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Air Fryer Frozen Salmon Recipe

Grab salmon straight from your freezer and cook it perfectly in mere minutes. This Air Fryer Frozen Salmon will simplify busy nights without holding back on flavor.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Megan Porta


  • Air Fryer


  • 2 6-oz salmon fillets frozen


  • Lightly spray the basket of an air fryer with cooking spray and place salmon fillets inside.
  • Cook at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes. Remove from air fryer and enjoy immediately!


  • Optional seasoning (if using fillets that have not been pre-seasoned, packaged and frozen): Place 2 tablespoons of butter on the top of each fillet. Squeeze juice from a slice of lemon over top. This is my favorite seasoning option!
  • A different way to season would be to combine garlic powder, black pepper and salt in a small bowl and sprinkle over the top before cooking. Any type of seafood rub would taste great, too.
  • If there is skin on the fillet, place skin side down.
  • It’s better to undercook than overcook, especially with a delicate food like salmon. If you find that your fish is not fully cooked in the center, pop it back into the air fryer for a couple minutes.
  • Place the 2 fillets in the center of the air fryer basket/pot but ensure they are not touching.
  • The cooking time for this recipe depends on the thickness of your fillet. For 1-inch fillets at the thickest part of the salmon, air fry for 13 minutes. For 1 1/2-inch fillets, cook for 15 minutes. For 2-inch fillets, increase time to 17 minutes.
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