Best Air Fryer Salmon Recipe: Bang Bang Salmon

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Are you looking for a healthy and tasty high-protein recipe? Today, We’ll show you how to make the best Air Fryer Salmon Recipe. This bang-bang air fryer salmon comes out so moist and flavorful, and the bang-bang sauce is to die for. You’ll never want to make salmon any other way again!

Air Fryer Salmon Recipe: Bang Bang Salmon

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Spice it Up: The ‘Bang Bang’ sauce adds a punchy, spicy twist to cooked salmon fillets.
  • Effortless Cooking: Utilizing your air fryer ensures a quick, easy, and foolproof preparation.
  • Versatile: This salmon dish can be served with many sides including Roasted Romaine Lettuce.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Salmon Filets: Provide a tender, juicy base for the dish, offering a rich, slightly sweet flavor that pairs beautifully with the spicy bang bang sauce.
  • Mayonnaise: Forms the creamy base of the bang bang sauce, adding a tangy richness that complements the salmon perfectly.
  • Sweet Chili Sauce: Adds a sweet and spicy kick to the bang bang sauce, providing a delightful contrast to the creamy mayonnaise and the savory salmon.
  • Sriracha: Brings an extra layer of heat to the sauce, amplifying the spiciness and adding complexity to the overall flavor profile of the dish.
  • Green Onion (Chopped, For Garnish): Adds a fresh, slightly sharp note to the dish, providing a nice color contrast and a burst of flavor that cuts through the richness of the sauce.
  • Nonstick Spray (if Air Frying): Ensures that the salmon doesn’t stick to the air fryer, allowing it to cook evenly and achieve a beautiful golden-brown exterior.
Ingredients For Air Fryer Salmon Recipe.

How To Make Air Fryer Salmon With Bang Bang Sauce?

Step One: Preheat The Air Fryer

Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.

Step Two: Prepare Bang Bang Sauce

The bang-bang sauce is what makes this dish special. In a bowl stir together mayo, chili sauce, and sriracha until well combined.

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Step Three: Apply Sauce To Salmon

Spread a large spoonful of the bang-bang sauce on each Salmon filet and reserve some sauce for serving.

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Step Four: Prepare The Air Fryer Basket

Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick spray. You can also spray with olive oil.

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Step Five: Air Fry Salmon

Place the salmon fillet in the air fryer, sauce side up. Cook salmon for 10 minutes.

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Step Six: Garnish And Serve

If desired, drizzle on the reserved sauce and garnish with green onion. Serve your air fyer salmon immediately and enjoy!

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Expert Cooking Tips

  • Choosing wild-caught salmon over farm-raised can offer a more intense flavor and firmer texture, perfect for air frying.
  • For a creamier bang-bang sauce, opt for full-fat mayo which provides a richer flavor and smoother texture.

Variations

  • Garlic Powder: You can use garlic powder or smoked paprika to season the salmon filets before cooking salmon.

What To Serve With This Recipe

  • Cauliflower Rice: Swap traditional rice for a healthier option – cauliflower rice, a light and tasty complement to your air fryer salmon.
  • Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes: Enjoy a delightful contrast of textures with these air-fried potatoes, perfectly seasoned.
  • Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots: Pair bang bang salmon with honey garlic butter roasted carrots for a delightful, sweet, and savory dinner experience.
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Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Leftover salmon can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • For best quality, consume stored bang bang salmon within 24 hours; however, it can keep well for up to 2 days.
  • To reheat, place the salmon back in the air fryer for 1-2 minutes or microwave for 30-90 seconds, depending on your preference.

FAQ’S

Can I Use Frozen Salmon For This Recipe?

Yes, you can cook frozen salmon directly in the air fryer for the Bang Bang Salmon recipe. If you’re switching from fresh salmon, ensure it’s properly thawed to maintain texture. Air-frying salmon, whether fresh or frozen, delivers delicious results every time.

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Air Fryer Salmon Recipe With Bang Bang Sauce

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A quick and tasty recipe for crispy, spicy Bang Bang Air Fryer Salmon made effortlessly.

Ingredients

  • 4-6 salmon filets
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon green onion, chopped, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
  2. The bang-bang sauce is what makes this dish special. In a bowl stir together mayo, chili sauce, and sriracha until well combined.
  3. Spread a large spoonful of the bang-bang sauce on each Salmon filet and reserve some sauce for serving.
  4. Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick spray. You can also spray with olive oil.
  5. Place the salmon fillet in the air fryer, sauce side up. Cook salmon for 10 minutes.
  6. If desired, drizzle on the reserved sauce and garnish with green onion. Serve your air fryer salmon immediately and enjoy!

Notes

  • Choosing wild-caught salmon over farm-raised can offer a more intense flavor and firmer texture, perfect for air frying.
  • For a creamier bang-bang sauce, opt for full-fat mayo which provides a richer flavor and smoother texture.

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