The BEST…and easiest Asian Salmon made with delicious citrus soy flavors. The result is perfect, flavorful, and juicy!
I love making salmon in the air fryer, but like everyone, I definitely fall into a cooking funk from time to time. Especially with salmon. I’ll find a “favorite” salmon recipe and make it over and over again.
It’s just so easy to get comfortable cooking with safe recipes, quick recipes, or familiar flavors.
However, this salmon recipe is about to teleport your tastebuds to a whole new world!
The best part…aside from it being incredibly delicious….it’s super easy to make!
Citrus Soy Asian Salmon Recipe
Imagine the perfect zesty, citrusy soy salmon that is melt in your mouth perfection…all made at home!
It will be ready and on your dinner table in 45 minutes (if we are counting the 30 minutes it takes to marinate)!
Asian Salmon Ingredients
Salmon – Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, and potassium, it’s the star ingredient of this recipe!
Mushrooms – I used Shiitake mushrooms for this recipe but you can use whatever mushrooms you have on hand or whatever type you prefer.
Marinade – To make this salmon truly perfect, in terms of flavor, you will need, an orange, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, olive oil, and honey.
Spices – For this recipe, you will need: garlic cloves, ginger paste, red pepper flakes, and sesame seeds.
How to make Asian Salmon
1. Make the marinade. Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a shallow bowl. Pour half the mixture into a medium-sized mixing bowl.
2. Marinate the salmon and the mushrooms. Place the salmon, skin side up, in the shallow bowl, and place the mushrooms in the medium-sized mixing bowl. Spoon the marinade over the mushrooms to cover them and marinate both the salmon and the mushrooms for 30 minutes.
3. Cook the salmon and mushrooms. Preheat the air fryer to 400° F. Place the salmon fillets in the air fryer basket skin side down and arrange the mushrooms around the salmon. Cook 8-10 minutes.
To serve, drizzle some of the remaining marinade from the mushroom bowl and garnish with fresh sliced scallions and sesame seeds.
Pro-Tip: You can use fresh ginger if you have it, but be sure to make it into a paste first!
Questions You May Have
Can I meal prep this recipe?
Personally, I prefer my salmon fresh. If reheating salmon is your thing, go for it!
It tastes great over a bed of mixed greens, and you can eat it hot or cold.
Is Air Frying Healthy?
Yes! In fact, it cuts calories 70-80% compared to deep-frying. It is truly a fantastic way to get a perfect texture to your salmon without making it unhealthy!
Which Air Fryer do you use?
Is Salmon Healthy?
Salmon is a proud member of the fatty fish family. Similar to avocados, salmon is a good and healthy fatty fish.
In fact, Salmon is primarily known for its heart-healthy properties and its role in aiding weight loss.
If that wasn’t bribe enough to eat salmon or try this recipe, salmon has incredible health properties:
- It can lower your blood pressure
- Packed full of vitamins and minerals
- It’s great brain food and helps with memory
- Salmon has anti-inflammatory properties
- Great for your skin
- Good for your joints
What can I pair my Salmon with?
Make it a complete meal with:
You can also pair it with white or brown rice!
More Seafood Recipes To Try
- Best Ever Seared Scallops
- Blackened Shrimp Recipe
- Air Fryer Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass
- Honey Garlic Shrimp
- Grilled Halibut
- Hawaiian Shrimp Taco Bowl
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Air Fryer Citrus Soy Asian Salmon
- 1 orange, juice & zest
- 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon ginger paste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 3 ounces shiitake mushrooms, whole
- 2 5 ounce salmon fillets
- thinly sliced scallions, to garnish
- sesame seeds, to garnish
- In a shallow bowl, combine orange juice & zest, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, garlic, ginger, olive oil, honey, and red pepper flakes. Pour half the mixture into a medium sized mixing bowl.
- Place the salmon, skin side up, in the shallow bowl and place the mushrooms in the medium sized mixing bowl. Spoon the marinade over the mushrooms to cover them and marinate both the salmon and the mushrooms for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the air fryer to 400° F. Place the salmon in the air fryer basket skin side down and arrange the mushrooms around the salmon. Cook 8-10 minutes. To serve, drizzle some of the remaining marinade from the mushroom bowl and garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.