Our favorite local fish monger and smoke house set us up with a couple of lovely salmon filets and, while we both really like the Chili Sauce Glaze, I was in the mood for a little sumpin’ sumpin’ different. I knew I was going to use the air fryer, because, why wouldn’t I? So I got to thinking about how to keep the salmon moist and mebbe also add a bit of flavor.
Then, it hit me:
But, not plain mayonnaise, nope, I was gonna use my Medianoche Mayonnaise, which I happened to have sitting in the fridge, so, bonus!
And the rest, as they say, is history.
•1 tbsp brown sugar
•3 tbsp Medianoche Mayonnaise*
•2 salmon filets, skin-on
•1 tsp Kosher salt
•1/2 tsp black pepper
•1/2 tsp Aleppo pepper
*Really, plain mayonnaise will work fine, too; but Medianoche is so simple to knock together, just stir 1/4 cup of your fave Italian dressing into one cup of mayonnaise with one tablespoon of hot sauce. Done.
Heat your air fryer to 400º and apply cooking spray to the basket or rack.
Arrange your salmon, skin side down, on the rack and season with the salt and peppers.
Stir the brown sugar together with the mayonnaise and brush evenly over the top and sides of the salmon.
Pop into the air fryer and cook for about ten minutes, until nicely browned in spots and the the salmon flakes easily when tested with a fork.
So very good!