Blackened Air Fryer Salmon Bites

Title: Blackened Air Fryer Salmon Bites


  • 1 pound salmon fillets, skinless and boneless
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Lemon wedges (for serving)


  1. Preheat Air Fryer:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Cut Salmon:
    • Cut the salmon fillets into bite-sized cubes, ensuring they are of uniform size for even cooking.
  3. Prepare Blackening Seasoning:
    • In a small bowl, mix together smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, dried oregano, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and salt.
  4. Coat Salmon:
    • Place the salmon bites in a large bowl. Drizzle olive oil over the salmon, ensuring each piece is well coated. Sprinkle the blackening seasoning over the salmon and toss to coat evenly.
  5. Air Fry:
    • Place the seasoned salmon bites in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through and the edges are slightly crispy.
  6. Serve:
    • Remove the salmon bites from the air fryer and transfer them to a serving plate. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the top and serve hot.

Time and Intensity:

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 8-10 minutes
  • Total Time: Approximately 18-20 minutes
  • Intensity: Easy

Note: These Blackened Air Fryer Salmon Bites are a quick and flavorful way to enjoy salmon. The blackening seasoning adds a smoky and spicy kick, while the air fryer ensures a crispy exterior. Serve them as a snack, appetizer, or as a protein-packed addition to salads or bowls. Adjust the level of cayenne pepper to suit your spice preference.

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