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Instant Pot Salmon Teriyaki

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I love seafood and this Instant Pot Salmon Teriyaki is takes the cake! If you are a fan of fish, you’re going to love how easy and delicious this entree is. With soy sauce and brown sugar, it’s a sweet and savory dish that the whole family will love.

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Why You’ll Love This Instant Pot Salmon Teriyaki Recipe

I am a fan of salmon, but never knew how to make it in the Instant Pot, but now that I do, I’ll never go back! Here’s why you’ll love this recipe!

  • Simple Ingredients: The great thing about this recipe is you can easily find the ingredients at your local grocery store.
  • Heart healthy: Fish is one of the healthiest meats you can eat. Its a great source of omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Super easy: Using your Instant Pot makes cooking any meal easier, and it proves true for this recipe as well. Your fish comes out tender, juicy, and delicious.

Instant Pot Salmon Teriyaki Ingredients

You may need a few items you don’t have at home, so get out that shopping list, and jot these ingredients down!

  • Salmon fillets: Obviously, you’ll need to get some salmon fillets or cut your salmon into 5 fillets.
  • Soy sauce: You can’t have a teriyaki style dish without a little soy sauce.
  • Brown sugar: Brown sugar helps give your fish a sweeter taste.
  • Ginger: You’ll need to get some ginger paste. It sounds fancy, but it’s just ground ginger root that’s mixed with oil. You can make it at home, here.
  • Oil: You will need a little vegetable or olive oil to mak your sauce.
  • Cornstarch: This is used to make a thicker sauce to put over your fish when it is finished cooking.
  • Seasoning: To add more flavor, you’ll need minced garlic, pepper, sesame seeds, and green onions.

Scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of exact ingredients!


How to Make Instant Pot Salmon Teriyaki

Making delicious salmon has never been easier! Follow the simple steps below to be absolutely amazed.

Step 1: Mix Sauce

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


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.


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

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 is done, 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 Enjoy

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

Serve and Enjoy!

Instant Pot Salmon Teriyaki

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.

Instant Pot Salmon Teriyaki

How Do You Get the Fishy Taste Out of Salmon?

Sometimes, no matter how much sauce and seasoning you put on your fish, it still has that icky fishy taste. If you aren’t a fan of that taste, there are two things you can do before you season and cook your salmon. You can either put some lemon juice on your fillets, or you can soak the fish in milk for 20 minutes prior to seasoning. When soaking with milk, a protein called casein binds with the TMA (fishy taste), and extracts it!

Instant Pot Salmon

What to Eat with Your Teriyaki Fish

Look how delicious this fish looks, but what do you make to eat with it? Don’t worry, I’ve got some great side ideas you’ll love!

Yield: 5

Instant Pot Salmon Teriyaki

Instant Pot Salmon Teriyaki

Instant Pot Teriyaki Salmon is a delicious recipe for the family to enjoy.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 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 seeds, optional garnish 
  • 4 green onions, optional garnish


  1. Mix together in a medium-size bowl your soy sauce, water, Brown sugar, oil, garlic, and ginger.
  2. Place your salmon on a sheet of aluminum foil. Fold up the sides to create a bowl shape. Pour 1/3 of your soy sauce liquid moisture over the salmon. Set aside.
  3. Take another piece of aluminum foil and cover the top of the salmon and pinch together the aluminum foil to seal in all of the sides.
  4. Add one and a half cups of water to the bottom of your instant pot. Place the trivet inside and place your salmon on the trivet.
  5. Close the lid on the Instant Pot and close your ceiling valve.
  6. Set your instant pot to high pressure for four minutes. Once it is done cooking, allow it to naturally release for 10 minutes. Once the 10 minutes is over, do a manual release by opening the sealing valve.
  7. Remove the salmon and your trivet from your instant pot. Pour out the water that is in the pot and place your pot back into the instant pot. Choose to cancel, and then sauté mode.
  8. Mix together your corn starch and water in a small bowl.
  9. Once your instant pot heats up on sauté mode, add in your cornstarch mixture, as well as the remaining soy sauce liquid. Mix well and reduce your sauce until it reaches your desired consistency.
  10. Pour the sauce over your cooked salmon. Add additional optional garnishes Such as sesame seeds, and green onions. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 266Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 1468mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 23g

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!

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