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Air Fryer Teriyaki Salmon Bites

Air Fryer Teriyaki Salmon Bites are the perfect way to enjoy a healthy family meal on a hectic weeknight dinner. Bite-sized pieces of salmon are marinated in a rich teriyaki sauce and then cooked to perfection in an air fryer.

This foolproof recipe will give you the most delicious salmon bites that is perfect for any occasion.

air fryer teriyaki salmon served on egg fried rice

My air fryer has become my kitchen staple for good reason. They make cooking faster and healthier without sacrificing taste. Ready in less than 15minutes, this air -fryer teriyaki salmon makes an excellent choice for busy weeknights as well as casual get-togethers.

Please continue scrolling down to find the recipe card below, which contains the complete list of ingredients with measurements, detailed recipe instructions, additional notes, and nutritional information.

Ingredients You’ll Need

labelled picture of ingredients for air fryer salmon teriyaki bites recipe
  • Salmon – Buy the freshest salmon fillets, and if possible, wild-caught ones from a fishmonger. They are slightly pricier than the farmed ones but they taste so much better and are nutrient-rich. You can ask your fishmonger to remove the skin for you if you don’t know how to skin salmon fillets yourself. They might contain some small bones, so make sure to pick them before cooking them in air fryer.
  • Teriyaki sauce – I personally prefer store bought teriyaki sauce as it makes things easier and quicker. However, you can prepare your homemade teriyaki sauce by mixing equal amounts of mirin, soy sauce, sake, and water!
  • Sesame seeds – They add a mild, sweet and nutty taste, and provide crunch for salmon bites.
  • Garnish – Finely sliced green onions and red chillies add colour and texture to this delicious salmon dish.

How to Make Air Fryer Teriyaki Salmon Bites?

Important Note

Before you start cooking, note that times may differ among air fryers. I develop my recipes using a Cosori 6.8 air fryer. If you’re using a different air fryer, view my recipes as a general guide and tweak the cooking time—add a bit more or cook slightly less as needed.

Although making these sweet and sticky Air Fryer Teriyaki Salmon is very easy, you need to follow a few simple steps to achieve the best results :

Prepare your salmon fillets. Remove the skin, and any remaining bones, and cut them in bite sized pieces.

In a bowl, combine the teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds, and add the salmon pieces to the bowl, making sure they are well-coated with the marinade. 

bite-sized cut salmon pieces are marinated with teriyaki sauce

Cover and let it sit in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Skip this step if you are short of time.

Set your air fryer to 375°F (190°C), and place the marinated salmon pieces in the air fryer basket. I remove the grid, brush the basket with a little oil, and place the salmon pieces directly to the basket. 

Quick Tip!

To avoid your salmon sticks to the air fryer basket, brush the basket with a little olive oil or use a liner before adding the salmon.

marinated teriyaki salmon pieces are placed in air fryer basket

Cook for 7-8 minutes, until the salmon is opaque and flakes easily with a fork. Once the salmon bites are cooked, remove them from the air fryer and place them on a serving plate. Sprinkle with more sesame seeds, sliced red chillies, and chopped green onions if desired.

air fryer teriyaki salmon bites served with asparagus over egg fried rice

Expert Tips From the Chef

  • If you want to make your own teriyaki sauce, it’s quite simple. Combine equal amounts of soy sauce, mirin, sake, and water, and mix well until all combined.
  • Buy the freshest salmon fillets, and if possible, wild-caught ones from a fishmonger. They are slightly pricier than the farmed ones but they taste so much better and are nutrient-rich.
  • Try to cut the salmon into evenly sized pieces to ensure they cook at the same rate.
  • To avoid your salmon sticks to the air fryer basket, brush the basket with a little olive oil or use a liner before adding the salmon.
  • To ensure your salmon is perfectly cooked, use a meat thermometer. The internal temperature of the salmon should be 145°F (63°C) when done.

Serving Suggestions

Air Fryer Teriyaki Salmon Bites are versatile and can be served in many ways. Here are some ideas for pairing:

  • Serve the salmon bites over a bed of Spicy Egg Fried Rice along with Easy Asparagus in Air Fryer for a complete meal. I place the grid on top of the salmon pieces and cook the asparagus together with salmon bites, both ready at the same time!

How to Store the Leftovers?

Let the leftover salmon pieces cool down completely and place them in an airtight container in the fridge. They will stay good for 2-3 days. If you want to keep them longer, freeze them in a freezer-safe container or bag for up to 3 months.

When you’re ready to eat, preheat the air fryer to 350°F (175°C), pop in the salmon pieces, and heat them for 2-3 minutes until it’s warmed through.

Did you make this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out! Please give us a five-star rating and leave a comment below.

I hope you enjoy the process of preparing these perfectly juicy and tender Air Fryer Teriyaki Salmon Bites just as much as you enjoy eating them! 🙂 

Bon appétit! 

Air Fryer Teriyaki Salmon Bites

Ayla Clulee
Air Fryer Teriyaki Salmon Bites are the perfect way to enjoy a healthy family meal on a hectic weeknight dinner. Bite-sized pieces of salmon are marinated in a rich teriyaki sauce and then cooked to perfection in an air fryer.
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Japanese
Servings 2 people
Calories 390 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2-3 salmon fillets (120 grams each)
  • 1 ½ tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • sliced red chilli and spring onions

Instructions
 

  • Prepare your salmon fillets. Remove the skin and cut them in bite sized pieces.
  • In a bowl, combine the teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds, and add the salmon pieces to the bowl, making sure they are well-coated with the marinade. 
  • Cover and let it sit in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Skip this step if you are short of time.
  • Set your air fryer to 375°F (190°C), and place the marinated salmon pieces in the air fryer. I remove the grid and place the salmon pieces directly to the basket. 
  • Cook for 7-8 minutes, until the salmon is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
  • Once the salmon bites are cooked, remove them from the air fryer and place them on a serving plate. Sprinkle with more sesame seeds, sliced red chillies, and chopped green onions if desired.

Notes

  • If you want to make your own teriyaki sauce, it’s quite simple. Combine equal amounts of soy sauce, mirin, sake, and water, and mix well until all combined.
  • Buy the freshest salmon fillets, and if possible, wild-caught ones from a fishmonger. They are slightly pricier than the farmed ones but they taste so much better and are nutrient-rich.
  • Try to cut the salmon into evenly sized pieces to ensure they cook at the same rate.
  • To avoid your salmon sticks to the air fryer basket, brush the basket with a little olive oil or line it with parchment paper with before adding the salmon.
  • To ensure your salmon is perfectly cooked, use a meat thermometer. The internal temperature of the salmon should be 145°F (63°C) when done.
Keyword air fryer, quick and easy, salmon, seafood, weeknight meal

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