Air Fryer Salmon Teriyaki - Easy 10 Minute Recipe

Serve it up with some rice, veggies, and pickled sides and you have a delicious and healthy homemade meal in under 15 minutes!

Salmon Teriyaki is such a fan favorite and it couldn't be easier to make at home. In less than 10 minutes you can have a crispy, juicy piece of salmon smothered in as much homemade teriyaki sauce as you want. Serve it up with some rice, veggies, and pickled sides and you have a delicious and healthy meal. As a major salmon fan lover, this recipe is so convenient because it is something I can make from start to finish during a busy lunch or when I don't have much time to make dinner.

Instead of babying your salmon as it cooks in a pan, worrying that you are going to over cook it to a rubber flakey mess, pop it into an air fryer skin side up. I use my cosori and blast it at 400F for 7 minutes. It comes out with an extra crisp skin and a tender flakey cooked meat. No effort and completely hands free! 

The teriyaki sauce, on the other hand, is made separately and poured over top, there is no marination time either! The best part is that teriyaki sauce can be made to your liking. You like it more on the sweet side, no problem. Want it a little more savory… easy fix! No sesame seeds? Just don't put them in. Make a big batch of teriyaki sauce and store it in the fridge for an easy meal any time you don't have time. Any leftovers, I pack it right up into a bento box and tomorrow's lunch is ready for me. 

Air Fryer Salmon Teriyaki - Easy 10 Minute Recipe 

Air Fryer Salmon Teriyaki Ingredients: 

  • 1 pound of salmon 
  • Salt and pepper to season 
  • 1 knob of ginger 
  • 2 cloves of garlic 
  • 2 tablespoons of oil 
  • 1 cup of sake 
  • 1 cup of mirin 
  • 1 cup of soy sauce 
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch 
  • 4 tablespoon water 
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds 

Air Fryer Salmon Teriyaki Instructions:

  1. Place the salmon skin side down on a cutting board and slice the salmon into 3 servings. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. 
  2. Spray your air fryer basket with oil and place your salmon skin side up in your air fryer. Give the salmon a light spray of oil and air fry at 400 degrees for 7 minutes.
  3. Next, peel your ginger and garlic. Finely chop the aromatics.
  4. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of oil to a small pot on low heat. Add in your finely chopped garlic and ginger and let bloom and become fragrant. 
  5. After about 1 minute, add in equal parts of sake, mirin, and soy sauce. Raise the heat to medium high and bring to a boil to allow the alcohol to cook off. This will take about 4- 5 minutes. 
  6. Once the sauce has reduced by about 1/3, mix together the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Drizzle in the cornstarch slurry and give it a mix to prevent clumping. Your teriyaki sauce should instantly become glossy and thick. 
  7. Finally, add in about 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds. Stir to combine and pour over your fried salmon. Any leftover teriyaki sauce can be stored in an airtight jar and kept in the fridge until ready to use. 


What I Used To Make This Recipe 

Cosori Air Fryer 

Air Tight Jars 


Recipe Details

Prep Time

5 min

Cook Time

10 min

Total Time

15 min

By Alex C

Senior Food Writer at Pro Home Cooks