10 Minute Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon Bites

10 Minute Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon Bites

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10 Minute Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon Bites
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It’s been a hot minute since we’ve made fish here on the blog, right? So I wanted to make an easy recipe that you could all whip up (in no time at all) and get more protein/omegas into your diet. May I introduce y’all to my 10 Minute Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon Bites!!

I’m not sure if you guys know, but I love fish! Although I’m not pescatarian, I would eat fish over meat any day. Hence, why I have a few great fish recipes on this blog (like this Easy Glazed Salmon – which is a family favourite!!).

I love all kinds of fish but here is why I love salmon:

  • There are so many ways to prepare it – you can grill it, pan sear it, sauté it, stuff it, bake it, kebab it, cure it (check out my recipe for beet cured salmon here – so pretty!!) or even eat it raw (make sure you are getting sushi grad salmon if you are eating it raw!!).
  • It’s an incredible source of high-quality protein – a 100 gram portion has 2.5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids which your body can’t create so you need to get them in food (or supplement) form.
  • It’s low in saturated fat and great vitamins and minerals such as zinc, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, and vitamin B.
  • I (personally) don’t find it fishy tasting at all!!

I mean, look at how beautiful it is??!!!

10 Minute Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon Bites

Here’s What You’ll Need for these 10 Minute Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon Bites:

  • salmon (obviously ;))
  • honey
  • garlic
  • soy sauce
  • hoisin sauce
  • ginger
  • salt and pepper
  • cornstarch
  • plain yogurt/paprika/hot sauce (if you’re making the optional dip)

What to Look Out For When Buying Salmon:

  • make sure you are buying salmon fillets and not salmon steaks (you won’t be able to cube a salmon steak – and I’m not a big fan of that cut anyways!!)
  • make sure you ask your fish monger (or the person at the fish counter) if the fish is fresh…I even ask for a piece from the back because the fridges are colder than the display counters.
  • look for the ‘best before’ date – fish is very perishable!
  • make sure you smell it if you can – it should smell pleasantly fishy and not be slimy (I know that’s hard to do if it’s packaged.
  • when you get home, rinse it under cold water.

How to Cook These 10 Minute Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon Bites in the Oven:

  • prepare them as directed in this recipe
  • preheat your oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with foil (I feel it gets crispier than parchment).
  • bake for 8 minutes or until it starts to brown

What (and How) Can You Serve These 10 Minute Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon Bites?

  • serve them like I did in a bowl with rice and veg
  • serve them on a skewer with other veg
  • serve them the next day – on hot toast, spread some avocado and then crumble a few of these bites on top…drizzle with the yogurt dip
  • as leftovers, warm up your rice and add the bites, breaking them up slightly, add peas and a scrambled egg – my take on chicken fried rice…but with salmon!!
  • serve them blackened like Gina does over at Skinny Taste (find her recipe here).
  • try this sweet Thai chili version by Dana over at Killing Thyme (find her recipe here)


  • make sure you cut all the pieces into equal(ish) sizes so they all cook the same
  • don’t overcook them – better to undercook them!
  • refrigerate the leftovers and use within two days
  • if your salmon comes with skin, you can easily remove the skin by pouring hot (boiling) water over it and the skin will peel right off!!
10 Minute Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon Bites

Other Air Fryer Recipes on the blog you might like:

10 Minute Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon Bites
10 Minute Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon Bites

Doesn’t this just look amazing?? And, 5-6 minutes in the air fryer is all it takes!! I know you want to try this, right??

10 Minute Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon Bites
10 Minute Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon Bites
10 Minute Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon Bites

10 Minute Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon Bites

These salmon bites take literally minutes to cook and not that long to prep (you can prep it in the morning and cook at night)! Such an easy, healhty meal idea!!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4



  • 1 fillet roughly 1 pound/454 g salmon, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Honey Glaze

  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 teaspoon corn starch

Dip (optional)

  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  • sesame seeds, optional (for garnish)
  • chopped green onions, optional (for garnish)


  • In a large bowl, marinate the salmon with honey, ginger, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, garlic, salt, and pepper for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat your air fryer for 2 minutes; place the salmon bites in the air fryer in a single layer and air fry for 6 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • In a small saucepan, make a glaze to drizzle over the salmon by adding soy sauce, honey, ginger, and water to a pot. Bring it to a simmer on medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes or until bubbly. in a small bowl, add the corn starch and 1 – 2 tbsp of water and stir to combine; add to the glaze and cook for a few minutes to thicken.
  • Drizzle the sauce over the salmon, and garnish with sesame seeds and green onions for garnish.
  • If making, combine all the dip ingredients and serve on the side!