Miso Air Fryer Salmon With Baby Bok Choy

Cooking salmon in the air fryer allows the miso marinade to form a salty-sweet crust on the surface of each fillet. While the salmon rests, you can quickly cook the bok choy in the air fryer; the edges of the leaves will char a bit, creating a savory contrast to the ginger, soy and sesame oil sauce that goes on top.

Air fryer salmon with baby bok choy
Photo: Photo by Antonis Achilleos / Food Styling by Ruth Blackburn / Prop Styling by Claire Spollen
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • 1 large (1/2-ounce) scallion

  • ¼ cup plus 1 Tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce 

  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger (from a 1-inch piece)

  • 2 ½ tablespoons white miso

  • 2 ½ tablespoons mirin

  • 4 (6-ounce) skin-on salmon fillets (1-inch thick)

  • Cooking spray

  • 4 (4-ounce each) baby bok choy, halved lengthwise

  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Directions

  1. Cut scallion to separate white and light green bulbs from dark green tops. Finely chop bulbs, and place in a small bowl. Thinly slice dark green tops on an angle, and set aside.

  2. Add soy sauce and ginger to chopped scallion bulbs in small bowl. Measure 2 tablespoons soy sauce mixture into a medium bowl and set aside. Add miso and mirin to remaining soy sauce mixture in small bowl; whisk until smooth. Arrange salmon fillets on a rimmed baking sheet; pour miso marinade evenly over salmon fillets to coat tops. Let marinate at room temperature until ready to use, about 10 minutes.

  3. Preheat air fryer to 375°F for 10 minutes. Lightly coat fry basket with cooking spray. Remove salmon from baking sheet, letting excess marinade drip off. Add salmon in a single layer to air fryer; cook until a thermometer inserted into thickest portion of salmon registers 125°F, 7 to 8 minutes. Transfer salmon to a platter; tent with aluminum foil to keep warm.

  4. While salmon cooks, toss together bok choy, sesame oil, and salt in a large bowl until coated. Set aside at room temperature until ready to use.

  5. Arrange bok choy in an even layer in air fryer basket; cook at 375°F until bok choy is tender-crisp and leaves are crisp and charred, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer bok choy to medium bowl with reserved soy sauce mixture; toss until bok choy is fully coated. Arrange marinated bok choy on platter with salmon; drizzle bok choy with remaining soy sauce mixture. Sprinkle reserved sliced dark green scallions on top and serve.

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