Air Fryer Salmon Bites Recipe

These crispy air fryer salmon pieces make a great appetiser or quick meal. For a complete dinner, serve with steamed rice, pickled vegetables, avocado, and spicy mayo sauce!

– 1 Tbsp avocado oil – 1 lb salmon – 3 Tbsp coconut aminos or low-sodium soy sauce – 1 Tbsp rice vinegar – 5 large cloves garlic – 2 tsp toasted sesame oil – 1 Tbsp lime juice – Sea salt to taste Sriracha Mayo (Optional): – ¼ cup mayonnaise – 1 Tbsp sriracha – 1 tsp pure maple syrup


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Mix the chipotle mayo sauce ingredients in a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate while you prepare the salmon.


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Pat the salmon dry with paper towels after removing it from packaging. Cut salmon on a board. Cut the salmon fillet into small pieces.

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Remove the skin with a sharp knife or leave it. I enjoy salmon bites with skin because they're crunchy. Skin contains most omega-3s.

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In a separate bowl, mix coconut aminos, rice vinegar, garlic, sesame oil, and lime juice for the marinade. Put the marinade and diced salmon in a big zip lock bag.

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Seal the bag and swish until all salmon chunks are marinated. Marinate salmon in the fridge for 15 minutes or 24 hours.

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Preheat the air fryer for 4 minutes at 400°F. Prepare air fryer basket with frying spray.

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Apply the marinated salmon cubes to the air fryer basket in a single layer (you may need to do this in two batches depending on its size).

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Air-fry salmon 8–12 minutes at 400 until crispy. Salmon cooks at 145; Test the largest salmon chunk using a meat thermometer. Making sides while fish cooks.

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Crispy fish bites made in an air fryer can be served with chipotle mayonnaise sauce and any side dish.

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Steamed brown or white rice, edamame, green onions, sesame seeds, avocado, kimchi, pickled ginger, seaweed salad, and pickled cucumber make a tasty supper.

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