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Instant pot salmon

Instant Pot Salmon


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Here’s a weeknight dinner hack: Instant Pot salmon! Throw in frozen salmon fillets and in 10 minutes, out comes dinner.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup water
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 to 4 salmon fillets, about 1-inch thick*

Instructions

  1. Add the water to the bowl of the Instant Pot. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon into water.
  2. Add the Instant Pot trivet. Place the salmon fillets on the trivet.
  3. Cook on High Pressure for 5 minutes (frozen) or 3 minutes (fresh): Press the Pressure Cook button, making sure the “High Pressure” setting is selected, and set the time. Note that it takes about 5 minutes for the pot to “preheat” and come up to pressure before it starts cooking. (During cooking, avoid touching the metal part of the lid.)
  4. Quick release: Vent the remaining steam from the Instant Pot by moving the pressure release handle to “Venting”, covering your hand with a towel or hot pad. Never put your hands or face near the vent when releasing steam. Open the pressure cooker lid.
  5. Add the final flavorings: Generously season with salt and pepper. Spritz with lemon juice, or add one of the following sauces: Cilantro Dressing, Chimichurri, Lemon Dill Sauce, or Caper Butter.

Notes

*Thicker fillets will need a few minutes longer cook time.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: Salmon
  • Diet: Gluten Free