Air Fryer Salmon Steaks In Creamy Coconut BBQ Sauce.

air fryer salmon coconut BBQ Sauce

Even if you don’t like salmon, these delicious Air fryer salmon steaks with a creamy coconut BBQ sauce will convert you.

Whether you’re on a special diet or just looking for a new dinner recipe, salmon is one of the best healthy protein options for everyone.

The star of the dish is the coconut BBQ sauce. I’ve made this delectable sauce several times with various types of fish. If you want a quicker and easier recipe, replace the salmon steaks with canned salmon.

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Air Fryer Salmon Steaks In Creamy Coconut BBQ Sauce.

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air fryer salmon coconut BBQ Sauce
air fryer salmon coconut BBQ Sauce

Air Fryer Salmon Steaks Cooked In A Creamy Coconut BBQ Sauce.

Kevin Foodie
I could eat this dish all day because it is so flavorful. Salmon steaks are delicious on their own. Allowing the salmon to bathe in this creamy coconut sauce, on the other hand, elevates the flavor to another level.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Caribbean
Servings 3 People


  • Air Fryer
  • Aluminium Pot
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Cutting Board
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Knife
  • Garlic Press
  • Spatula


Salmon Steaks

  • 3 Whole Salmon Steaks
  • 3 tbsp Complete seasoning
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp Salt

Coconut BBQ Sauce

  • cups Coconut Milk, (can)
  • ½ cup BBQ Sauce
  • 2 cups Onion, Sliced
  • 2 tsp Thyme Dried
  • 1 whole Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • 4 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp Pimento Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 thumb size Ginger, finely diced


Lets Season and Cook The Salmon Steaks

  • These salmon steaks were purchased at my neighborhood fish market. They were approximately 2 inches thick. Before bathing the salmon in the sauce, I usually fry the salmon in vegetable oil. However, I decided to reduce the amount of grease and air fry them in my Gourmia Air Frier.
    air fryer salmon coconut BBQ Sauce
  • In a small bowl, combine the complete seasoning, salt, black pepper, and mix well together. Drizzle seasoning on both sides of the salmon steaks. Allow resting in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  • In the Air fryer lay the salmon onto the greased air fryer basket. Air fry for 20 minutes at 400°F. After air frying, carefully remove the salmon from the air fryer basket with a spatula.
    The mistake I made with these steaks was that layed them on the crisper tray. This caused the salmon steaks to break a bit when I tried to remove them from the air fryer.
    air fryer salmon coconut BBQ Sauce

Let's Make The Sauce

  • While the fish is being air fried, slice onions ¼-½ inch in thickness on a cutting board using a knife. Dice the ginger and use the garlic press to crush the garlic
    air fryer salmon coconut BBQ Sauce
  • Heat oil In an aluminum pot for about 1-2 minutes. Dump the garlic, onion, dried thyme, and pimento seeds onto the heated oil. Stir fry until to onions are translucent and the natural oils and flavors of the herbs are released.
    air fryer salmon coconut BBQ Sauce
  • Pour the coconut milk, and BBQ sauce into the onion mixture. Add whole scotch bonnet pepper, stir and mix well together. I used the Kraft Brown Sugar BBQ sauce in this recipe to add a hint of sweetness to the sauce.
    air fryer salmon coconut BBQ Sauce
  • Mix well together and allow the sauce to simmer for 3-5 minutes over medium heat.
  • Remove salmon from the air fryer using a spatula.
    air fryer salmon coconut BBQ Sauce
  • Add the air-fried salmon steaks to the sauce with care. Allow it to soak in the sauce and continue cooking for another 2 minutes. The steaks may crumble slightly, but this is fine; it does not detract from the aweson flavors.
    air fryer salmon coconut BBQ Sauce
  • Remove from the heat and serve warm. The salmon steaks were served on a bed of my homemade yellow garden rice, which I made with parboiled rice, unsalted butter, frozen carrots, sweet peas, tumeric powder, and salt to taste. Enjoy!
    air fryer salmon coconut BBQ Sauce
Keyword Coconut, Fish Dish, Homemade, Salmon, Salmon Steaks

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24 thoughts on “Air Fryer Salmon Steaks In Creamy Coconut BBQ Sauce.”

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever tried a coconut BBQ sauce before so I’d be interested in giving that a try. However, I don’t eat fish so could the salmon be replaced with another meat or vegetarian alternative in this recipe?

    I’ve been meaning to buy an airfryer for a while now, but I don’t know what makes a good one. Any advice?

    1. 5 stars
      Unwanted life, you can air fry most foods. Chicken, beef, and seafood can be cooked in the air fryer and simmered in the coconut BBQ sauce. I provided you with 2 air fryer recommendations on said blog. Check it out. Thanks for the questions. Hope to see you again soon.

  2. 5 stars
    This looks absolutely delicious. I love air fryer salmon! I will have to try this recipe out. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Omg this sounds so good. I love cooking with coconut cream. Thanks for sharing! I try this tomorrow 🤪

    1. 5 stars
      I frequently eat salmon. This by far, is my favorite way to cook this fish; it has loads of flavors. I usually fry the salmon, but the air fry offers a healthier option.

  4. 5 stars
    I don’t even like Salmon but reading this post whilst I am hungry makes me want to eat it ha ha. We are looking at buying an air fryer, there are so many great recipe ideas. Thank you for sharing.

    Lauren – bournemouthgirl

  5. I could eat salmon day in and day out, so it’s always great to find new tasty recipe to cook! I never tried a coconut BBQ sauce and honestly, just from the pictures, I am craving this so bad! Really need to invest in an air fryer x

  6. This caught my eye as soon as I saw it. I’m not usually one for salmon but I’m absolutely loving the sound of this! Anything in bbq sauce is right up my street. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us! Xo

    Elle –

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