Air Fryer Maple Glazed Salmon
This Air Fryer Maple Glazed Salmon is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Done in under 10 minutes, it makes a quick and delicious weeknight meal.
Well the air fryer has done it again my friends! This Maple Glazed Salmon will knock your socks off! And, guess what? It’s a weeknight friendly meal with little prep work and a quick cook time. This recipe has entered into our dinner rotation and I don’t see it get switched out any time soon!
Why should you make salmon in the air fryer?
Quick – Cooking salmon filets in the air fryer takes less than 10 minutes. At 400° they fry up in just 8 minutes.
Perfect Texture – The heat convection of the air fryer cooks the salmon filets evenly all the way around. This makes them slightly browned on the outside, while not drying out the salmon.
Easy Clean-Up – To ensure the salmon filets don’t stick to the air fryer basket I recommend you line the basket with a sheet of parchment paper. Not only does it prevent sticking, it also makes for an easy breezy clean-up.
While the salmon is in the air fryer, the maple glaze comes together easily on the stovetop. It’s made with maple syrup, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger paste, garlic and thickened with a cornstarch slurry. After the salmon is done in the air fryer you brush on a thick layer of the maple glaze. It coats the salmon on all sides and gives it a nice shine, not to mention a ton of flavor!
What should I serve with my Air Fryer Maple Glazed Salmon?
As you can see I paired the salmon with plain white rice and steamed green beans. The salmon with the maple glaze is so flavorful and delicious you really don’t want to serve anything that is going to take away or compete with it. Some other ideas include:
Air Fryer Maple Glazed Salmon
This Air Fryer Maple Glazed Salmon is crispy on the outside but still juicy on the inside. Done in under 10 minutes, it makes a quick and delicious weeknight meal.
2 skin-on salmon fillets (about 1/2 pound)
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp ginger paste
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup cold water
1 tbsp corn starch
sesame seeds, optional
Brush the salmon filets with olive oil and sprinkle with salt
Line the basket with a piece of parchment paper
Place the salmon filets in the basket, make sure they aren’t touching each other of the sides of the basket
Set air fryer to 400°F and fry for 8 minutes
While the salmon in frying add the maple syrup, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and garlic to a small heavy bottomed sauce pan
Heat over medium heat, whisking
Allow the sauce to come to a boil
Combine the cold water and corn starch to form a slurry
Pour the slurry into the glaze, whisk and bring back to a boil
As soon as it reaches a boil again, reduce the heat to a low simmer, the glaze will thicken
When the salmon finishes frying, carefully lift it out by the parchment paper
Brush the salmon with a thick coating of the maple glaze
Sprinkle the salmon with sesame seeds
Plate the salmon, serve over plain white or brown rice with a side of steamed green beans
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