Air fryer furikake salmon is the perfect weeknight dinner. This quick and easy recipe takes only four ingredients and 15 minutes to make. Tender, juicy, flaky pieces of salmon sure to please.
If you haven’t made salmon in the air fryer, you are missing out. The air fryer creates hot air and and circulates it around the food crisping up food similar to what deep frying can do, but a more healthy option as it uses way less oil.
This is the air fryer I have.
Salmon is a great a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and vitamin D. My daughter is not a huge milk fan, so I need to find other food alternatives to ensure she gets an adequate amount in her daily diet. Adding salmon to our dinner menus helps do just that.
Furikake salmon is one of my favorite ways to cook salmon. Mayo with a little bit of shoyu spread over the salmon filet and sprinkled with furikake. Yummers.
This has to be one of my quickest and easiest dinner recipes. Just 4 ingredients and 15 minutes later you’ve got a great main dish. Serve it alongside sticky white rice, tossed salad, macaroni salad.
This is also a great keto option as well as a meal prep dish.
Asian culture and food has definitely influenced Hawaiian cuisine and this furikake salmon is no different.
What do I need to make air fryer furikake salmon?
Other ways to cook furikake salmon?
Don’t have an air fryer? Not to worry. You can also bake this recipe in the oven at 350F for 25-30 minutes or until the salmon is flaky.
What is furikake?
Furikake is a Japanese seasoning made of dried seaweed and sesame seeds. It has become a very popular condiment here in Hawai’i. It can be found in the Asian aisle at most grocery stores or on Amazon. It can be used to make Instant Pot hurricane popcorn, in spam musubi, or in edamame rice.
Can you air fry salmon?
You bet and I actually really like cooking it in the air fryer as it cuts down the cook time. Since the air fryer is much more compact than an oven it is able to heat up and cook the food in a quicker time.
What temperature do you air fry salmon?
I like to cook salmon at 400F.
How long do I cook salmon in the air fryer?
Depending on the thickness of the salmon, anywhere from 8-10 minutes. The thicker the cut, the longer the cook time.
What temperature should cooked salmon be?
The FDA recommends cooking salmon to 145F.
Can I cook salmon with the skin on?
It is important to know where you get your salmon from. You may not want to eat the skin of salmon that has lived in dirty waters as it can absorb toxins. Cooking salmon with the skin on can help the salmon from drying out. Choosing salmon from trusted sources is your best option.
Other great air fryer recipes
- Air fryer crispy pork belly
- Air fryer teriyaki salmon
- Air fryer chicken katsu
- Air fryer steak bites
- Air fryer sweet potato fries
How to make air fryer furikake salmon?
Preheat air fryer to 400F.
In a small bowl add mayonnaise and shoyu. Mix until well combined and set aside.
Pat dry salmon fillet. Add salt and pepper to both sides of the fillet. Place skin side down if you are opting to cook with the skin intact.
Add the mayonnaise shoyu mixture in an even layer on top of the salmon. Sprinkle furikake over the mayonnaise.
Spray air fryer basket with non stick cooking spray. Place the salmon fillet in skin side down. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until salmon is flaky and cooked through. Enjoy!
Air Fryer Furikake Salmon Recipe
- Preheat air fryer to 400F.
- In a small bowl add mayonnaise and shoyu. Mix until well combined and set aside.
- Pat dry salmon fillet. Add salt and pepper to both sides of the fillet. Place skin side down if you are opting to cook with the skin intact.
- Add the mayonnaise shoyu mixture in an even layer on top of the salmon. Sprinkle furikake over the mayonnaise.
- Spray air fryer basket with non stick cooking spray. Place the salmon fillet in skin side down. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until salmon is flaky and cooked through. Enjoy!
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