Elevate your seafood game with these flavorful lemon herb salmon fillets. The air fryer perfectly cooks the salmon, creating a crispy exterior while keeping the fish moist and tender on the inside. Infused with zesty lemon and aromatic herbs, these fillets are a delightful and healthy choice for any meal. Get ready to savor the taste of fresh and succulent salmon!
Lemon Herb Salmon Fillets
- 4 salmon fillets
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Lemon wedges for serving
- Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for a few minutes.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried dill, dried parsley, dried thyme, salt, and pepper to create a marinade.
- Place the salmon fillets in a shallow dish or a resealable plastic bag and pour the marinade over them, ensuring they are well coated. Allow the fillets to marinate for at least 15 minutes, or up to 30 minutes for more intense flavor.
- Lightly grease the air fryer basket or use parchment paper to prevent sticking.
- Place the marinated salmon fillets in a single layer in the air fryer basket, leaving space between them for proper air circulation.
- Cook the salmon fillets in the air fryer for approximately 10 to 12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets. The salmon should be opaque and flake easily with a fork.
- Once cooked, remove the salmon fillets from the air fryer and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
- Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the fillets and garnish with lemon wedges for extra zest and presentation.
Serve the lemon herb salmon fillets as a main course alongside your favorite sides, such as steamed vegetables or roasted potatoes. The combination of zesty lemon, fragrant herbs, and tender salmon creates a delicious and nutritious meal that is sure to impress.