Air Fryer Cajun Salmon Recipe

Air Fryer Cajun Salmon Recipe
In a hurry? This Air Fryer Cajun Salmon can be made, start to finish in less than 30 minutes, and it’s delicious. There are only four ingredients: salmon, brown sugar, Cajun seasoning, and melted butter. Very simple. Using an air fryer not only saves on fat, it doesn’t heat up the kitchen like the oven does. This salmon can be served as is or chilled and added to a salad. You can use salmon fillets with skin on or off – your choice. You can use your favorite Cajun or Creole seasoning, or make your own (mix 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon onion powder, 2 tablespoons whole thyme, 2 tablespoons crushed bay leaves, 1 tablespoon parsley flakes, 1 teaspoon basil leaves, 2 tablespoons black pepper, 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon msg, (optional), and 1 cup salt, (or light salt).
While the salmon cooks, you can pull out a packaged salad or microwave a vegetable or prepared side dish to make a balanced meal. Leftovers are good either hot or cold.

6 Servings

1 1/2 pounds salmon fillet, cut into serving size pieces

3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
3 tablespoons melted butter

  1. Place the salmon fillets in the basket of an air fryer.
  2. Mix the brown sugar and Cajun seasoning in a bowl. Mix in the butter to make a paste.
  3. Divide the paste between the fillets and spread evenly.
  4. Heat the air fryer to 390°.
  5. Place the basket in the air fryer and let cook 12-18 minutes, depending on how thick the pieces are, but just until cooked through and flaky
  6. Remove from the air fryer and serve.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 136
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 52% Protein 36% Carb. 12%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 15 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 90 mg
Sodium 117 mg
Total Carbohydrate 8 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 23 g

Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 5%

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