Grilled Salmon with Lemon, Soy Sauce and Brown Sugar (Airfryer Version)

My whole family love salmon, especially grilled salmon. There are many ways of marinating salmon, and my family's favorite marinade is lemon, soy sauce and brown sugar. 

The recipe is so simple, equal part of soy sauce, water and brown sugar,  fresh lemon juice and some olive oil. Salmon absorbs and retains the flavors of the marinade, looks gorgeous and tastes delicious.

In normal oven, you usually have to flip salmon during grilling.  With Airfryer grill pan, you don't.  Just set timer for 8 minutes, and out came the salmon fillets grilled to its perfection!  The skin is crispy, the meat is moist and succulent.  I am obsessed by my new kitchen helper. It makes cooking more fun and satisfying!    


  • 2 Salmon fillets (~200g each)
  • garlic powder, black pepper and salt to taste
  • fresh squeezed lemon juice from 1 large lemon
  • 1/3 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  •  scallion slices and cherry tomato for garnish

  1. Wash and pat the salmon dry with paper towelsSeason the salmon fillets with black pepper, garlic powder, and salt.
  2. In another bowl, stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, water, lemon juice and oil until sugar is dissolved.  Pour into a shallow dish. Place salmon in the marinade. Cover and refrigerate  for at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat airfryer at 180°C
  4. Arrange the fish fillets on airfryer grill pan. Slide the pan into the airfryer and set timer for 8 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a plate and sprinkle with scallion slices. Serve.

Recipe adapted here.


  1. well done! I adore salmon and you've made a gorgeous fillet!

  2. Beautiful presentation for your delicious Grilled Salmon with Lemon Soy Sauce, we will love this! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. 180 degrees is too low. It doesn't get done

  3. hi..may i ask...does the Salmon stick to the fryer basket after its cooked? thank you

    1. Hi, we loved it, followed directions, will make again!☺

    2. Btw, we did not experience any smoke from airfryer. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Hi Melissa,

    I guess so. I used grill pan instead. If you do not have a grill pan, you can place a layer of aluminum foil on the fryer basket. Do not cover the fryer basket totally, leave some space for the air to flow.

  5. wow! very nice recipe. my favorite recipe as Grilled Salmon with Lemon.
    I was not aware of this cooking method. I love the food at all difficult to handle temptation.
    Thank's for sharing.

  6. This is one of those dish where you don't feel like you're missing out on anything
    because there are so many fab textures and flavours!

  7. Do experience a lot of smoke when bake salmon?
    When bake it with air fryer the result didn't come out as your.

  8. I just tried using the air fryer to prepare salmon for the first time today! And omg the amount of smoke produced! Is this normal? any tips to reduce the smoke to a more erm, manageable level? thanks!

  9. Those edges look perfect on that salmon! No one would believe this was cooked in an air fryer. The soy sauce and brown sugar sound like a perfect sweet and tangy blend. I can't wait to try this out!

  10. This grilled salmon recipe looks really amazing. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Best salmon recipe i have ever tried. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Also here i have an article on a special grilled salmonn recipe. Check out the recipe here: Grilled Salmon recipe


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