Air Fryer Frozen Salmon

Clean Plate Mama
by Clean Plate Mama
2 servings
12 min

Tender, flaky, frozen salmon in the air fryer. These salmon fillets are brushed with an easy and flavorful honey and garlic marinade and are perfect for a minimal effort meal. The salmon goes from frozen to cooked in the air fryer in 12 minutes!

This frozen salmon in the air fryer is such an easy and quick option for a busy night or when you're just looking for an easy night of cooking. Whether you've cooked hundreds of things in your air fryer, or you're brand new to air frying, this recipe is for you.

I've pretty much been loving everything about my air fryer lately. From air fryer teriyaki chicken bites to air fryer smashed potatoes, you can cook pretty much anything in the air fryer.


Recipe details
  • 2  servings
  • Prep time: 0 Minutes Cook time: 12 Minutes Total time: 12 min
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  • ▢ 2 frozen salmon fillets
  • ▢ 1 tbsp. coconut aminos
  • ▢ 1/2 tbsp. honey
  • ▢ 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • ▢ 1/4 tsp. paprika

Preheat your air fryer to 390 degrees F.
Once preheated, place frozen salmon fillets skin side down in the air fryer basket. Set timer for 12 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together the coconut aminos, honey, garlic powder, and paprika. Half way through cooking time brush salmon fillets with marinade.
Check salmon after 12 minutes. Salmon is cooked when it can easily be flaked with a fork or the internal temperature is between 140-145 degrees F. Note that the internal temperature will continue to rise by about 5 degrees after it's removed from the heat.
  • Substitutions: Soy sauce can be used in place of coconut aminos and either brown sugar or coconut sugar can be used in place of the honey.
  • Set aside half of the marinade if you'd like to brush additional marinade on salmon before eating (place in separate dish to avoid contaminating with raw salmon.)
  • Cooking time is approximate. Total cooking time will very depending on how thick your salmon pieces are.
  • See blog post for tips on cooking salmon if you'd like it done more on the medium side.
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  • Ban49189358 Ban49189358 on Jun 16, 2022

    When fish flakes easily it is usually overcooked. But this does sound like it would be a good recipe. I will try it but shorten the cooking time.

  • Pam Pam on Jun 16, 2022

    The salmon pieces that I usually purchase at my supermarket are always thick and a little larger than one portion. My butcher makes a sweet heat bourbon rub for me and puts it on the salmon, and then gives me a container of it as well. I put my air fryer at 400° for 10 minutes, skin side up because I like crispy skin, and it comes out perfect every time! What I don't consume for my meal, I refrigerate, and the next day I mash it a little with a fork, add a little finely chopped green onion and egg, some of the additional seasoning... Not much.. and some bread crumbs. I form one or two patties, put those in the air fryer, and voila! Salmon burgers for lunch!