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Ninja Foodi Grill Salmon

This indoor grill salmon recipe is ready in minutes. This tender juicy fish is seasoned with simple ingredients and perfect for weeknight dinners. You can use this recipe for any indoor grill you have including the Ninja Foodi and Cosori. I love to use the Cosori Indoor Grill, you can read my review of the grill here.

cooked indoor grilled salmon on a plate with fresh spinach

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raw salmon on a cutting board with spices

What Type of Salmon to Use

I used fresh or previously frozen wild-caught salmon in this recipe as opposed to canned salmon. You can substitute canned salmon if you wish.

I like to use Wild Caught Salmon. It has a beautiful bright color and a buttery taste. Wild caught salmon is the most healthy type to purchase. The fish consume a natural diet and are lower in calories and fat. 

Salmon that is sourced from the Atlantic is usually farmed. Farmed means antibiotics and food coloring (to give it a pink color) are used. This adds harmful chemical additives to the fish. So I usually try to look for wild-caught.

You can read more about What Type of Salmon is the Healthiest to Eat here.

raw seasoned salmon on a cutting board

How to Make Salmon on Indoor Grill

Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Preheat the indoor grill.
  2. Season the salmon with spices. Rub the spices into the salmon.
  3. Spray the grill grates with cooking oil.
  4. Add the salmon skin-side up. Close the lid. Cook for 4 minutes.
  5. Open the lid and flip the salmon. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until cooked through.
salmon on an indoor grill

Grill Temperature and Cook Time

I cook on Medium, 450 degrees for 5 minutes.

How to Tell When Salmon Has Finished Cooking

The color of the salmon will become lighter as it cooks. You can monitor the color of the sides to determine doneness. When the color of the side of the salmon has lightened about 3/4ths of the way up, it’s time to flip (when pan searing). When grilling, baking or air frying, at this point, you know the salmon only has a couple of minutes left to cook.

cooked salmon on a ninja foodi cosori indoor grill
salmon on an indoor Cosori grill

How to Avoid Overcooked Salmon

Overcooked salmon is dry and has little flavor. Fish (along with meat) will continue to cook when you remove it from heat. This is why it’s important to pay attention to how long the fish cooks.

When the fish is done, it will be a translucent pink in the middle. It should also look flaky. You can check out more tips on How to Tell if Salmon is Overcooked here.

How to Store the Salmon/How Long Will it Last in the Fridge

Store the salmon tightly covered in the fridge for 3-4 days.

cooked indoor grilled salmon on a plate with fresh spinach

How to Reheat

In general, I recommend you avoid the microwave when you reheat seafood. Seafood and fish are super delicate and microwaves cook at super high temperatures.

Since the fish is fully cooked, even a few minutes of additional cooking at a high temperature will result in dry overcooked salmon.

I recommend you use the air fryer or indoor grill following the same temperature and watch closely until the salmon is warm.

If you use the microwave, be swift! Don’t leave it in too long.

You can follow tons of tips on reheating, and salmon simply will not taste the exact same the next day. It’s best when served fresh. The key to optimizing the taste for leftovers is to avoid overcooking it on the front end, and reheating it without the microwave.

More Ways to Season Salmon

cooked indoor grilled salmon on a plate with fresh spinach

What to Pair with Salmon

Roasted Ranch Potatoes
Air Fryer Asparagus
Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes
Air Fryer Glazed Carrots
Creamy Ranch Mashed Potatoes

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Ninja Foodi Grill Salmon

This indoor grill salmon recipe is ready in minutes. This tender juicy fish is seasoned with simple ingredients and perfect for weeknight dinners.
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer grill salmon, indoor grill salmon, ninja foodi grill salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 195kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the indoor grill, Medium for 5 minutes at 450 degrees. The grill will take several minutes to preheat and will indicate when it is time to add food.
  • Season the salmon with spices. Rub the spices into the salmon.
  • Spray the grill grates with cooking oil.
  • Add the salmon skin-side up. Close the lid. Cook for 4 minutes.
  • Open the lid and flip the salmon. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until cooked through.

Notes

  • Every brand and model of grills may cook at varying speeds. Be sure to monitor your food closely to ensure appropriate cook time.
  • The color of the salmon will become lighter as it cooks. You can monitor the color of the sides to determine doneness. When the color of the side of the salmon has lightened about 3/4ths of the way up, it’s time to flip (when pan searing). When grilling, baking or air frying, at this point, you know the salmon only has a couple of minutes left to cook.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1fillet | Calories: 195kcal | Protein: 33g | Fat: 6g
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