Main dish, fish/seafood

Air-Fryer Salmon


In this simple air-fryer salmon recipe, the garlic gets crispy on the top while the Aleppo pepper and coriander bring earthy flavor to the fish, which remains delicately cooked in the middle.
Prep time 10
Cook Time 25
Total Time 35
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Nutritional Information

Makes: 2 Servings
Calories 315kcal
Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 94mg
Sodium 336mg
Carbohydrates 3g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Total sugars 1g
Protein 34g


STEP 1 Preheat air fryer to 375°F for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, finely chop garlic. Add salt to the garlic on a cutting board; chop and mash the mixture together with the flat side of a knife to form a paste. Transfer to a small bowl.
STEP 2 Add lemon juice, oil, coriander and 1/4 teaspoon Aleppo pepper (or chili powder) to the garlic mixture; whisk to combine. Pat salmon dry; spoon the mixture evenly over the tops of the fillets.
STEP 3 Coat the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray; arrange the salmon, skin-side down, in the basket. Cook until browned and just cooked through, about 12 minutes. Remove from the air fryer.
STEP 4 Top the salmon evenly with lemon zest, parsley and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon Aleppo pepper (or chili powder). Serve immediately, with lemon wedges if desired.
© Dotdash Meredith. All rights reserved. Used with permission.


3 medium cloves garlic

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

¼ teaspoon ground coriander

½ teaspoon Aleppo pepper or chili powder , divided

2 6-ounce skin-on salmon

1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Lemon wedges for serving

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