Pressure Cooker Steamed Lemon-Herb Fish

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Rated 5.0 based on 9 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Steamed Lemon-Herb Fish
Pressure Cooker Steamed Lemon-Herb Fish


  • 1½ cups water
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 4 fillets grouper
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 1 white onion, sliced into thin rings
  • 3 potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil


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  1. Pour water into pressure cooker pot. Place rack into the pot.
  2. Line bottom of steamer basket with parchment paper. Arrange lemon slices in an even layer onto the paper. Lay fillets on the lemons; top with thyme sprigs and onion and cover with an even layer of potato slices. Drizzle salt, pepper and olive oil over everything.
  3. Lower steamer basket onto the rack.
  4. Close lid and set valve to Sealing. Press Pressure Cook and adjust cooking time to 8 minutes at Low Pressure.
  5. Set steam vent handle to Venting to quick-release pressure.
Mealthy tip:

Because fish is so delicate, use low pressure and assure the fish is well covered when preparing in a pressure cooker. For elegant presentation, garnish with additional fresh herbs.

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Aja A says:

I was pleasantly surprised by how this tasted. I could not locate grouper, so I used sea bass instead. This dish was nice and light, but still filling.

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Laura Griffin says:

I made this recipe and it was amazing! I cut the recipe in half to make the perfect portion for two. I love how healthy and delicious it is. You can also taste the thyme flavors, superb!

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Greg Jones says:

Really delicious, light and flaky lemon herb fish. The thyme and onion give it great flavor. I love to have this with a side of rice, angel hair pasta, or veggies.

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Dominique M says:

Made this with halibut instead of grouper. I thought 8 minutes was going to be too long, but it was ok. Just have to be very gentle with handling.

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Jordan Clark says:

I made this recipe using fresh haddock and it was really good. I wasn't quite sure how to cut the potatoes, but I sliced them like I would when I made scalloped potatoes. Salt and pepper is all you need, this turned out wonderfully.

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Kevin Tanner says:

Made with sole and some frozen bag potatoes and peppers. Added a little extra time. Super quick and easy. Very flavorful.

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Michele Gagne says:

Light, flavorful, moist dish that everyone at our dinner party loved! And it was so easy to make (<15m) and assemble, with just a few key ingredients!! Highly recommend, especially for those looking for a healthy dish on day a “Fish Friday”!!

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Carol Wagner says:

Our first pressure cooker recipe! We loved it! We used about a pound of yellow tail flounder. Everything was perfectly cooked and seasoned. We will definitely make this again!

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Tauni Dawson says:

Another great fish recipe!! Used fresh Mahi-Mahi, dried thyme and sweet potatoes. I didn’t think it was too lemony. The fish was juicy and flakey. I thought it was fresh and light!!