Air Fryer Sweet and Spicy Salmon

Air fryer sweet and spicy salmon

For an easy way to make a delicious yet healthy dinner protein make this Air Fryer Sweet and Spicy Salmon recipe.

It is made with a simple yet perfect combination of spices to create the best sweet, savory, and spicy flavor that you will love.

You won’t even need to use any olive oil, soy sauce, or even coconut aminos to make these wonderfully crispy air fryer salmon bites.

Ingredients and Supplies You’ll Need to Make this Air Fryer Rosemary Garlic Pork Chops:

Air fryer sweet and spicy salmon ingredients

Ingredients:

  • Salmon fillet
  • Melted butter

Seasoning

  • Brown sugar
  • Paprika
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • Chili powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Cayenne (add more for more heat and less for less heat )

Supplies

Delicious dipping sauce to serve

This recipe is super tasty as it is, but you can always serve it with a scrumptious creamy chili lime sauce too!

The lime juice in the dipping sauce will create such a great contrast of flavors that your taste buds will be in heaven.

how to make spicy salmon in the air fryer

How spicy is this salmon recipe?

I wouldn’t say that this recipe is super spicy, but it does have a little bit of kick to it. You can make it as spicy (or not) as you want by adjusting the amount of cayenne pepper in the recipe depending on how spicy you’d like the salmon recipe to be.

How to make this Air Fryer Rosemary Garlic Pork Chops:

Step 1: Prepare the salmon

Cut the salmon into 1-inch bite-size pieces.

Air fryer sweet and spicy salmon

Step 2: Make spicy salmon seasoning

In a small bowl, add all of the seasonings to make the seasoning mixture.

Step 3: Season salmon

In a separate bowl, add the salmon cubes and melted butter. Stir to coat the salmon chunks.

Air fryer sweet and spicy salmon

Then, stir in the seasoning mixture. (You may not need to use all the seasoning- depends on the size of the salmon and how seasoned you like it).

Step 4: Cook seasoned salmon bites

Air fryer sweet and spicy salmon

Add air fryer parchment liner basket to the air fryer basket and then add the salmon bites.

Then, air fry the salmon at 380 degrees F or 193 degrees C for a cooking time of 5-8 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the salmon is at 145 degrees F or 63 degrees C.

Air fryer sweet and spicy salmon

Thinner salmon will be ready sooner, thicker salmon will take more time. You can use a meat thermometer or instant-read thermometer to check the temperature easily.

Then, just remove and enjoy the delicious crispy salmon bites.

Air fryer sweet and spicy salmon

Dishes to serve with sweet and spicy salmon

When you are wondering what to serve with this salmon recipe, make sure you give these easy air fryer dish recipes a try!

Air fryer sweet and spicy salmon

Final Thoughts

Salmon is such a great way to get healthy fatty acids and omega-3s, and it’s even better when you can get them in a wonderfully sweet and spicy recipe like this.

You can keep it simple with just these salmon bites with some fresh cucumber slices, or make another side dish to serve with it. Either way, your tastebuds will be reeling from this recipe.

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Air fryer sweet and spicy salmon

Air Fryer Sweet and Spicy Salmon

Air Fryer Sweet and Spicy Salmon is going to be your new favorite way to make this salmon recipe with all the best flavor and crispy texture.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Serves: 2
Adjust Servings: 2

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Salmon fillet
  • 2-3 Tbsp Butter melted

Seasoning

Instructions

  • Cut the salmon into 1-inch bite size pieces.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the seasoning mixture
  • In a separate bowl, add the salmon bites and melted butter. Stir to coat the salmon.
  • Stir in the seasoning mixture. (You may not need to use all the seasoning- depends on the size of salmon and how seasoned you like it).
  • Add air fryer parchment liner basket to the air fryer basket.
  • Add the salmon bites.
  • Air fry at 380 °F for 5-8 minutes, or until the salmon is at 145 °F (thinner salmon will be ready sooner, thicker salmon will take more time).
  • Remove and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 26g | Sodium: 787mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g

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Ingredients: Black pepper, Brown Sugar, Butter, Cayenne Pepper, Chili powder, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Paprika, Salmon, Salt
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Main Dish, Back to School, Fall, Summer, Winter, Clean Eating, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb and Keto
Categories: Seafood, Air Fryer

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