How to Make Simple Lemon-Chive Salmon in Your Air Fryer
This salmon recipe takes minutes and turns out a tasty, simple salmon that's perfect for a dinner when you want something good but not fussy. You mix up an easy vinaigrette, pour it over the salmon, and cook the salmon in your air fryer in about 15 minutes. The lemon vinaigrette and chives enhance rather than hide the flavor of the salmon. Cooking the fish in the air fryer browns the outermost part of the salmon, and, inside, the fish is nicely moist. I use fresh chives, because I have them growing in a pot outside, but you can use the dried version, if that's what you have. You also can substitute (or add in) parsley, which will change the flavor of the recipe, but still be good. Enjoy!
Air Fryer Lemon-Chive Salmon -- Serves 2
10-12 ounces of salmon fillet (skin on the bottom)
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/4 cup of lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon of grated lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
2-3 tablespoons of chopped fresh chives (or a mixture of chives and parsley, if you'd like)
Spritz with non-stick cooking spray a small piece of aluminum foil that's large enough to fit in your air fryer basket plus two inches up the sides of the basket (you can double the foil, if you want to guard against leakage). Put the foil in your air fryer basket. Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel and place it, skin side down, on the sprayed foil. In a small bowl or cup, whisk together well the olive oil, lemon juice and zest, salt, pepper, onion powder, and chives. Pour the mixture over the salmon. If you have time, let the salmon sit for 10 minutes in the vinaigrette mixture before cooking the fish. If not, put the air fryer basket with the salmon in it in your air fryer, set the temperature at 360 degrees, and air fry the salmon for about 15 minutes. If you like the salmon slightly underdone, check it with a knife (looking to see if the fish is done to your liking) starting at about 13 minutes. If you prefer your salmon cooked all the way through, start checking at 15 minutes. I usually cook my salmon for 16-17 minutes, because we prefer our salmon well done. Let the salmon sit for a few minutes before serving it, spooning some of the vinaigrette left on the foil over the fish before serving the salmon.