* Depending on the model, air fryers will generally accommodate two or four fillets. If wanting to cook more than the rack accommodates, cook in two batches, or use the oven method instead.
** In this instance, maple syrup would not be a good substitute for the brown sugar, only because it will make the mixture thinner and more likely to run off the salmon.
Salmon size – Choose fillets that are similar in size and thickness, so they cook evenly and finish cooking at the same time.
Air fryer pro tip: Until you’ve made a recipe once or twice, check your food as it cooks. Air fryers vary from model to model and paying attention will ensure that nothing burns.
Pat the fish dry – If the salmon is wet, blot it dry with a paper towel, so the topping adheres well.
Mix it up – Instead of the Dijon topping, you could brush the surface of the salmon with a thin coating of olive oil and then sprinkle with your favorite spice rub, whether homemade or store-bought. Even a simple seasoning of salt and pepper will make perfectly cooked salmon sing.