Air Fryer Creamy Garlic Salmon Bites, is a tantalizing dish that combines perfectly seasoned cubed salmon, air-fried to perfection, and then luxuriously coated in a creamy garlic butter sauce. This recipe takes salmon to new heights, offering a delectable experience for seafood enthusiasts and food lovers alike. For more delicious salmon, make sure to check out our Bang Bang Salmon recipe!

A bowl of mashed potatoes topped with salmon bites. Garlic Cream sauce is being poured over the top.

How To Make Creamy Garlic Salmon Bites

Start by preparing the salmon, removing the skin and cutting it into bite-sized cubes before marinating it in a flavorful mixture of olive oil, lime juice, garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper. The air fryer works its magic on the seasoned salmon bites, cooking them to a perfect tenderness in just 10 minutes. A velvety garlic cream sauce is generously drizzled over the top, creating a harmonious blend of flavors that will leave your taste buds craving more. Whether enjoyed as a main course or as part of a delightful meal with sides like homemade mashed potatoes, browed butter brussels sprouts and texas roadhouse rolls, these Air Fryer Salmon Bites are a culinary masterpiece that promises to delight and satisfy.

A bowl of mashed potatoes topped with salmon bites. Garlic Cream sauce is being poured over the top.

Creamy Garlic Salmon Bites

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Air Fryer Creamy Garlic Salmon Bites – a flavorful blend of seasoned salmon, creamy garlic sauce, and culinary perfection!

Ingredients

  • 2 skinless salmon filets (6 ounces each), cut into 1 inch bites
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Garlic Cream Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons ½ stick unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl combine olive oil, lime juice, garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Add the salmon bites and gently toss to coat.
  • Working in batches, place the salmon bites in an even layer in the basket of your air fryer. (Do not overcrowd.) Air fry for 4-5 minutes at 390°F. Flip and repeat on the opposite side, or until the salmon reaches an internal temperature of 140-145°F. Place the cooked salmon in a bowl.
  • While salmon is cooking, prepare the garlic sauce.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add butter, heavy cream, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper. Stir together until the butter is melted and the mixture is fully combined and heated through (4-5 minutes).
  • Pour the garlic cream sauce over salmon bites and serve over mashed potatoes or rice.

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