Instant Pot Frozen Salmon

Instant Pot Frozen Salmon

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

Serves: 4

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.

Allergy Warning:

  • 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.

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