Flawless Air-Fryer Salmon Recipe

Enjoy crisp and succulent salmon a-la-air-fryer as often as you like! Combine this easy cooking method with a variety of glazes; throw in some chopped Trifecta vegetables for a quick meal. Learning to utilize various cooking methods and equipment can help take meal prep variety to the next level.

A little about Air Fryers...

Air fryers are tiny, powerful ovens that use hot air to cook your food. The convenience and quick cleaning leads to less time meal prepping and more time for yourself. 

As a professional chef, I have to admit I was not into air fryers when they first started getting some hype; who needs more kitchen appliances, right? After using and experimenting with a friend's, I loved the crunchy textures the machine created and the oil-less frying, plus ease of use!

The main benefit of an air fryer is the crispiness achieved with minimal oil compared to typical frying.

If you don’t own an air fryer, no worries, you can achieve a somewhat similar effect by using the broil function on your oven. Make sure you place the rack directly in the center, and not too close to the top for optimal caramelization. 

Glazed for Days 

Utilizing an air-fryer is a remarkable way to prepare your Trifecta meals or Meal Prep Proteins. To take your proteins to an even higher level, choose a sauce or glaze to pair with your protein to enhance flavor and nutrition. The options are endless. Here are a few favorites of mine:

Before cooking, start off by brushing your protein in the sauce and then air frying; add more sauce once it's cooked and out of the air-fryer. 

How to Prepare Flawless Air-Fried Salmon Recipe 


  • 4 - 4 oz Trifecta Meal Prep salmon fillets 
  • ½ cup Garlic Ginger Sauce or glaze of your choice 

Kitchen Equipment: 

  • Small bowl and whisk
  • Knife and cutting board
  • 1-2 sheet trays 
  • Air-Fryer 

Step 1: Prep your Sauce & Set Up your Air Fryer in a Clean Space 

Plug in your air fryer and select the fish setting, if available. Otherwise, set the air-fryer to 400 F degrees for 4 minutes. 

Prepare your sauce as indicated by the Garlic Ginger Sauce recipe above. Set aside until needed. On a sheet tray, brush your salmon with the glaze and then transfer to the air-fryer basket. Lock-in the basket and press start.

Step 2: Air Fry Salmon and Eat! 

After 4 minutes your Trifecta Salmon should have a caramelized outside with just the right amount of crisp, and a warmed-through interior! Using a fish spatula, carefully remove from the air-fryer and top with extra sauce if desired. 

For a quick meal add some Trifecta broccoli in the air-fryer with the salmon and serve with reheated Trifecta brown rice

Storing, Serving, Reheating

Air-fried salmon is always best served fresh out of the fryer. Serve it immediately or if meal prepping, cool down and store in the fridge in an air-tight container. 

This protein pairs well with tons of vegetables and grains! Try out this Salmon Grain Bowl Recipe or Simple Salmon Salad Recipe with air-fried salmon. 

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Flawless Air-Fryer Trifecta Salmon Recipe


5 min


10 min




Enjoy this easy cooking method with a variety of glazes or sauces and throw in some chopped Trifecta vegetables for a quick meal in 5 minutes or less.


  • 4 (4 oz) Trifecta Meal Prep Salmon fillets
  • 1/2 cup Garlic Ginger Sauce or glaze of your choosing


  1. Plugin your air-fryer and set to 400 degrees for 4 minutes.

  2. On a sheet tray, brush salmon with glaze.

  3. Place in air-fryer and press start.

  4. Remove and serve with sides, add extra sauce if desired.


Servings: 1 | Calories Per Serving: 220

  • Total Fat 10g
  • Cholesterol 80mg
  • Sodium 710mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 1g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 30g
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C