Back in 2019, we’ve seen a great deal of fear on social networks concerning how to cook frozen salmon fillets in an Instant Pot. And no wonder!

The fillets can be overcooked instantly. We locate the most effective strategy is to steam them on a rack since they don’t being in the liquid (which can break them apart, specifically during the angry boil inside the pot when the pressure is released).

Our timing right here is for medium-rare to tool salmon fillets. If you like them cooked more thoroughly, include 1 min to the timing for either limit or the HIGH setting.

But note: The dimension of these salmon fillets (6 ounces each) is very vital for the timing provided; see the Beyond if you have bigger fillets.


Instant Pot Salmon 1st Recipe

Prep Time: 5 Min Cook Time: 15 Min Total Time: 20 Min Servings: 4


  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 extra pound wild-caught Alaskan salmon, reduced into 4 fillets
  • Salt & Pepper


  1. Pour a mug of water right into the Immediate Pot and prepare the metal trivet on the top. Place the salmon fillets into a single layer on the trivet and spray them generously with salt and also pepper.
  2. Safeguard the lid and turn the pressure release valve to sealing. Use the hand-operated setting to prepare above pressure for 3 minutes. (If utilizing frozen fish fillets, cook them above stress for 5 mins instead. No need to thaw.).
  3. When the cooking cycle has completed, quickly turn the pressure launch valve to venting to release the stress. Serve the fish warm with your favorite sauce and side recipe. (See the notes in my message over for cooking vegetables with the fish.).

Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Salmon

Prep Time: 5 Min Cook Time: 10 Min Total Time: 15 Min Servings: 4


  • 3/4 mug water.
  • A couple of sprigs of parsley dill, tarragon, basil or a combo.
  • 1 pound salmon filet skin on.
  • 3 tsps ghee or various other healthy fat split.
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste.
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper or to taste.
  • 1/2 lemon very finely cut.
  • 1 zucchini julienned.
  • 1 red bell pepper julienned.
  • 1 carrot julienned.


  1. Put water as well as natural herbs in the Immediate Pot and then placed in the cleaner rack making sure the manages are extended up.
  2. Location salmon, skin down on the shelf.
  3. Drizzle salmon with ghee/fat, period with salt and also pepper, and also cover with lemon pieces.
  4. Shut the Instantaneous Pot and also make sure vent is relied on “Sealing”. Connect it in, press “Steam” and also push the + or– switches to establish it to 3 minutes.
  5. While salmon cooks, julienne your veggies.
  6. When the Immediate Pot beeps that it’s done, fast launch the pressure, bewaring to stay out of the method of the heavy steam that will certainly skyrocket. Press the “Warm/Cancel” switch. Eliminate cover, as well as utilizing pot holders, meticulously get rid of rack with salmon and also established on a plate.
  7. Remove herbs and also dispose of. Add veggies and also placed the cover back on. Press “Sauté” and let the veggies prepare for just 1 or 2 minutes.
  8. Serve veggies with salmon and include a remaining teaspoon of fat to the pot and pour a little of the sauce over them if wanted.

Instant Pot Salmon 3rd Recipe

Prep Time: 2 Min Cook Time: 13 Min Total Time: 15 Min Servings: 2


  • 1 mug water or dry white wine of any sort.
  • 2 frozen skin‑on salmon fillets (6‑ounces each).
  • 4 paper-thin fresh lemon pieces any seeds eliminated.
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper.
  • 1/4 tsp salt.


  1. Put the water or a glass of wine into an Immediate Pot. Set the pot’s shelf (with the handles up) or a big, open vegetable cleaner inside the pot. Set the fillets skin-side down on the rack or in the steamer, organizing them so they overlap just feasible (do not pile them). Set 2 barely overlapping lemon slices on each fillet. Spray the fish as well as lemon pieces equally with the pepper and salt. Lock the lid onto the stove.
  2. Press Meat/Stew or Pressure Cook (Manual) on High pressure for 6 mins with the Keep Cozy triggering. The shutoff must be closed.
  3. Make use of the quick-release technique to bring the pot’s stress back to typical. Unlatch the lid as well as open up the stove. Make use of a metal spatula to transfer the fillets individually to serving plates.

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