Say goodbye to deep-fried salmon bites and hello to satisfying and healthy Air Fryer Salmon Bites! This delicious yet simple recipe combines just a few ingredients and can be cooked in less than 20 minutes.
These golden pieces of goodness are perfect for an everyday snack or appetizer, as they add crunch and flavor with every bite. Not only are they quick to make, but they also contain various nutritious ingredients while still tasting amazing – what’s not to love?! You won’t even miss traditional deep-fried salmon again after trying this air fryer version!
Are you a fan of salmon? Do you love the taste but can’t stand all the greasiness of cooking it in a pan? Then let us introduce you to air fryer salmon bites – an easy and healthier way to cook this beloved fish right at home. Air-fried salmon retains its original flavor while eliminating unwanted fat, allowing for guilt-free indulgence. Plus, making these yummy little morsels is much simpler than traditional methods! In this blog post, we’ll explain how to make delicious air fryer salmon bites from start to finish. You won’t believe how simple and scrumptious this recipe is until you try it yourself!
Why You Will Love Making Salmon Nuggets Air Fryer
Air-frying salmon nuggets make them a delicious, healthy, and economical meal for the whole family. Not only is it an easy way to get protein, but air-fried salmon nuggets are also a great way to use up leftover fish or canned salmon. Plus, in comparison to deep-frying in oil, air-frying your salmon nuggets requires significantly less oil, and since you don’t need to preheat the air fryer, they cook faster than traditional deep-fried options.
The flavor of air-fried salmon nuggets is fantastic. The high heat of the air fryer seals in the moisture and locks in the delicious flavors, giving you a crunchy exterior and a tender, flaky interior. And because you don’t need to use a lot of oil, the calorie count per serving is much lower than deep-fried salmon nuggets!
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Salmon Bites Recipe
Nothing compares to the taste and texture of delicious, crispy air fryer salmon bites! Everyone loves this tasty snack – it is keto-friendly and healthy and also pairs perfectly with a large variety of dipping sauces or sides. Whether looking for a quick weeknight meal or an impressive appetizer for your next party, these delectable morsels are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. So what do you need to whip up this fantastic dish? We have all the ingredients listed here, so you can make your own air fryer salmon bites at home in no time flat!
Remember the step-by-step instructions are below in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- Salmon: Use fresh salmon filets; I used skinless salmon fillets
- Marinade For Salmon: Maple Syrup, soy sauce, ginger, minced garlic (or garlic powder), lemon juice, and olive oil.
How To Cook Salmon Bites In Air Fryer
Salmon bites are a great way to enjoy the nutritional benefits of salmon in an easy-to-make, kid-friendly dish. If you want to make them even faster and healthier, try cooking them in your air fryer! Air frying is a great way to cook food as it uses little to no oil and helps retain the nutritional value of food. Making salmon bites in your air fryer is easy and takes less time than cooking them on a stovetop or in an oven; here are the simple steps for your next weekend night meal.
Step One: Prepare The Marinade
Add the marinade ingredients to a large bowl, and mix well.
Step Two: Prepare the Salmon Bites
Using a sharp knife, cut your salmon bites into 1-inch salmon cubes. Dry your salmon with paper towels, add the salmon bites into the marinade, cover, and refrigerator for 30 to 60 minutes.
Step Three: Air Fry
Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F. Then spray your air fryer basket with cooking spray, add your seasoned salmon bites in a single layer, and cook for 6-8 minutes or until they are fully cooked. Remove when the internal temperature reaches your desired temperature.
Step Three: Serve
Serve with your salmon chunks, favorite dipping sauce, or sliced green onions.
- Seasonings and Spices: Give your dish some kick with a special touch of Sriracha or Cajun seasoning! Add it until your desired heat is reached. My son loves this dinner served with hot sauce! Other options for seasoning are onion powder, lemon juice, black pepper, or lime juice.
- Serve: Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, chili sauce, or ranch dressing; the traditional way is to serve with teriyaki sauce and a shake of sesame seeds. Serve with my recipe for garlic cream sauce or your favorite creamy sauce!
- Timing: Check on your salmon bites frequently as they cook up; salmon cooks very fast in the air fryer!
