Background and History:
Instant Pot Frozen Salmon is a modern solution for those moments when you forgot to thaw your fish but still crave a wholesome and delectable meal. Salmon, a highly-prized fish, has a long history in culinary traditions worldwide, and now it’s made even more convenient with the Instant Pot.
- 4 frozen salmon fillets (6-8 oz each)
- 1 cup of water
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional seasonings: lemon slices, dill, garlic, or your favorite herbs
Time: 5 minutes (prep), 15 minutes (cooking)
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
- Start by seasoning the frozen salmon fillets with salt and pepper. You can also add your preferred seasonings, such as lemon slices, dill, garlic, or herbs, for extra flavor.
- Pour 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot.
- Place the Instant Pot trivet or a steaming rack inside the pot to keep the salmon elevated above the water. This prevents the salmon from becoming waterlogged.
- Arrange the seasoned frozen salmon fillets on the trivet or rack inside the Instant Pot.
- Close the Instant Pot lid and set it to “Pressure Cook” or “Manual” mode. Cook for 5-7 minutes on high pressure.
- After the cooking cycle is complete, release the pressure naturally for about 5 minutes, then perform a quick pressure release.
- Open the Instant Pot, and carefully remove the perfectly cooked Instant Pot Frozen Salmon fillets.
- Drizzle olive oil over the salmon for a beautiful finish.
- Serve hot with your choice of sides, such as steamed vegetables, rice, or a fresh green salad.
Nutrition Facts (per serving):
- Calories: 280
- Protein: 30g
- Fat: 16g
- Carbohydrates: 0g
- Fiber: 0g
- Sugars: 0g
- Cooking times may vary slightly depending on the thickness of your frozen salmon fillets. Adjust as needed.
- The Instant Pot is a game-changer for cooking frozen salmon quickly and efficiently.
- Be cautious if you or your guests have allergies to fish or any of the optional seasonings.
- Check for potential cross-contamination or substitute ingredients as needed for any allergies or dietary restrictions.
Enjoy your Instant Pot Frozen Salmon, a convenient and delicious solution for those last-minute seafood cravings.