Chile Lime Air Fryer Salmon – Who doesn’t love a good salmon dish? There are so many recipes to choose from, but this Chile Lime Air Fryer Salmon recipe is one of the best.
It’s easy and quick, too! If you’re looking for a new way to cook up some salmon in your air fryer, then this recipe is for you! And nothing is better in the Air Fryer than a great piece of salmon! Oh, so good!
I have a confession to make. I’m really not that into fish, but my husband is. For Valentine’s Day this year, he requested salmon for dinner, and I was thrilled because it allowed me to try something new in my air fryer! We were both pleasantly surprised by how delicious this dish turned out – even if you don’t like fish, give this recipe a try. It may change your mind!
If you love a great salmon dish, this recipe is for you. With a few simple ingredients, you can have a great piece of salmon with loads and loads of flavor!
If you love Seafood, try some of my favorite Air Fryer Seafood Recipes, they are so good! AIR FRYER SHRIMP ON THE BARBIE (OUTBACK COPYCAT RECIPE), AIR FRYER CRAB CAKE SANDWICHES, AIR FRYER SHRIMP PO’BOY, and AIR FRYER SHRIMP TACOS.
What Is Salmon?
Salmon is a fish, like other types of fish such as trout. Salmon is the largest member of the salmonid family, and it’s often referred to as ‘king’ or ‘Chinook’ salmon. The name derives from the Latin word for salt because they live in seas and freshwater rivers with high salt content. They’re among the most popular types of seafood eaten in North America, Europe, Japan, and Southeast Asia.
Salmon is a type of fish. You can eat it as sushi, or you can grill it with herbs and spices. It’s also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are healthy fats that your body needs for many functions. If you’re looking to add more salmon to your diet, try this recipe!
Ingredients Needed For Chile Lime Air Fryer Salmon
- Minced Garlic
- Black Pepper
How To Make Chile Lime Air Fryer Salmon
In a small saucepan, over medium-high heat, add the butter. Once it’s melted, add the honey, minced garlic, lime juice, and mix until well combined.
Add your salmon into the Air Fryer. Brush the salmon with the butter mixture and season with salt and black pepper using a basting brush. Set the temperature to 390 degrees F, air fryer setting, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F.
How To Prep Salmon To Cook:
If you are planning to cook salmon, it’s important to take the time to prepare it properly.
The first step is cutting off any skin that may be present on the fish. Next, remove any bones if they’re still attached and then rinse the fillets under cold running water. Finally, pat them dry with a paper towel or cloth before cooking.
Air Fryer Salmon Tips & Suggestions
Timing: Don’t overcook the salmon: Salmon can be a bit tricky to cook, especially if you have never cooked salmon before.
Different air fryers all have their own way of cooking them. This means that it’s important for cooks not only to check their temperature, about halfway through the cooking process. So, you can make sure that you don’t overcook your salmon.
For best results, use a meat thermometer and check the thickest part of the salmon fillet.
Skin Down or Up In the Air Fryer?: This is one of the most often asked questions about cooking salmon in the Air Fryer. I typically add the salmon with the skin side down first since it will get a better char, but it’s really up to you. Either way, the salmon will be perfectly cooked in the air fryer.
And if you don’t like eating salmon skin, you can remove it. It’s totally up to you, and it will not affect the cooking times.
Preheating: I do not usually preheat my air fryer, which will not affect the cooking time. If you want to preheat it, you can do it, not changing the recipe.
MORE AIR FRYER SALMON RECIPES:
- LEMON DILL AIR FRYER SALMON
- INSTANT POT LEMON SALMON
- AIR FRYER SALMON WITH WHOLE-GRAIN MUSTARD
- EASY AIR FRYER MAPLE GLAZED SALMON
- AIR FRYER SALMON WITH MUSHROOM SAUCE
- AIR FRYER SALMON PATTIES
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Chile Lime Air Fryer Salmon
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 pound salmon, or 2 salmon filets
- salt and pepper to taste
- optional: Lime Slices for serving
- In a small saucepan, over medium-high heat, add the butter. Once it’s melted, add the honey, minced garlic, lime juice, and mix until well combined.
- Add your salmon into the Air Fryer. Brush the salmon with the butter mixture and season with salt and black pepper using a basting brush.
- Set the temperature to 390 degrees F, air fryer setting, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F.
- Serve with lemon wedges.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
- Air Fryer
- Cooking Spray
- Parchment Paper, optional