Perfect Instant Pot Salmon with Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Do you want to learn how to cook instant pot salmon? Start with this flavor-packed instant pot recipe with homemade teriyaki sauce. It’s ready in no time, thanks to the 0 minute cook time!

instant pot salmon on a blue plate next to a glass blow of homemade teriyaki sauce.

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Instant Pot Salmon with Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

This simple instant pot salmon recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes and tastes great, thanks to the delicious homemade teriyaki sauce. Don’t be thrown off by the word “homemade” it is acutally really easy to make with a handful of simple ingredients.

Homemade teriyaki sauce being poured of instant pot salmon.

How to cook salmon in the instant pot

Cooking salmon in the instant pot is really simple.

  1. Simply start with 1 pound of salmon.
  2. Place salmon on a trivet in the instant pot with 1 cup of liquid.
  3. Close the lid and set the pressure release valve to sealing.
  4. Cook on high pressure for 0 minutes.
  5. Allow the pressure to release for 10 minutes and quick release the remaining pressure.

A blue plate with teriyaki salmon that was made in the instant pot.

How to cook frozen salmon in the instant pot

Cooking frozen salmon in the instant pot is really easy! Simply adjust the cook time from 0 minutes to 2 minutes on high pressure.

What to serve with instant pot salmon?

We love salmon served with a simple green salad, instant pot carrots, or roasted root vegetables.

Have leftovers?

Make air fryer salmon patties!

A blue plate with teriyaki salmon that was made in the instant pot.

Instant Pot Teriyaki Salmon

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Do you want to learn how to cook salmon in the instant pot? Start with this flavor-packed instant pot teriyaki salmon recipe that is ready in little time.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh salmon fillets
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds​
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

    1. Place salmon in Instant Pot on top of a trivet.Fresh salmon filets inside instant pot.
    2. Mix together soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, cornstarch, sesame seeds, ginger, and garlic powder. Pour sauce over salmon.Homemade teriyaki sauce with sesame seeds, in a glass bowl.
    3. Close lid and set pressure release to sealing.
    4. Press manual or pressure cook button and set to 0 minutes.An instant pot set to 0 minutes cook time.
    5. Allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes and quick release remaining pressure.An instant pot that has depressurized for 10 minutes.
    6. Serve with sauce poured on top of salmon.

Notes

Cooking frozen salmon: It is easy to convert a fresh salmon recipe to a frozen salmon recipe. Simply add 2 minutes of cook time and natural pressure release as directed.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 4 ounces salmon
Amount Per Serving Calories 351Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 71mgSodium 1827mgCarbohydrates 26gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 22gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 28g

Nutrition information is an estimate.

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