We can’t get enough of Air Fryer Salmon!! The salmon is perfect every time in the air fryer and it’s so much faster to make than on the cooktop or oven. I know, I say this a lot, but this Air Fryer Orange and Ginger Glazed Salmon is one of my favorite recipes!!!! If you’re like us you can’t get enough salmon. We try to have it once a week, so we like to test out different ways of cooking the salmon so it doesn’t get boring. When we started brainstorming this orange and ginger glazed salmon recipe we were excited because, not only is it a new fun way to glaze salmon, we also get to use the air fryer!!!! BONUS!
Another plus is that since we’re using the air fryer to cook our salmon I don’t burn my hands like I do when we place the pan of salmon in the oven. Yes, every time we make salmon in the oven I some how burn myself! So, it’s a health lifestyle thing for me!!! 😀
Tip: When placing a sauté pan in the oven, remember the handle gets super hot!!! So after pulling the pan out of the oven slip the hot pad over the handle. That way when you grab that pan to serve the food you won’t burn off your fingerprints!!!! Oh yes, it’s taken me a lot of burnt fingers to figure this one out.
Just a few easy steps to make Orange and Ginger Glazed Salmon
This is a really easy fast dinner to make. I suggest you start the orange and ginger glaze first. The salmon cooks in less than 15 minutes. For all recipes I always like to get all the ingredients ready before starting to cook. It saves time (and a lot of stress) when trying to find the ingredients while cooking.
Steps to Making the Glaze and Air Frying the Salmon
- Grate the ginger and slice the garlic
Zest the orange and measure out the orange juice and maple syrup. Slice orange if using for Garnish
Pour all ingredients (except for salmon, olive oil, salt and pepper) in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer. Cook until it has reduced to about half.
Prepare the Salmon while the sauce is reducing.
I like to rinse off the salmon with cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Then spread the olive oil on the salmon skin and top of salmon. Sprinkle on the salt and pepper to the top of the salmon.
Place salmon in the air fryer skin down. Cook at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Brush each salmon with the orange glaze. Air Fry for additional 5 minutes at 400 degrees
When salmon is done remove from the air fryer and brush on the rest of the orange glaze.
Garnish with fresh dill and sliced oranges. Enjoy!!!!
We have several other air fryer salmon recipes. They are all easy to make and full of flavor. Salmon is also great on the grill. We usually use a cedar plank. If you’re interested in grilling: Check out how to grill salmon.
Air Fryer Orange and Ginger Glazed Salmon
A Few Things We Use
- 1 1/2 Pounds Salmon
- 2 teaspoons Sea Salt
- 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1/3 Cup Orange Juice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Orange Zest
- 1 Clove Garlic
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup (Or Honey)
- 1/2 Tablespoon Fresh Ginger
- 3 Tablespoons Fresh Dill
Slice garlic and grate ginger
Mix together all the orange glaze ingredients in a small sauce pan (Orange, Orange Zest, Garlic, Maple Syrup, and Fresh Ginger)
Bring orange glaze to a boil. Once it starts boiling, turn down to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes. The sauce will cook down to about half and it will be thicker
While the orange glaze is simmering. Rub 1/4 Tablespoon of olive oil on each salmon fillet and sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper on each salmon fillet
Place pieces of parchment paper in the air fryer. Put salmon fillets on top of the parchment in the air fryer.
Cook in the air fryer for 10 minutes at 400 degrees.
Brush orange glaze on each salmon fillet.
Air fry for an additional 5 minutes at 400 degrees.
Remove the salmon from air fryer and brush on additional orange glaze
Serve with orange slices and sprinkle fresh dill on top