Best thing I’ve ever made in my air fryer 🤌🏼 These Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon Bites are perfection, especially paired with my Creamy Lemon Pasta. It’s basically everything I would put on a garlic knot, except I added it to crispy bites of salmon. It REALLY works. If you don’t have an air fryer, I recommend pan frying on medium heat in some olive oil to get them nice and crispy. Same cooking time. Enjoy!!
- 2 6 oz salmon fillets cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp pepper
Lemon Garlic Butter:
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp dried parsley
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Juice from 1/2 lemon
- 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
First make the lemon garlic butter. Heat a saucepan over medium heat and melt the butter. Add salt, oregano, parsley, basil, and pepper.
Once butter is melted, add the garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice. Stir until fragrant, about 1 minute, then remove from the heat. Add the parmesan and stir. Set aside.
In a medium sized bowl, toss the salmon bites with the salt, pepper and paprika. Place evenly spaced out in your air fryer.
Cook at 400 for 2 minutes, then flip. Cook for another 2 minutes then brush with the garlic butter mixture.
Cook for another 2 minutes or until crispy. Serve with a fresh squeeze of a lemon. Goes great with my Creamy Lemon Pasta!