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Do Air Fryer Teriyaki Salmon Bites Cook In Air Fryer
Air fryer teriyaki salmon bites are a delicious, healthy, and convenient snack. Depending on the size of your air fryer and the number of servings you want to make, the cooking time for these tasty bites can vary significantly. On average, air fryer teriyaki salmon bites take about 8-10 minutes to cook in an air fryer when cooked at 400 degrees F using the air fryer setting.
Does air frying salmon dry it out?
When air frying salmon, it is important to remember that the fish will cook quickly and can dry out easily. To avoid this, keep a close eye on your salmon while it is cooking and check for doneness every few minutes. You may also want to consider adding some oil or butter to the salmon to help it remain moist during the cooking process. Additionally, bringing the salmon before air frying can also help retain moisture.
Once you see crispy edges on the salmon, you should remove the salmon.
What Can You Make With Salmon Bites
Salmon bites are one of the most versatile ingredients that you can use to make a variety of delicious recipes. From classic fish and chips to hearty chowders and stews, salmon is a favorite for many home chefs. Salmon bites can be used in salads, sandwiches, soups, or appetizers.
You can also use them to top rice bowls or as the main ingredient in salmon tacos. The possibilities are almost endless! Salmon bites are an easy and healthy way to add flavor to any meal. Try adding a few to your favorite dishes for a delicious and nutritious touch. With salmon bites, you can turn any ordinary dish into something extraordinary!
What To Serve With Air-Fried Salmon Bites
Air-fried salmon bites are a great addition to any meal. They make a fantastic appetizer or snack, and they can also be served as the main course for a light and healthy dinner, some of my favorite side dishes to serve with this easy weeknight meal:
Many delicious side dishes pair well with air-fried salmon bites, from roasted vegetables to fresh salads. Roasted vegetables like sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower make a great accompaniment to the crispy, savory bites. They can be tossed with a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper and oven-roasted until they’re tender and golden.
Salads are also an excellent pairing for air-fried salmon bites. A classic green salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, and a simple vinaigrette dressing is always delicious. You could also opt for a colorful grain-based salad like quinoa or farro tossed with roasted vegetables or fresh herbs.
Make great accompaniments if you’re looking for something heartier to serve alongside air-fried salmon bites, cooked rice, mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, or creamy risotto. For a low-carb option, you could also serve steamed greens such as broccoli rabe or spinach with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of olive oil.
How To Reheat Air Fryer Salmon Nuggets
If you’re reheating salmon nuggets previously cooked in an air fryer, there are a few simple steps to follow. First, preheat the air fryer to 350°F (175°C). Place the salmon nuggets in the basket of the air fryer and cook for 3-4 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C). Make sure to shake the basket occasionally, so the salmon nuggets are cooked evenly. When the salmon is heated, remove it from the air fryer and enjoy! If there are any leftovers, they can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
More Air Fryer Recipes
- Air Fryer Green Beans
- Air Fry Salmon
- Reheating Sweet Potatoes In Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Mexican Corn Dip
- Air Fryer Cheesy Cauliflower Bake
Who knew making a healthy and delicious meal could be so easy? AIR FRYER SALMON BITES are the perfect solution to satisfy your taste buds and your wallet. Garlicky and cheesy with a creamy lemon-dill dipping sauce, these succulent salmon bites will surely have you coming back for seconds. And did I mention they’re also kid-friendly?
Simply adjust the spices to suit your family’s palate, and voila! Everyone can enjoy an affordable, easy, and tasty treat without breaking the bank. So why wait? Get to creating today – because everyone deserves a home-cooked meal that pleases even the pickiest of eaters!
Air Fryer Salmon Bites
- 1 pound salmon fillet, skinless
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons ginger, minced
- 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- Add the marinade ingredients to a large bowl, and mix well.
- Using a sharp knife, cut your salmon bites into 1-inch salmon cubes. Dry your salmon with paper towels, add the salmon bites into the marinade, cover, and refrigerator for 30 to 60 minutes.
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F. Then spray your air fryer basket with cooking spray, add your seasoned salmon bites in a single layer, and cook for 6-8 minutes or until they are fully cooked. Remove when the internal temperature reaches your desired temperature.
- Serve with your salmon chunks, favorite dipping sauce, or sliced green onions.
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