Basil-Parmesan Salmon (Air Fryer or Oven)

I’m obsessed with this Basil-Parmesan Crusted Salmon recipe! I make this in the air fryer, it’s quick and easy, and the fish comes out so juicy inside.

I'm obsessed with this Basil-Parmesan Crusted Salmon recipe! I make this in the air fryer, it's quick and easy, and the fish comes out so juicy inside.
Air Fryer Parmesan Salmon

Air fryer salmon is my favorite thing to make! So simple combining a little mayonnaise, basil and Parmesan which creates a delicious crust even the kids can’t resist! Of course, if you don’t have an air fryer you can make this in the oven.

I'm obsessed with this Air Fryer Basil-Parmesan Salmon recipe! Making salmon in the air fryer is quick and easy, and the fish comes out so juicy inside.

The Skinnytaste by Vremi Air Fryer pictured above is finally available for pre-order on Amazon (US only). This is the air fryer I used to create all my air fryer recipes!

Is Salmon Good In The Air Fryer?

Salmon is one of my favorite things to make in the air fryer, it comes out so juicy and cooks so quick!  Although you may have to cook this in batches depending on the size of your air fryer, in the time it takes to pre-heat a regular oven, both batches will be done. I make this at least once a week and switch it up with different herbs, but what makes this fish extra special is the Parmesan crust, I promise you will love it!

How Long Do I Cook Salmon In The Air Fryer?

How long to cook salmon in the air fryer will depend on the thickness of the fish. I like to cook salmon at 400F and cook it anywhere from 6 minutes to 10 minutes.

Air Fryer Tip:

Spraying the food rather than the basket is usually advised, but for some foods that may stick, spraying the basket is fine. Avoid cooking sprays, instead you can purchase an oil mister and use your favorite oil, or buy a propellant-free olive oil spray with no additives, such as Bertolli 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray.

I'm obsessed with this Air Fryer Basil-Parmesan Salmon recipe! Making salmon in the air fryer is quick and easy, and the fish comes out so juicy inside.I'm obsessed with this Air Fryer Basil-Parmesan Salmon recipe! Making salmon in the air fryer is quick and easy, and the fish comes out so juicy inside.

I'm obsessed with this Air Fryer Basil-Parmesan Salmon recipe! Making salmon in the air fryer is quick and easy, and the fish comes out so juicy inside.

I'm obsessed with this Air Fryer Basil-Parmesan Salmon recipe! Making salmon in the air fryer is quick and easy, and the fish comes out so juicy inside.
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Air Fryer Basil-Parmesan Salmon

3
Freestyle Points
289
Calories
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
I'm obsessed with this Air Fryer Basil-Parmesan Salmon recipe! Making salmon in the air fryer is quick and easy, and the fish comes out so juicy inside.

Ingredients

  • olive oil spray
  • 4 salmon fillets, skin removed, about 5 ounce each
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, I like Sir Kensington
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, minced, plus more for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

Instructions

Air Fryer directions:

  • Preheat air fryer to 400F.  Spritz the basket with olive oil.
  • Season the salmon with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Mix the mayonnaise with basil and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese in a small bowl.
  • Spread completely over the top of salmon. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese on top.
  • In batches, air fry 7 minutes, or longer depending on thickness of the salmon.

Oven directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 425F.  Spritz a sheet pan with olive oil.
  • Season the salmon with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Mix the mayonnaise with basil and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese in a small bowl.
  • Spread completely over the top of salmon. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese on top.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes, depending on thickness of the salmon.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1piece, Calories: 289kcal, Carbohydrates: 1.5g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 18.5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 92.5mg, Sodium: 265.5mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 0g, Vitamin A: 0IU, Vitamin C: 0mg, Calcium: 0mg, Iron: 0mg
Freestyle Points: 3
Points +: 8