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Recipe for air best damn air fryer salmon

Best Damn Air Fryer Salmon

  • Author: RecipeTeacher
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: 2 servings


Buttery and flaky air fryer salmon in just 10 minutes!


  • 2 salmon filets (6oz each)
  • 1 tbs butter (melted)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika (regular or smoked)
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Lemon slices, fresh dill or parsley for garnish


  1. Brush tops of salmon filets with melted butter
  2. Mix together paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Generously sprinkle the mixture over the top of the filets.
  3. Add foil to bottom of air fryer basket (or tray if using a tray style air fryer) and spritz with a little cooking spray . Place salmon, skin side down on foil. Set air fryer to “air fry” setting at 390 degrees (F) for 10 minutes.
  4. Check for doneness. Internal temp should be 145 degrees (F) and fish will easily flake with a fork.
  5. Serve and enjoy with fresh lemon!


  • Category: Seafood
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American