Pressure Cooker Salmon

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Rated 4.5 based on 14 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Salmon
Pressure Cooker Salmon


For best results, we recommend using:


Mealthy Tip

Ask your fishmonger for center-cut salmon filets of uniform thickness so it cooks evenly in the pressure cooker. It is up to you whether you prefer farm-raised or wild-caught salmon. Wild salmon has a more vibrant pink-red color and a more intense, and complex flavor than farm-raised.

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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 297 calories; 18g fat; 1.4g carbohydrates; 31g protein; 89mg cholesterol; 232mg sodium.

Full nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat158
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 27%
Saturated Fat3g 17%
Trans Fat0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat6.5g
Monounsaturated Fat5.9g
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 232mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 1.4g 0%
Dietary Fiber0g 1%
Protein 31g
Vitamin A9% Vitamin C16%
Calcium2% Iron3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


4.5out of 5 Stars

(14 Reviews)

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George Delamea says:

I was tempted to wrap the salmon in a parchment paper envelope. I was afraid I'd lose too much moisture and end up with cat food. Should never have doubted the power of the multipot! Great texture. Not overcooked in the least. Even my elder son, who generally eats salmon only as sushi, was okay with it (that's a big deal, to me!). I seasoned the fish with Tom Douglas' "rub with love" salmon rub. You can find recipes for it if your grocery doesn't carry it. Best fish seasoning I've ever had.

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Katie Hason says:

This was my first time making salmon in the pressure cooker, and I must say, I am impressed! The cooking time is little to nothing (I actually thought I had read it wrong). It cooks in mere minutes, and doesn't fall apart. Delicious!

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Greg Jones says:

This was incredibly easy to make. I prefer this method over pan frying, for sure. I can't believe it only take 3 minutes to cook. Perfect recipe!

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Alex Cabral says:

I was so surprised at how this salmon turned out. I didn't even need paprika, I just used lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Using the pressure cooker doesn't replace that crisp, flaky texture on the outside of the salmon, but for a steamed version it was really good.

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Dominique M says:

I didn't like the paprika on my salmon, but this is a great recipe in terms of cooking times, etc. The salmon was cooked to perfection. Really pleased with the way it turned out. Next time I will just use a simple salt and pepper seasoning with lemon juice.

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Olivia Heath says:

I can't believe how easy this was. I always struggle to make good salmon and now I have a foolproof method :)

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Cathy Ford says:

This was my first time using the MultiPot and I was amazed at how tender and flavorful the salmon was after only 3 minutes. Great recipe. Looking forward to the next meal.

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patricia moran says:

My husband said it was the best salmon ever.

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Charles Puder says:

Simple and delicious, use whatever seasoning you like!

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Gina Ardito says:

The salmon ended up wonderful but needed to cook longer. I originally set the pressure cooker for 3 min and after it was done the salmon was raw in the center. It was a thick fillet. I put it in for 4 more minutes and it was perfect.

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Joanne Sawyer says:

I have used this simple recipe to cook salmon and even halibut, and it always turns out perfectly. If the salmon is thicker, sometimes I have to add a minute.

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Lily Lu says:

Completely raw in the middle. Was the fillet that I used too big?

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Oscar Farrera says:

Just perfect and in only 3 min.

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Caroline Fletcher says:

This was delicious, I was surprised how good this salmon turned out and really easy! I used lemon a little salt and pepper and added a little butter.