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Air fryer frozen salmon

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Batch cooking is something that I love to do. It saves time, effort and sometimes money too. I avoid ordering a takeaway by keeping simple items on hand to use, such as frozen salmon, for air fryer frozen salmon, that I can cook in minutes and in just 10 minutes.

Making a marinade is very simple, and I have a variety of different ones that I use. I love to use garlic butter mostly, as I have this in my freezer most of the time.

I’ll share some other dressing ideas below, so be sure to take a look!

Air fryer frozen salmon, dressed with garlic butter, on a white and mushroom coloured plate with a salad consisting of multi coloured tomatoes, cucumber chunks and a leafy green salad.

Ingredients for air fryer frozen salmon:

2 frozen salmon fillets (Approximately 110g each)

Dressing of choice – I used garlic butter

Spray oil

Garlic butter in a heart shape ramekin

Method for air fryer frozen salmon:

Set the air fryer to 200C (390F).

Place your frozen salmon in the air fryer basket. You can use a layer of foil (if it’s temperature safe) on the bottom of the air fryer basket, although I don’t bother with this and instead just use a little spray oil to lubricate the basket.

Cook for 8 minutes.

Spread the butter or marinade of your choice over the top of the salmon.

Cook for another 8 minutes.

Serve and enjoy! If you’ve got any marinade left then you can brush a little more on the top, BUT ensure that you’ve kept this separate from the marinade or dressing you used halfway through, as you don’t want to contaminate with raw salmon juices!

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Do you have to flip salmon in the air fryer?

Yes, I would recommend recommend this for the most even cooking. Also, when flipping it over you can apply a little more of your favourite sauce, butter or marinade.

Can you cook frozen breaded salmon in the air fryer?

Yes, absolutely. As a rule of thumb I always start with 1/2 of the recommended cooking time on the packet, and then remove 10C from the cooking time.

Then if this is not sufficient I will move up to cooking for 2/3 of the cooking time, which always seems to work great if 1/2 the time is not enough.

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Want some delicious marinade ideas for salmon?

I’ve got a few lovely salmon dressings that I use. My current favourites are:

A little fresh lemon juice with cracked black pepper and dill.

Garlic butter (I use homemade but shop bought is fine too!)

Soy sauce with fresh ginger

Honey and soy sauce

Teriyaki sauce (I just buy ready made!)

Six battered fish fingers that have been cooked in the air fryer in an enamel white dish

Fancy trying something different in your air fryer?

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How to cook frozen salmon in the air fryer:

Air fryer frozen salmon

A simple frozen salmon dish that is ready in just 16 minutes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Keyword air fryer, salmon
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 167 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen salmon fillets Approximately 110g each
  • Dressing garlic butter
  • Spray oil

Instructions

  1. Set the air fryer to 200C (390F).
  2. Place your frozen salmon in the air fryer basket. You can use a layer of foil (if it’s temperature safe) on the bottom of the air fryer basket, although I don’t bother with this and instead just use a little spray oil to lubricate the basket.
  3. Cook for 8 minutes.
  4. Spread the butter or marinade of your choice over the top of the salmon.
  5. Cook for another 8 minutes.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
  7. If you've got any marinade left then you can brush a little more on the top, BUT ensure that you've kept this separate from the marinade or dressing you used halfway through, as you don't want to contaminate with raw salmon juices!

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

If you enjoyed this air fryer salmon dish I’d love it if you could pin it on Pinterest!

Air fryer frozen salmon, dressed with garlic butter, with a salad consisting of multi coloured tomatoes, cucumber chunks and a leafy green salad.
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