instead?

Yes. If you want to bake your honey garlic salmon, follow these instructions:
1. Cook in a 375F oven for 18-20 minutes.
2. Add foil to a baking pan. Coat the foil with baking spray, then place the salmon on top.
3. Add the sauce over the salmon and bake.

What do you eat with honey garlic salmon?

The options are endless! I like to serve mine with a side of rice and grilled or roasted asparagus. You could also serve it will mashed potatoes, roasted broccoli, etc!

a close up of the flaky texture of the salmon next to rice and asparagus on a white plate
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two honey garlic salmon filets on a white plate next to asparagus and rice.

Air Fryer Honey Garlic Salmon

Fresh, buttery salmon in just 15 minutes! This honey garlic salmon in the air fryer works with fresh salmon or frozen salmon! Delicious & easy!

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 salmon filets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seed oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos or low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt/pepper to taste

Instructions

1. Pat dry the salmon filets and brush them with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, and paprika.
2. Mix the sauce in a bowl. Add a piece of foil to the air fryer along with the salmon, skin side down. Cover the fillets with the sauce.
3. Cook on 390F for 10-12 minutes or until the internal temp is 145F.

  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Air Fryer/Oven
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Keywords: honey garlic salmon, frozen salmon in air fryer, fresh salmon


 

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Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!

About Me

Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!