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Instant Pot Teriyaki Salmon

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Instant Pot teriyaki salmon is an easy and healthy meal. Full of flavor and made quickly in the Instant Pot. Great for meal prep or a family meal. 

teriyaki salmon on a glass plate

Dinner will be ready at lightening speed with this Instant Pot teriyaki salmon that cooks in only 4 minutes. The teriyaki sauce is made from scratch too, so you can ditch those preservatives! This is a light and healthy meal the whole family will enjoy.

teriyaki salmon on a glass plate with rice and vegetables

What can I serve with teriyaki salmon?

Steamed vegetables and rice are my two favorite side dishes. Potatoes, grilled asparagus, or noodles would also pair well with teriyaki salmon.

teriyaki salmon on a glass plate with rice and vegetables

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Made quickly in the Instant Pot
  • Teriyaki sauce made from scratch
  • Flavorful and perfect for a family meal
teriyaki salmon on a glass plate with rice and vegetables

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • Soy sauce
  • Water
  • Brown sugar
  • Vegetable oil
  • Garlic
  • Ginger paste
  • Salmon
  • Cornstarch
  • Black pepper
  • Sesame seeds
  • Green onions
teriyaki salmon ingredients

How to make this recipe

1 – In a medium-size bowl, mix together the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, oil, garlic, and ginger.

teriyaki sauce inside a clear bowl

2 – Place the salmon on a sheet of aluminum foil. Fold up the sides to create a bowl shape. Pour 1/3 of the soy sauce liquid moisture over the salmon. Set aside.

raw salmon in side up foil covered with teriyaki sauce

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 1 1/2 cups of water to the bottom of the Instant Pot. Place the trivet inside and place the salmon on the trivet.

instant pot filled with broth top view
instant pot with foil wrapped salmon inside

5 – Close the lid on the Instant Pot and close the sealing valve.

6 – Set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 4 minutes. Once it is done cooking, allow it to naturally release for 10 minutes. Once the 10 minutes is over, quick release the remaining steam.

7 – Remove the salmon and the trivet from the Instant Pot. Pour out the water that is in the pot and place your pot back into the Instant Pot.

8 – Press the sauté button. Mix together the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Once the Instant Pot heats up on sauté mode, add in the cornstarch mixture, as well as the remaining soy sauce liquid. Mix well and reduce your sauce until it reaches your desired consistency.

9 – Pour the sauce over the cooked salmon. Add additional garnishes such as sesame seeds and green onions. Enjoy!

teriyaki salmon close up

Can I store my leftover cooked salmon?

Yes. Place the salmon in an airtight container and place in the refrigerator. Eat salmon within 3-4 days.

Can I freeze cooked salmon?

Yes. Place the salmon in a freezer safe resealable bag and freeze for 4-6 months.

teriyaki salmon close up

Calories per serving (1 fillet): 232

You can also find my FREE Instant Pot cheat sheets here.

Yield: 4 Servings

Instant Pot Teriyaki Salmon

teriyaki salmon on a clear plate close up

Instant Pot teriyaki salmon is an easy and healthy meal. Full of flavor and made quickly in the Instant Pot. Great for meal prep or a family meal.

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

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 16 ounces salmon, cut into 4 fillets
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 4 green onions, diced

Instructions

  1. In a medium-size bowl, mix together the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, oil, garlic, and ginger.
  2. Place the salmon on a sheet of aluminum foil. Fold up the sides to create a bowl shape. Pour 1/3 of the 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 1 1/2 cups of water to the bottom of the Instant Pot. Place the trivet inside and place the salmon on the trivet.
  5. Close the lid on the Instant Pot and close the sealing valve.
  6. Set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 4 minutes. Once it is done cooking, allow it to naturally release for 10 minutes. Once the 10 minutes is over, quick release the remaining steam.
  7. Remove the salmon and the trivet from the Instant Pot. Pour out the water that is in the pot and place your pot back into the Instant Pot.
  8. Press the sauté button. Mix together the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Once the Instant Pot heats up on sauté mode, add in the cornstarch mixture, as well as the remaining soy sauce liquid. Mix well and reduce your sauce until it reaches your desired consistency.
  9. Pour the sauce over the cooked salmon. Add additional garnishes such as sesame seeds and green onions. Enjoy!

Notes

The Instant Pot needs to come to pressure before the cooking time starts, similar to an oven that needs to preheat. The cooking time doesn't actually start until pressure builds, which can take anywhere from 5-15 minutes, sometimes longer depending on how full the pot is and how much liquid there is inside. Once it reaches pressure the Instant Pot will beep, and the cook time will begin to count down. Please, make sure to consider that extra time when planning your meal.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 232Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 1863mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 30g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Jere Cassidy

Thursday 31st of December 2020

I am still trying to figure out how to cook everything in the IP so thank you for the pictures to see exactly how you make this recipe. Pinning this for later because we eat a lot of salmon and I love all your flavors for this dish.

simplylowcal

Friday 1st of January 2021

Thanks, Jere. I'm glad the photos help. :)

Beth

Thursday 31st of December 2020

This looks so delicious and tasty! My daughter and I are going to love this recipe! I can't wait to give this a try!

simplylowcal

Friday 1st of January 2021

Thanks, Beth. I hope you enjoy. :)

Genevieve | Fitty Foodlicious

Thursday 31st of December 2020

I love that you made this in the Instant Pot! Sounds delicious!

simplylowcal

Friday 1st of January 2021

Thanks, it's really delicious. :)

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