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Instant Pot Salmon

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!
Servings 2
Total Time 25 mins


  • 2 (640g) salmon steaks (1 - 1.5 inch thick) or filets
  • 4 garlic cloves , crushed
  • 1 - 2 slice (5g) ginger

Teriyaki Sauce:



  • 2.5 tablespoons (22.5g) cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) water


  • 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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Author: Amy + Jacky
Calories: 657kcal


Calories: 657kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 67g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 176mg | Sodium: 1991mg | Potassium: 1653mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3.3mg