Air Fryer Honey Garlic Salmon is easy to make and cooks up in less than 10 minutes in the air fryer! The salmon is coated with a delicious glaze that’s packed with flavor.
This salmon is delicious served with rice, your favorite veggie, or used as an ingredient in a grain bowl or tacos.
I always keep salmon in my freezer. It’s so easy to thaw, and then marinate to make delicious dishes like this! And my favorite way to cook salmon these days is in my air fryer.
The air fryer cooks the salmon so quickly without any of the oven preheating. And no skillet messiness like when you pan-fry it! The salmon gets flaky and perfect cooked.
And the honey garlic glaze is so tasty! It uses honey for sweetness, garlic for a punch of flavor, lemon for a little brightness, and soy sauce for umami. So easy to mix up and I just want to slather it on everything! Carrots, chicken, shrimp. And in this case, salmon.
SHOULD I KEEP THE SALMON SKIN ON OR OFF?
You can do either. The salmon I get usually is skin on. Sometimes I feel ambitious and slice the skin off, and sometimes I don’t. In the photos here, I left it on.
Even if you leave it on, you’ll still season both sides, and marinate both sides. When you’re marinating for five minutes, make sure to do it skin up (if you’ve chosen to leave the skin on). That way the honey garlic marinade really soaks into the part you’ll actually eat.
Speaking of that, in this recipe I don’t typically eat the skin. I don’t feel like it gets crispy enough to eat, even in the air fryer. That’s because you’re marinading the skin too, not just applying oil to crisp it up. So if I leave the skin on, I just leave the skin on the plate while the salmon flakes off onto my fork