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Instant Pot Frozen Lemon Pepper Salmon. A delicious way to cook frozen salmon in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. No prep just load up your Instant Pot and come back serve when it beeps.

Instant Pot Frozen Lemon Pepper Salmon
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Instant Pot Frozen Lemon Pepper Salmon

I love steaming salmon in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. In fact, Instant Pot Salmon was one of my first ever recipes that I created back in the January of 2017 when I first got an electric pressure cooker. I would cook it with Instant Pot Broccoli, and it was my dream healthy lunch.

But sadly, salmon has gone up a lot in price since 2017 here in Portugal and now I consider it such a luxury that I hardly ever buy it.

I was shopping in my local English supermarket a couple of months ago and they had an amazing deal on frozen lemon pepper salmon, that I just had to get some and try it out in the Instant Pot.

Dominic was not too keen on the idea of lemon pepper salmon and was rolling his eyes at me, the way that a chef does at a non-chef.

As a chef, they are taught that salmon is special and that salmon is at its best, if perfectly cooked it should be served lightly seasoned with salt and pepper.

That no such marinade, should go anywhere near salmon as it takes the attention away from the salmon.

When I finished cooking my Instant Pot lemon pepper salmon, I let Dominic try it. Expecting some sort of argument he told me how nice it was and we agreed we need to cook Instant Pot lemon pepper salmon regularly from now on.

It cost us 5,00€ for 2 portions so much more affordable then fresh salmon.

Can You Cook Frozen Salmon In The Instant Pot?

Absolutely! It only requires a couple more minutes compared to cooking fresh salmon in the Instant Pot and tastes just as nice. You could serve Instant Pot Salmon to your family and friends and they will never know that it started off as frozen, especially with how good it tastes.

Instant Pot Frozen Salmon

Instant Pot Frozen Lemon Pepper Salmon

If you’re with me on the idea of cooking frozen salmon in the Instant Pot and as a way to enjoy salmon but without the high price tag, then you will love just how easy it is to cook Instant Pot Frozen Salmon.

The great thing about cooking frozen salmon compared to fresh is that it is:

  • Already boned and skinned
  • Already seasoned

It is like cooking frozen vegetables in the Instant Pot, where you just add them to the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker and let the pressure cooker do the work for you.

How To Steam Frozen Salmon?

Regardless to whether you have bought marinated frozen salmon or just simple salmon steaks, the cooking process remains the same.

  1. Sit the salmon steaks on the trivet
  2. Place a cup of cold water to the bottom of the Instant Pot
  3. Cook on the steam setting
  4. Serve

There isn’t anything else to it. Steaming frozen salmon in the Instant Pot is so fast too with my recipe for Instant Pot Frozen Lemon Pepper Salmon taking JUST 4 minutes!

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We also have a delicious recipe for Instant Pot Salmon on the blog that uses fresh salmon rather than frozen salmon. If you don’t have frozen or happen to defrost the salmon that you have bought first, then try out this recipe instead. Plus, with this version, you have the option of loading it up with broccoli and potatoes too.

Instant Pot Frozen Lemon Pepper Salmon
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Instant Pot Frozen Lemon Pepper Salmon

Instant Pot Frozen Lemon Pepper Salmon. A delicious way to cook frozen salmon in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. No prep just load up your Instant Pot and come back serve when it beeps.
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
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Ingredients 

Kitchen Gadgets:

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 250 g Lemon Pepper Salmon

Instructions 

  • Place 1 cup of water into the bottom of the Instant Pot inner pot.
  • Add the trivet and place the frozen lemon pepper salmon directly onto the trivet.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot, set the valve to sealing and cook for 4 minutes on the steam setting.
  • Manually release pressure and serve.

Notes

We cooked our frozen lemon pepper salmon, while still in its sealed vacuum pack. It’s the same packaging you would use if you cooked it in the microwave or in a sous vide. It improves the taste because the marinade is staying with the salmon and not disappearing into the bottom of the Instant Pot.
The pieces of frozen salmon that we cooked, were each 125g each which is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. We served our lemon pepper chicken with some broccoli and kale that had been made into rice (think cauliflower rice), but you could serve it with whatever you like.

Nutrition

Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 612mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes.

Beyond the air fryer we also love the instant pot, slow cooker, soup maker, ninja foodi, pie marker and several other kitchen gadgets.

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  1. 5 stars
    I love your easy recipes. You explain them so well and give me confidence so i can end up making things i could only dream about a few months ago, thank you for that and also i love your newsletter 🙂