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Instant Pot Salmon Teriyaki

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I love seafood and this Instant Pot Salmon Teriyaki really takes the cake! If you are a fan of fish, you’re going to love how easy and delicious this entree is. Cooked perfectly with soy sauce and brown sugar, this sweet and savory dish is sure to delight the entire family.

teriyaki salmon in the instant pot

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Simple Ingredients: The great thing about cooking salmon by using this recipe is you can easily find the ingredients at your local grocery store.
  • Super easy: Cook fish using your Instant Pot for easy meal preparation. This recipe ensures tender, juicy, and delicious results.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Salmon fillets: The star of the dish, salmon provides a rich, buttery flavor and a tender, flaky texture.
  • Soy Sauce: Imparts a deep umami flavor and a salty kick.
  • Brown Sugar: Balances the salty soy sauce with a touch of sweetness, while also contributing to the glaze’s glossy finish.
  • Ginger: Adds a spicy, aromatic note that complements the sweetness of the teriyaki sauce.
  • Oil: Used to sauté the ingredients, helping to meld their flavors together.
  • Cornstarch: Thickens the teriyaki sauce, allowing it to cling to the salmon and infuse it with flavor.
  • Seasoning: Minced garlic adds a savory depth, pepper brings a hint of heat, sesame seeds provide a nutty crunch, and green onions contribute a fresh, oniony bite.
Instant Pot Salmon Teriyaki

How To Cook Instant Pot Salmon Teriyaki

Step 1: Mix Sauce

In a medium bowl, mix your soy sauce, water, brown sugar, oil, garlic, and ginger paste. Set to the side.

Sauce

Step 2: Season Fish Fillet

Place your salmon fillets on a sheet of aluminum foil, folding up the sides to create a bowl shape. Then, pour 1/3 of the sauce mixture over the salmon fillets. Set aside.

Season

Step 3: Cover The Fish

Take another sheet of aluminum foil and cover the top of the salmon, pinching the foil together to seal it. Then, add 1 1/2 cups of water to the inner pot, place the trivet inside, and place your salmon on the trivet.

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Step 4: Pressure Cook Salmon Fillets

Close the lid on your Instant Pot and put the valve in the sealing position. Then, press your manual or pressure cook button, and set the time for 4 minutes.

Step 5: Naturally Release

Once the pot beeps, allow the pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes. Then, do a manual release.

Step 6: Prepare The Remaining Sauce

When the Instant Pot salmon cooks perfectly, remove it and pour the water out of your inner pot. Hit cancel, and then hit saute. Mix together the corn start and water in a small bowl.

Step 7: Saute The Sauce

Add the cornstarch mixture and the remaining soy sauce mixture from above into the Instant Pot. Mix well and saute your sauce until it reaches your desired consistency.

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Step 8: Season And Serve

Finally, pour the sauce over your cooked salmon. Top with sesame seeds and green onions. Serve and Enjoy!

Instant Pot Salmon Teriyaki

Cooking Tips

  • Salmon: For salmon teriyaki, select sockeye salmon for its firm texture and rich flavor, ensuring it’s sustainably sourced to enhance your dish’s quality.
  • Teriyaki Sauce: Homemade teriyaki sauce allows for the customization of sweetness and saltiness, enhancing the dish’s flavor profile.

Optional

  • Lemon Slices/ Lemon Juice: Add a fresh, citrusy boost to your Instant Pot Salmon Teriyaki. It’s best used as a finishing touch, added just before serving to preserve its fresh aroma and taste.

Storage And Reheating Instructions

  • Refrigeration: Place the airtight container of leftover salmon teriyaki in the refrigerator. It should be consumed within 3 days for the best quality and safety.
  • Freezing (Optional): If you wish to store the Salmon Teriyaki for a longer period, wrap it tightly in a freezer-safe wrap or place it in a freezer bag. It can be frozen for up to 2 months.
  • Thawing (If Frozen): To thaw frozen Salmon Teriyaki, place it in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.
  • Microwave: Place on a microwave-safe dish, cover, and heat on medium for 1-2 minutes, checking every 30 seconds.
  • Oven: Preheat to 275°F, place salmon in an oven-safe dish with water or sauce, cover with foil, and reheat for 10-15 minutes.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Instant Pot Gourmet Carrots: Enjoy tender and flavorful carrots, perfectly cooked in the Instant Pot, as a vibrant and nutritious side to complement your teriyaki salmon.
  • Instant Pot Brussel Sprouts: Indulge in crispy yet tender Brussels sprouts cooked to perfection in the Instant Pot, providing a delightful contrast to the sweetness of teriyaki salmon.
  • Instant Pot White Rice: Serve fluffy white rice made effortlessly in the Instant Pot, creating a simple and comforting base for your savory teriyaki salmon dish.
  • Hibachi Fried Rice: Delight in fragrant and savory hibachi fried rice, packed with vegetables and savory flavors, as the perfect accompaniment to your teriyaki salmon.
  • Sheet Pan Vegetables: Revel in a medley of colorful and roasted vegetables, prepared on a sheet pan for easy cleanup, offering a hearty and wholesome side to complement your teriyaki salmon entrée.

Faq’s

Should I Wash Salmon Fillets Before Cooking?

No! In fact, rinsing any fish before cooking spreads bacteria throughout your kitchen. The USDA cautions us not to rinse any raw fish, seafood, or meat.

Can I Use Frozen Salmon for this Recipe?

Yes, you can use both fresh or frozen fillets for the Instant Pot Salmon Teriyaki recipe, ensuring a versatile approach to cooking with either fresh or frozen salmon filets. For frozen fish fillets, simply adjust the cooking time as needed for a perfectly flaky result.

Instant Pot Salmon Teriyaki

Instant Pot Salmon Teriyaki

Yield: 5
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Instant Pot Salmon Teriyaki offers a swift, succulent salmon in a rich teriyaki glaze.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp oil, vegetable or canola
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, paste
  • 16 oz salmon, cut into 5 fillets 
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp sesame seed
  • 4 green onions

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix your soy sauce, water, brown sugar, oil, garlic, and ginger paste. Set to the side.
  2. Place your salmon fillets on a sheet of aluminum foil, folding up the sides to create a bowl shape. Then, pour 1/3 of the sauce mixture over the salmon fillets. Set aside.
  3. Take another sheet of aluminum foil and cover the top of the salmon, pinching the foil together to seal it. Then, add 1 1/2 cups of water to the inner pot, place the trivet inside, and place your salmon on the trivet.
  4. Close the lid on your Instant Pot and put the valve in the sealing position. Then, press your manual or pressure cook button, and set the time for 4 minutes.
  5. Once the pot beeps, allow the pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes. Then, do a manual release.
  6. When the Instant Pot salmon cooks perfectly, remove it and pour the water out of your inner pot. Hit cancel, and then hit saute. Mix together the corn start and water in a small bowl.
  7. Add the cornstarch mixture and the remaining soy sauce mixture from above into the Instant Pot. Mix well and saute your sauce until it reaches your desired consistency.
  8. Finally, pour the sauce over your cooked salmon. Top with sesame seeds and green onions. Serve and Enjoy!

Notes

  • Salmon: For salmon teriyaki, select sockeye salmon for its firm texture and rich flavor, ensuring it’s sustainably sourced to enhance your dish’s quality.
  • Teriyaki Sauce: Homemade teriyaki sauce allows for the customization of sweetness and saltiness, enhancing the dish’s flavor profile.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 266Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 1468mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 23g

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