This Korean style foil baked salmon with gochujang sauce is super easy to make for a weekday lunch or dinner. Prepared and packed in their individual foil packets, it takes less than 30 to have beautiful, juicy and tender salmon meals ready to enjoy!
1stalkgreen onionthinly sliced (plus more for garnish if you wish)
2clovesgarlicminced or grated
¼teaspooncracked black pepper
Preheat the air fryer:Preheat the air fryer to 400°F, and prepare two sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil, each about 16 to 18 inches long.
To make the gochujang sauce:Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl and mix until well combined.
Prepare the salmon foil packets:On each piece of foil, place a salmon fillet, skin side down, near the center. Season both of the salmon fillets with a pinch of salt and spoon the prepared gochujang sauce on top of the salmon fillets. Divide the bok choy and mushrooms in half, next to the two salmon fillets.
Bring the sides of the foil together and fold. Then, slightly twist the ends of the foil and fold towards the center. Repeat with the other salmon foil packet.
Place the two salmon packets side by side into your air fryer, seam side up and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the salmon's internal temperature reaches 125°F. The residual heat will carry the salmon to 130°F.*Refer to the notes and the post above for more information on cooking times.*
Serve:Once the salmon fillets are cooked, carefully remove the foil packets out of the air fryer. Serve the salmon and veggies in the foil, or transfer to a plate and serve with hot steamed rice. Enjoy!
Please refer to the post for step by step photo references, recipe tips, and FAQs!
This foil baked salmon recipe can be multiplied and divided without special adjustments. If making more than 2 servings, make sure to cook the salmons in your air fryer in a single layer. Don't stack it!
The cook time is based on 7 to 8 ounce salmon fillets, that are about 1 ½ inch thick. If your salmon is thicker, please increase your cook time by 3 to 5 minute increments, until your salmon's internal temperature reaches 125°F. The heat will carry over and cook your salmon to 130°F.
Air fryers and ovens are not made the same. Our air fryer has a preheat setting. If yours does too, make sure it is preheated to 400°F (preferably with an oven thermometer). If not, you'll have to adjust the cook time accordingly.
This recipe can also be made in the oven, which is great for when you're making more than 2 servings. Follow the recipe as is. For more information, please refer to the post.