Air Fryer Bourbon Glazed Salmon

Air Fryer Bourbon Glazed Salmon

I know, I know—Air Fryer Bourbon Glazed Salmon. Something like, “Salmon? Really? However, it’s not as dull as you might imagine.

And I’ll tell you why: it cooks in about 10 minutes, and the bourbon glaze is delicious! Try this one out and let us know what transpires.

The variety of tastes and spices that may be combined to create new dishes is the best part about preparing salmon.

Bourbon and honey have become one of my favorite pairings lately; it tastes like summer in a jar! A few simple ingredients are used in this recipe for bourbon-glazed salmon to produce a mouthwatering dish that will tempt you to salivate as soon as you smell it coming from the air fryer.

Different Recipes

The traditional Air Fryer Bourbon Glazed Salmon can be enhanced with intriguing new flavors by experimenting with numerous recipe variants. Try these imaginative suggestions:

  • Salmon with a Spicy Bourbon Glaze: Incorporate some heat into the glaze by adding a small amount of hot sauce or red pepper flakes. This gives the sweet and savory bourbon glaze a fiery counterpoint.
  • Maple Bourbon Glazed Salmon: For a different kind of sweetness, use maple syrup instead of brown sugar. The glaze will have a deeper, more complex flavor profile thanks to the maple syrup.
  • Asiatic-Style Glaze: For an Asian twist, stir in a teaspoon of sesame oil or hoisin sauce to the glaze. After the salmon is cooked, garnish it with thinly sliced green onions and sesame seeds.


  1. Two fillets of salmon

Whiskey Sauce:

  1. Three tsp of brown sugar
  2. Three tsp of bourbon
  3. three tsp of soy sauce
  4. One tablespoon of finely chopped ginger
  5. Lime juice, two tablespoons
  6. One tsp of kosher salt
  7. To taste, add 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper and red pepper flakes.


  • Get the glaze ready: Whisk together bourbon, brown sugar, soy sauce, lemon juice, and minced garlic in a small saucepan. For added taste, add honey or ginger, if using. Stirring regularly, simmer the liquid over medium heat until it reduces to a thick glaze. Allow it to cool a little.
  • To marinate salmon, put the fillets in a plastic bag that can be sealed tightly or in a shallow dish. Over the salmon, drizzle half of the bourbon glaze, being sure to coat each fillet thoroughly. Keep the leftover glaze for another time. Permit the salmon to Let it marinade for fifteen to thirty minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Warm up the air fryer. Set your air fryer’s temperature to 400°F, or 200°C. By taking this precaution, the salmon will cook through and develop a lovely coating.
  • Air Fry the Salmon: Put the skin-side down marinated salmon fillets in the air fryer basket. Take cautious not to stuff the basket too full. Depending on the thickness of the fillets, cook for 7 to 10 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through and has a lovely glaze on top.
  • Baste with Glaze: To add more flavor and a gorgeous sheen, brush the salmon halfway through cooking with some of the reserved glaze.
  • Verify if it’s done: When the salmon flakes easily with a fork and thermometer reads 145°F (63°C), it is done.
  • To serve, take the salmon out of the air fryer and give it a few minutes to rest. Before serving, pour the remaining bourbon glaze over the fillets.
  • Serve and Savour: If preferred, garnish with a wedge of lemon or a sprinkling of fresh herbs.

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