BASIL-PARMESAN CRUSTED SALMON (AIR FRYER OR OVEN)

INGREDIENTS

  • olive oil spray
  • 4 salmon fillets, skin removed, about 5 ounce each
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, I like Sir Kensington
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, minced, plus more for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

Air Fryer directions:

  • Preheat air fryer to 400F.  Spritz the basket with olive oil.
  • Season the salmon with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Mix the mayonnaise with basil and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese in a small bowl.
  • Spread completely over the top of salmon. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese on top.
  • In batches, air fry 7 minutes, or longer depending on thickness of the salmon.

Oven directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 425F.  Spritz a sheet pan with olive oil.
  • Season the salmon with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Mix the mayonnaise with basil and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese in a small bowl.
  • Spread completely over the top of salmon. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese on top.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes, depending on thickness of the salmon.

Credit: Skinnytaste