Learn how to make perfectly cooked Juicy Moist Instant Pot Salmon. Tender, flaky, succulent pressure cooker salmon with deliciously caramelized sweet-savory teriyaki sauce. Say no to dry rubbery Instant Pot Fish!
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine Asian, Japanese
Keyword instant pot fish, instant pot recipes, instant pot salmon, instant pot teriyaki salmon, instapot salmon, pressure cooker fish, pressure cooker recipes, pressure cooker salmon, teriyaki salmon
Total Time 25minutes
Author Amy + Jacky
2(640g)salmon steaks (1 - 1.5 inch thick) or filets
Pressure Cook Salmon: Add 4 crushed garlic cloves and 1 - 2 slice (5g) ginger in Instant Pot. Layer 2 salmon steaks on the garlic cloves.
To make teriyaki sauce, mix ¼ cup (60ml) Japanese soy sauce or regular soy sauce, ¼ cup (60ml) mirin, ¼ cup (60ml) Japanese cooking sake, ¼ tsp (1.25ml) sesame oil, and 2 tbsp (28g) white sugar together. Pour Teriyaki sauce on the salmon.
Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 0 minute (zero minute) and Natural Release for 10 minutes. *Note: 0 (zero) minute is not a typo! Check internal temperature at its’ thickest part with an accurate food thermometer.*Pro Tips: The USFDA recommends cooking salmon to an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C), but anything over 125°F (52°C) is fine for farmed Atlantic Salmon. If the salmon is below 125°F (52°C), place the lid back on and let the residual heat cook the salmon.
Thicken Teriyaki Sauce: Carefully place cooked salmon on a serving plate. *Note: The salmon's internal temperature will continue to rise.
Bring the teriyaki sauce back to a simmer by pressing the "Cancel" button, then "Saute" button. Mix 2.5 tbsp (22.5g) cornstarch with 3 tbsp (45ml) cold water in a small mixing bowl. Add the cornstarch mixture one third at a time to thicken the teriyaki sauce until desired thickness. *Pro Tip: You don't have to use all the cornstarch thickener. Use accordingly to your taste.
Serve Instant Pot Salmon with Teriyaki Sauce: Drizzle teriyaki sauce on the Salmon steaks. *Optional: use a blowtorch to slightly caramelize the teriyaki sauce on the salmon.
Garnish with sesame seeds and finely sliced green onion. Your delicious & beautiful Teriyaki Salmons are ready to serve. Enjoy!~ :)
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