Air Fryer Salmon with Parmesan dill crust is done in 10 minutes in the Ninja Foodi! So delicious, with a Parmesan topping that browns up with NO breading needed, you won’t find an easier way to cook your salmon.
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Salmon in Air Fryer
Living in the south, seafood, and salmon, is a big thing.
A quick meal, light, fresh, keto friendly, low carb and FULL of protein, perfect pink salmon fillets are the best way to have dinner ready in 10 minutes flat.
And how to do it? THE AIR FRYER.
And truthfully, once you learn how to cook salmon in the air fryer with this perfect Parmesan crust topping, there is no going back.
In fact, this air fryer salmon recipe is on its way to being your newest lunch (or dinner) craving. Plus salmon pairs perfectly with so many varying vegetables on the side!
Remember – you do not have to sacrifice flavor if you want a quick and easy meal!
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Parmesan crusted salmon
If you do not have a local place to pick up seafood, our Publix has a fantastic seafood counter and great prices.
This gorgeous hunk of salmon was only $8 and enough to easily feed 2-3 people in my house. This recipe is based on fresh and defrosted, not frozen, salmon.
Additionally, as you can see, my salmon fillet is not a huge thick piece- but rather a nice fillet. There are some salmons that are 2-3 inches high, and that could easily adjust your cooking times.
The great thing about using the Foodi, is you can simply lift and look under the lid at the 10 minute mark and add time if you need to.
- Fresh Salmon (approximately 1 pound fillet fits in a 6.5 quart Ninja Foodie Air Crisp basket)
Parmesan Dill Topping
A perfect blend of my custom Parmesan topping crisps the top of your salmon nicely right in the foodi and without the heaviness of actual panko or bread crumbs.
The blend of mayo, shredded parm and spices, once put in the air fryer, make a perfect topping that browns up right on the top.
You won’t even miss a typical fried crust. In fact, I am sure once you make this simple salmon, you will be craving it constantly.
Coincidentally, this Parmesan crust recipe can be added to baked chicken as well!
Scroll to the bottom for a printable version of this post, including all measurements and instructions, so you can follow along in your kitchen without being on your phone.
Here is what ingredients you need to gather to get started:
- Hellmann’s Mayo
- Dijon Mustard
- Dried Dill
- Shredded Parmesan cheese
- lemon juice
Combine all ingredients into a bowl and stir until well incorporated.
Air Fryer Salmon (Ninja Foodi)
How to cook salmon in the air fryer:
Season your salmon with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper.
Feel free to be generous with your seasonings!
Place salmon, skin side down, into the Ninja Foodi air fryer basket.
*note: Ninja Foodi calls this the AIR CRISPER basket*
Using a basting brush, spread Parmesan mayo mixture onto your fillet, end to end, until fully covered.
Do not spread too thick.
Close air fryer lid.
How long to cook Salmon in the Air Fryer?
Turn on Air Fryer to 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
Add extra 2 minutes if you would like your salmon flakier.
Remove salmon (I use a spatula) carefully and serve.
And although I don’t do a ton of seafood here on my site, and trying to change that, I do have some killer seafood salads that are worth making- try this Mediterranean shrimp salad with avocado and my seafood pasta salad.
If you love cooking with seafood, both of those are great.
GET A NINJA FOODI!
Do not have a Ninja Foodi yet? I LOVE mine. I bought an all in one steamer, air fryer, pressure cooker and slow cooker in one – eliminating my need for multiple kitchen items.
I have found that this machine products the best results in an instant and having tested the Instant Pot, Vortex, and the Ninja Foodi, I ADORE this machine.
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More Air Fryer Recipes
I have started cooking more and more with my Ninja Foodi- I have found it saves me SO much time in the kitchen and i have been a lot more adventurous knowing I can have meats, seafood, and chickens done in no time at all.
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- 1/4th cup Hellmann's Mayo
- 1/2 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon Dried Dill
- 1/4 cup Shredded Parmesan cheese
- small squeeze of lemon juice
- 1 salmon fillet (approx 1 pound)
How to make Parmesan Mayo Crust
- Combine all ingredients into a bowl and stir until well incorporated. Set aside for next step.
How to cook salmon in the air fryer:
- Season your salmon with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper. Feel free to be generous with your seasonings!
- Place salmon, skin side down, into the Ninja Foodi air fryer basket.
- Using a basting brush, spread Parmesan Mayo mixture onto your fillet, end to end, until fully covered. Do not spread too thick.
- Close air fryer lid.
- Turn on Air Fryer to 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Add extra 2 minutes if you would like your salmon flakier OR have a thicker piece of salmon*but I suggest you check at 10 minutes because its usually perfect*
- Remove Parmesan Crusted Salmon (I use a spatula) carefully from the Air Fryer and serve.
Serve with a side of vegetables
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1026Total Fat: 99gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 79gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 1039mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 30g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.