I am so happy to share my new favorite way of serving salmon. It’s been a huge hit in these parts, and I know that once you try this, it will move to the top of your salmon recipe list as well. You can serve it in a salad or rice bowl…it’s packed with flavor and nutrition. We eat salmon at least once a week, so I am always looking for new ways to prepare it and this one is quick and easy. If yo don’t aredy own an air fryer, I highly recommend that you get this one by Cuisinart...it does it all. And you can view the video of this recipe HERE.
- 1 lb salmon fillet , thickest cut if possible, skin removed, cut into equal-sized cubes (about 1-inch)
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- kosher salt or sea salt to taste
- cracked black pepper to taste
- 1/4 cu low sodium soy or tamari sauce
- 3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 1-2 tsp Sriracha , or preferred hot sauce, to taste or omit if sensitive to spice
- 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
- Season the salmon with salt, black pepper, garlic powder and ground ginger.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the soy or tamari sauce, honey, sesame oil and Sriracha (if using) until combined. Pour a little more than half of the sauce over the salmon. Toss salmon to coat and allow to marinate for 20 minutes. Reserve remainder f sauce to pour over cooked fish.
- Air Fryer Method: If your air fryer requires preheating, preheat to 390F. Spray the air fryer basket with oil spray. Place 12-16 seasoned salmon bites (depending on the size of your air fryer basket – reserving at least half for the oven method) on the basket in a single layer. Air fry for 10-12 minutes (or more as needed depending on your air fryer), flipping the salmon bites (or shaking the basket) halfway through, until the salmon is crispy and golden (with some pieces with a light char).
- Oven Method: Preheat the oven to 350. Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the remaining salmon bites on the baking sheet in a single layer. Roast for 25 minutes (or more as needed) until the salmon is crispy and golden (with some pieces with a light char).
- Transfer the salmon bites to a bowl. Whisk the reserved sauce once more to combine, if needed, then drizzle over the salmon bites. Sprinkle salmon bites with a little bit of green onions and sesame seeds.
- When ready to serve, assemble the rice bowl by adding some rice, then top with a few pieces of salmon, along with edamame, avocado, cucumber, carrots or other veggies of choice. Top with another small sprinkle of sesame seeds, if desired.