How to Cook Frozen Salmon in Oven & in Air Fryer

By | July 20, 2022

If you are looking for the best way to cook salmon from frozen, I think you are at the right place. Because in this article, we will instruct you on how to Cook Frozen Salmon in the Oven & in Air Fryer.

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1. How to Cook Frozen Salmon in Oven Without Defrosting


  • One frozen salmon fillet (6-oz)
  • Good quality aluminum foil
  • A baking dish
  • Some delicious sauce or spice mix to go on top


Step 1:  Preheat the oven to 425 ° F and place the fish fillet skin-side down on the baking dish. Top with some sauce/spice mix. 

Step 2: Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil tightly and start to bake fish within 10 minutes. At this step, the moisture released from the frozen fillet will be trapped by the foil, which helps soften the salmon. This method works well for salmon fillets smaller than 6 ounces to help you can enjoy the taste of salmon in the fastest way. For larger pieces, you should use the standard thawing.

Step 3: Uncover the fish, remove the foil, and continue roasting the salmon for 20 minutes. You’ll know the fish is done when it achieves an internal temp of salmon is 145 ° F (you can use the food thermometer probe to check it) or flakes easily with a fork.

Besides, if you use farmed salmon, you will need to add one more minute than wild salmon. Because through some testing, I have found that farmed salmon seems to take a little longer than wild salmon.

Step 4: Take the salmon out of the oven and serve with salad, bread, pasta, or steamed broccoli.

How to Cook Frozen Salmon

2. How To Cook Frozen Salmon in the Air Fryer


  • 2-3 frozen salmon fillets.
  • Minced dill & 6 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper.
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice.
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil.


Step 1:

Place frozen salmon fillets on a porcelain plate, next place in the air fryer’s basket tray. Set the temperature to 176℉ in 5 minutes. After being defrosted marinate salmon with salt, pepper, and one tablespoon of lemon juice. While waiting for the salmon to absorb the spices, put the butter and minced garlic in a saucepan over medium heat for 1 minute, then place in a bowl.

Step 2:

Brush a layer of oil in the air fryer basket so that when cooking, the skin of salmon does not stick then place frozen salmon skin-side down directly on the air fryer basket, add butter and minced garlic and start cooking the fish for about 5 minutes at a temperature of 350℉.

Step 3:

Add cumin then flip the salmon and cook for another 7 minutes. Finally, turn off and remove to a plate to serve; you can also add more lemon slices to the fish for garnish. So you have finished the delicious salmon with garlic butter.

Frozen salmon is an excellent solution for busy homemakers; I hope after reading this article you will know How to Cook Frozen Salmon in the Oven & in Air Fryer at home quickly. Good Luck

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