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Easy Sweet Spicy Air Fryer Salmon

Chili and honey intertwine deliciously in this crispy, Easy Sweet Spicy Air Fryer Salmon recipe. With just 6 ingredients, you can have this salmon on the table in less than 15 minutes.

Easy Sweet And Spicy Air Fryer Salmon

Last Christmas I received a fantastic gift of an Air Fryer from The Feed Feed.

Then, earlier this month, I received another one to host a giveaway with.

Well, being surrounded by air fryers meant only one thing for my daughter and I – and that was to use them! Right?!

We had just moved to our new home and instead of waiting for the oven to preheat and then take 30+ minutes to bake whatever was on the agenda for dinner, I opted to use the air fryer.

Ingredients To Make Easy Sweet Spicy Air Fryer Salmon

Fish and Chips that normally took 40-45 minutes to make, were ready in less than 20 minutes!

Crispy chicken tenders were ready in 15 minutes!

Cake… err… I dunno, I haven’t tried using my air fryer for desserts… at least… not yet!

Smothered Scattered Covered Salmon before Placing it in the air fryer.

What I have tried often has been several versions of salmon.

Breaded salmon, blackened spicy salmon, turmeric salmon, and, today, this Easy Sweet Spicy Air Fryer Salmon.  

I’ve experimented with different temperature settings as well as varied times while using my air fryer, and, what seems to work best for me is a temperature setting of 400 degrees F with the salmon being cooked for 12 minutes.

At this temp and time, the salmon is beautifully crispy on the top, and well done on the inside, yet tender.

Now, at these settings a slightly thick salmon steak works best – and by that I mean a raw salmon steak that is at least ¾ inch to 1 inch thick.

A raw salmon steak that is thinner than that will turn out a lot dryer at these settings – yup, I found that out the hard way!

Easy, Quick, Spicy & Sweet Air Fryer Salmon

For this Easy Sweet Spicy Air Fryer Salmon, I used a mix of warmed honey, inflammation reducing turmeric, chili powder, coriander and chili flakes.

The chili powder and chili flakes added a nice little kick to the salmon while the honey added in a tinge of sweet to tone the spicy down a tad.

This Easy Sweet Spicy Air Fryer Salmon is delicious along with some Coconut Pumpkin Pasta, or Sautéed Asparagus Egg Salad, or this Ginger Cardamom Spiced Carrots, or even this Charred Zucchini And Caramelized Onion Salad.

Recipes That Pair Well With Sweet Spicy Air Fryer Salmon

Easy, Quick, Spicy & Sweet Air Fryer Salmon

Easy Sweet Spicy Air Fryer Salmon

Yield: 3 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Chili and honey intertwine deliciously in this crispy, Easy Sweet Spicy Air Fryer Salmon recipe. With just 6 ingredients, you can have this salmon on the table in less than 15 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 3 1-inch thick salmon fillets
  • 1 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp chili flakes
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/8 tsp each salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Place honey in a microwave safe dish and heat for 10 seconds until slightly warm.
  2. Add in the turmeric, coriander, chili powder, salt, pepper, and chili flakes into the warmed honey and mix very well until all are incorporated.
  3. Wash and pat dry the salmon fillets. When salmon fillets are dry, spoon on the honey-chili mixture onto each, making sure to coat the sides as well (this is messy and you will have to wash your air-fryer pan).
  4. Then, place the salmon fillets in an air fryer, set temperature to 400 degrees and time to 12 minutes. When time is up, remove salmon fillets and enjoy with your favorite sides.
Nutrition Information
Yield 3 Serving Size 1 salmon fillet
Amount Per Serving Calories 325Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 1.6gCholesterol 78mgSodium 84mgCarbohydrates 23gSugar 23gProtein 34g

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This looks delicious. I did want to see if you recommend skin on or skinless salmon.

Shashi

Sunday 16th of February 2020

Thank you Nick. In this recipe I left the skin on the salmon fillets - usually they just peel off and keep the fillets moist. I have made this recipe with skinless salmon fillets as well but I remove them from the air fryer in about 9-10 minutes.