Air Fryer Simple Caesar Salmon
No, this salmon isn't slathered in lettuce, nor does it include anchovies, but it is incredibly easy, good, and would be fantastic atop a simply dressed romaine salad. The recipe includes plenty of Parmesan cheese, as do good Caesar salads. Panko crumbs lend a nice crunchiness to the topping, which keeps the salmon beneath moist and delicious. The recipe takes only a few minutes to prepare, and the salmon cooks in the air fryer in 10-15 minutes. If you'd rather not serve lettuce underneath your fish, you can zap a vegetable in the microwave and cook a simple rice dish while the salmon cooks. Dinner in about 20 minutes? Yes, and healthy, too!
Air Fryer Simple Caesar Salmon -- serves 2
2 salmon pieces, 4-6 ounces each
1 1/2 tablespoons of light mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons of non-fat Greek yogurt
1/4 teaspoon of lemon-pepper seasoning
1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
1/4 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons of seasoned panko breadcrumbs
Fold a sheet of aluminum foil into a 6-7-inch square or rectangle so it just fits in the bottom and a little up the sides of your air fryer. Coat the foil with non-stick cooking spray. Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel. Place the pieces side-by-side on the foil (which should be inside your air fryer basket now) with about an inch separating them. Sprinkle the fish with a little lemon pepper and then spritz the pieces with non-stick cooking spray. Let the fish sit a few minutes while you prepare the topping. In a small bowl, blend well the mayonnaise, yogurt, remainder of lemon pepper, onion power and 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan. Divide the mixture between the two pieces of fish, coating the tops and sides of the fish. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of Parmesan on top of the fish and then sprinkle on the panko. Spritz the panko-topped fish with non-stick cooking spray. Set the air fryer temperature to 400, put the basket into the air fryer and cook the salmon for 10-15 minutes until the topping is golden brown and the fish flakes easily with a fork. Lift the fish out of the air fryer by inserting a spatula under the foil and grasping the edges of the foil to lift both foil and fish at once. Let the fish cool a few minutes before serving it.