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Crispy Air Fryer Cajun Bang Bang Salmon Bites served over steamed rice in a white bowl.

Air Fryer Bang Bang Salmon Bites

  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Whip up these spicy & savory Air Fryer Cajun Bang Bang Salmon Bites in no time! Crispy outside, tender inside, drizzled with tangy bang bang sauce. Perfect as appetizers or a main dish.



Salmon Bites

  • 1 ½ pounds salmon, about 4 fillets, skins off, cut into 1-inch bites
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Bang Bang Sauce


  • In a large bowl, mix together olive oil, Cajun seasoning, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Add the salmon bites and mix gently to coat.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together mayo, Thai chili sauce, Sriracha, honey, and rice vinegar until smooth.
  • Set aside half of the Bang Bang sauce for later. Mix the salmon bites with the remaining sauce.
  • Add the salmon and sauce to your basket and cook at 400°F for 5-7 minutes. Make sure the salmon pieces aren't too close together. If there's a lot, cook in batches. Also, no need to shake them while they're cooking.
  • Transfer the salmon to a plate and pour the reserved bang bang sauce over it.
  • Garnish with chives.
  • Enjoy!


  • Store: Let them cool completely to room temperature. Place in an airtight container, separating layers with parchment paper to prevent sticking. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.
  • Freeze: For longer storage, you can freeze them. First, freeze them on a tray so they don't stick together. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer bag or airtight container and store for up to 2 months.
  • Reheat: When ready to eat, reheat in the air fryer or oven to retain crispiness. If frozen, thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Category: Salmon recipes
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • Calories: 308 kcal
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 510 mg
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 35 g
  • Cholesterol: 92 mg

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