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Teriyaki Salmon Air Fryer

Salmon filets marinated in a quick homemade teriyaki sauce, then air fried to perfection until crisp on the outside and perfectly flaky and tender on the inside. This easy air fryer salmon cooks in less than 10 minutes, making it a great family friendly weeknight dinner option.
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4 people
Calories 310 kcal


  • 1 small saucepan
  • 1 air fryer


For the teriyaki sauce

  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup mirin (sweetened sake)
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1 inch finger ginger minced, about 1 tablespoon


  • 1 1/2 pounds salmon filet skin on, cut into 4 equal sized pieces

For serving

  • Black sesame seeds
  • Lime wedges


  • Make the teriyaki sauce, by whisking together soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar, sesame oil, ginger and garlic in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes, then remove from heat. Cool slightly. 
  • Add ¾ of the sauce to a sealable zip lock bag. Add the salmon and make sure the filets are covered in marinade. Set aside for 30 minutes at room temperature. 
  • Pour the remaining ¼ of the sauce into a small serving bowl. You will use this later to serve with the salmon as a dipping sauce. 
  • Preheat your air fryer to 390 degrees.
  • Wipe or spray your air fryer basket with avocado oil or other high heat cooking oil. 
  • Remove salmon from teriyaki marinade (discard remaining marinade), shaking off excess marinade, and place salmon in the air fryer, spacing the filets out so they don’t touch each other.
  • Cook salmon for 5-6 minutes, or until desired doneness - time will vary depending on the thickness of your salmon filets and the variation in air fryers. Salmon is cooked through at an internal temperature of 145 degrees, but keep in mind, the fish will continue cooking at least an additional 5 degrees once you remove it from the air fryer, so best to pull it out at about 140 degrees (or less if you prefer it medium). 
  • Plate salmon. Sprinkle with black sesame seeds and serve with lime wedges. Serve with reserved teriyaki sauce. 


Every air fryer cooks a bit differently, so cooking time may need to be adjusted based on your air fryer, as well as the thickness of your salmon filets. 


Calories: 310kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 36gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 1252mgPotassium: 906mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 68IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Teriyaki Salmon Air Fryer
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