We love having a baked haRinging in the New Year often comes with resolutions that include eating a little bit healthier. With that in mind, I’m going to share one of my favorite salmon recipes. This recipe is for the air fryer, but if you don’t have one I will include instructions for the stove top and oven. Both methods are equally as delicious. If you’re looking for a very quick meal that is nutritious and full of flavor, this is it! Salmon is loaded with nutrients and rich in omega-3 fatty acids. It is also a good source of protein and high in B-vitamins, among other health benefits. I like to serve my salmon with a wild rice pilaf and roasted asparagus, but it’s also wonderful served on top of a Caesar salad if you are following a lower carb eating plan. If you’re wanting to make some changes in your eating habits or just looking to add more fish into your meal rotation, be sure to give this recipe a try!
- 2 (5-8oz) Fresh Wild Salmon Filets
- (or thawed from frozen)
- 2 Tbsp honey (I prefer local)
- 2 Tbsp Whole Grain Mustard
- 1 Tbsp avocado oil (or oil of choice)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika (or regular)
- 1-2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp seasoned salt
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional for heat)
- Combine the sauce ingredients and marinate the salmon in 2/3 of it for 30 minutes to an hour.
- While the salmon is marinating, preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F
- Put some foil on your air fryer tray, place the salmon filets skin side down on the tray and baste with some of the marinade
- Air fry for 7-8 minutes depending on the size of your filets
- Serve salmon drizzled with the remaining 1/3 of the mustard sauce
This recipe serves 2
Optional stove top/oven directions:
In a well-oiled oven safe skillet (or cast iron) over medium high heat, sear the tops of the salmon for 1-2 minutes or until nicely caramelized. Transfer to oven and bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes or until the internal temperature
reaches 145 degrees F.