Elevate your holiday dining experience with our Air Fryer Spicy Cajun Style Salmon Bites! It's giving... tantalizing. This recipe is everything you need to spice up the traditional holiday meal. And guess what? It only takes 10 minutes from start to finish to prepare. Add a dash of excitement to your holiday celebrations this season and let's dive into the world of spicy Cajun goodness with this easy-to-follow recipe.
Preparation Time: 3 minutes
Cooking Time: 7 minutes
Equipment You'll Need:
Air Fryer: The star of the show, responsible for perfectly cooking the Spicy Cajun Style Salmon Bites with a crispy exterior.
Small Bowl: For mixing the Cajun spice rub, combining a blend of delicious seasonings.
Bowl for Salmon: To toss and coat the diced salmon with a light spritz of coconut or avocado oil.
Serving Plates: Essential for presenting the cooked salmon bites alongside a side of rice.
Cooking Spray: Either coconut or avocado oil spray for lightly coating the salmon before applying the spice rub.
Knife and Cutting Board: To dice the salmon into 1-inch chunks, preparing them for the Cajun seasoning.
Air Fryer Basket or Tray: The container inside the air fryer where the salmon bites are placed for cooking.
Lemon Wedge Squeezer (Optional): Handy for squeezing fresh lemon wedges over the finished dish.
Kitchen Timer (Optional): Useful for keeping track of the cooking time and ensuring the salmon bites are perfectly cooked.
Nutrition Information (per serving): Serves 4
Your List of Ingredients - Serves 4
4x 6 oz. (130g) skinless salmon fillets, diced in 1-inch chunks
2 tsp. coconut or avocado oil spray
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sweet paprika
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. dried oregano
⅛ tsp. black pepper
2 lemon wedges, for serving
2 tbsp. chopped parsley, for garnish
12 oz. (340g) cooked rice
Step 1: Prep the Salmon
Place diced salmon in a bowl and lightly spritz it with coconut or avocado oil spray.
Step 2: Create the Cajun Spice Rub
In a small bowl, combine salt, sweet paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, dried thyme, dried oregano, and black pepper. Mix thoroughly to create the Cajun spice rub.
Rub the spice mixture all over the salmon, ensuring each piece is well-coated.
Step 3: Air Fry to Perfection
Set the Air Fryer to 400°F (200°C).
Cook the salmon for 5-7 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to ensure even cooking.
Step 4: Serve with Flair
Plate the cooked salmon with a side of cooked rice.
Garnish with lemon wedges and a sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley.
Now it's your turn!
There you have it – Air Fryer Spicy Cajun Style Salmon Bites, a culinary masterpiece that brings the bold flavors of Cajun cuisine to your table. Quick to prepare and bursting with zest, this dish is perfect for spice enthusiasts and seafood lovers alike. Try it out, share your thoughts in the comments, and tag us on social media @fitandnu with your creations. For more flavorful recipes, stay tuned and explore our related posts. Happy air frying and enjoy the fiery delight of Cajun-spiced salmon!
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