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Air Fryer Salmon Bites

Air Fryer Salmon Bites are a delicious and healthy option for a quick and easy weeknight meal. The air fryer cooks the salmon perfectly, giving it a crispy outside and a tender inside without deep frying it. You can add whatever spices or sauces you like on the salmon! 

Air Fryer Salmon Bites on a cutting board.

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AIR FRYER SALMON BITES

My kids love salmon and it is one seafood I can make week after week that my whole family will eat. 

I love that it is healthy, a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for heart health. 

My favorite way to make salmon is in the air fryer.

The air fryer cooks the salmon to perfection, giving it a crispy outside and a tender inside.

Air fryer recipes are some of my favorite and get made weekly in my house and is an easy way to make salmon. 

A few I love are this Air Fryer Cod, Air Fryer Mediterranean Chicken, Air Fryer Tilapia and this Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp. 

You might have tried my Air Fryer Salmon which is a recipe I make time and time again.

Today’s recipe for Air Fryer Salmon Bites are similar but instead of cooking the salmon in a filet you cut it into 1 inch salmon chunks and cook them. 

It creates tender salmon bites with a crispy outer layer. The perfect quick meal. 

It makes a great kid-friendly meal that can easily be used in a Mediterranean Salmon Bowl, a fish taco or just on its own paired with an arugula salad. 

Air Fryer Salmon Bites ingredients.

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN AIR FRYER SALMON NUGGETS?

These crispy salmon bites can be made with simple ingredients. 

SALMON

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

SOY SAUCE

SALT & PEPPER

TERIYAKI SAUCE

HONEY

GARLIC POWDER

SESAME SEEDS

Air Fryer Salmon Bites on a cutting board.

HOW DO YOU MAKE THIS AIR FRYER SALMON BITES RECIPE

REMOVE SKIN & CHOP: Remove salmon skin using a sharp knife and discard the skin.

Then, chop salmon filets into 1’’ salmon cubes. Set them aside.

Air Fryer Salmon Bites salmon cut.

MIX THE SAUCE: In a small bowl mix the teriyaki sauce, olive oil, honey, soy sauce, ground pepper, and garlic powder.

Use paper towel to pat dry the salmon then, coat salmon bites with it.

Note: If you double the sauce, you can serve it as a dressing.

Air Fryer Salmon Bites sauce on the salmon.

PREHEAT THE AIR FRYER: Preheat the air fryer to 350F, then arrange salmon pieces in the air fryer basket in a single layer. 

COOK THE SALMON: Cook for six to eight minutes or until bites is cooked through. Turning them over is optional.

Air Fryer Salmon Bites salmon in the air fryer.

Serve with sesame seeds, crushred red pepper and green onions.

You can serve soy sauce alongside the salmon for a dipping sauce.

Sometimes I will serve with lemon slices or lime slices to add a touch of lemon juice or lime juice to the salmon

Store the leftover salmon in an airtight container for up to 3 days. You can reheat the salmon in the air fryer

Air Fryer Salmon Bites with green onions.

WHAT IS AIR FRY COOKING?

A lot of people might be wondering how an air fryer works.

It is similar to an amped-up countertop convection oven.

Its compact space promotes even faster cooking.

The top of the unit holds a heating mechanism and a fan.

Hot air rushes down and around the food in the air fryer basket. The rapid air circulation helps crisp up food.

A lot of people compare it to deep frying food but much, much healthier!

It also requires very little clean-up.

Air Fryer Salmon Bites with sesame seeds.

OTHER SEAFOOD RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

EASY CRAB CAKE RECIPE

LEMON GARLIC HALIBUT

PAN SEARED GREEK SALMON 

PAN FRIED GARLIC BUTTER COD

BLACK SEA BASS 

EASY BLACKENED FISH

BAKED COD WITH LEMON 

Air Fryer Salmon Bites with logo.

Air Fryer Salmon Bites on a cutting board.

Air Fryer Salmon Bites

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Air fryer salmon bites are a delicious and healthy option for a quick and easy weeknight meal. The air fryer cooks the salmon perfectly, giving it a crispy outside and a tender inside without deep frying it. You can add whatever spices or sauces you like on the salmon! 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. salmon filet, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 tbsps. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsps. teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • Sesame seeds for garnish
  • Crushed red pepper for garnish
  • Green onions, diced for garnish

Instructions

    1. Remove salmon skin using a sharp blade and discard. Then, chop salmon filets into 1’’ cubes. Set them aside.
    2. Mix teriyaki sauce, olive oil, honey, soy sauce, ground pepper, and garlic powder.
    3. Then, coat salmon bites with it. Note: If you double the sauce, you can serve it as a dressing.
    4. Preheat the Air Fryer to 350F, then arrange salmon pieces inside without overlapping them.
    5. Cook for six to eight minutes or until bites is cooked through. Turning them over is optional.
    6. Serve with sesame seeds, crushred red pepper and green onions. You can serve soy sauce alongside the salmon for dipping.

Notes

This is a great recipe to meal prep for the week. Cooked Salmon lasts three to four days in the fridge. Keep leftovers covered.

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