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Blackened Cajun Air Fried Salmon

Make this delicious cajun style blackened salmon in less than 20 minutes
Course Main Entree
Cuisine American, creole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 2 -4 servings
Calories 445kcal
Author Charla

Ingredients

  • 2-4 Salmon fillets - 1 to 1 ½'' thickness
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning blend see post for recipe link, increase by tbsp for 4 fillets
  • 4 tbsp of dairy free butter melted

Instructions

  • Lightly spray the air fryer basket with oil
  • Place the salmon fillets in a medium sized bowl
  • Brush each salmon fillet with the melted butter, coating both sides.
  • Place the seasoning in a bowl and either press the salmon onto the seasoning. Do this to both sides so the fillet is evenly and completely coated or sprinkle it on both sides for a lighter coating.
  • Repeat this step with the other fillet(s)
  • Place the salmon fillet(s) in the air fryer basket.
  • Set the temperate to 180c/375f and cook for 6-8 minutes and turn half way through.

Notes

  • Make sure the fillets are rinsed and blotted dry with a paper towel.
  • Use thick cuts of fillets if possible about 1-1 ½'' 
  • Be sure that salmon is skinless prior to coating because the seasoning won't adhere very well to the skin.
  • Most salmon fillets will be deboned by the fishmonger before purchasing however on the odd occasion, you could find a small pinbone. Grab some stainless steel pin tweezers and run your finger along the thickest part of the fillet as that is where the tip of a pinbone is likely to be exposed.
  • Use the entire batch of homemade Cajun seasoning. The recipe doesn't create a huge batch, you can season up to 4 fillets with the mix. I made 2 fillets with it but feel free up increase the recipe to 4 fillets instead.
  • Once the fillet have been coated with butter make sure the fillet is covered with season straight away and air fried because the butter will return to it's solid state and the season won't stick

Nutrition

Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 259mg | Potassium: 856mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 561IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg