better plain or au gratin?

Let’s find out how to prepare salmon in an air fryer in two different ways, one simpler, natural, and one au gratin.

If you are looking for a quick and easy second course, today we come to your aid with the recipe for salmon in the air fryer. Perfect for both family dinners and the most important occasions, it can be prepared in different ways, just like baked salmon. In the simplest version it is cooked on parchment paper, a small piece so that the air circulates well, and flavored just right with a slice of lemon, salt and parsley.

Green light, however, also for salmon au gratin in an air fryer, prepared with a crunchy breading made with breadcrumbs, grated cheese, garlic and parsley. We will leave you the indications for this second preparation at the bottom of the page. But let’s see all the steps together.

salmon in the air fryer
salmon in the air fryer

How to prepare salmon recipe in air fryer

  1. The process is really simple. Crop 4 pieces of parchment paper slightly larger than your salmon steaks and place them in the basket of the air fryer. Then lay the salmon and season it with a pinch of salt, a flit of oil (if you have an air fryer we advise you to buy spray oil), a little chopped parsley and a slice of organic salmon.
  2. Cook at 180°C for 12 minutes and serve piping hot with a side dish of your choice.

You can prepare both fresh salmon in the air fryer and that frozen. The important thing is that you let it thaw in the fridge beforehand.

grilled salmon in an air fryer
grilled salmon in an air fryer

How to make salmon au gratin in an air fryer

  1. Also in this case lay the salmon steaks on pieces of greaseproof paper.
  2. In a bowl mix 2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs, 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley, crushed garlic with a garlic press, sale e olio just enough to get a wet compound.
  3. Put about a spoonful on each slice of fish, pressing lightly with your hands, then cook at 180°C for 12 minutes.

Also in this case you can use both fresh and frozen salmon.


Since it is fish, we advise you to keep it well covered in the fridge for maximum a couple of days. Keep in mind that the natural one is also excellent for seasoning pasta.

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