if you want to cook frozen salmon without thawing this instant pot frozen salmon recipe. There’s is not much better than this recipe that might become your new favorite way to cook salmon.

If you are a fan of the salmon meals, then I know for sure you are going to be one of those stock the fish in their freezer. So, if you are looking for an easy frozen salmon recipe to cooking it with your instant pot, you need to try this recipe out for yourself!

Salmon considered one of the most popular seafood in the world and one of the oily types of fish. It rich in protein and one of the excellent sources of omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin D, those are some reasons that make it extremely healthy.

One of the scientific studies conducted by one of the American Medical Associations in 2006 found that salmon be great for people who suffer from high cholesterol and also can hold a lot of risks for people that consume it.

The recommended type of salmon to buy:

Before talking about how to cook frozen salmon using your instant pot. It’s necessary to know which type of salmon is the best for cooking.

So, regardless of what kind of salmon you buy even if it was a frozen salmon. Be sure when you shopping for fish to seeking out wild-caught salmon. Often, Farmed salmon is fed with a genetically modified grain and exposed to more chemicals like injected dyes to give it the attract color.

The 4 Common Salmon Cooking Mistakes to Avoid

Most of the people are the impression that cooking salmon is very easy, but the truth is that salmon very difficult to cook.

There are some common general mistakes to avoid:

  • Yanking Out the Pin Bones.
  • Ripping Off the Skin.
  • Poaching Your Salmon in Plain Water.
  • Cooking Your Salmon until It Flakes.

Instant Pot Frozen Salmon Recipe:

Ingredients you need:

Salmon frozen fillets,



white onion



olive oil

salt and pepper (to taste).

Cooking frozen salmon:

To cook frozen salmon and maintain its health benefits and nutritional value, your instant pot is the right solution.

One of the best advantages of Instant pot in this situation is to take the hassle out of thawing the salmon fillets.

How? it’s easy, all you need is to add 3 minutes to your cooking time.

So, to be honest and without wasting any more time; instant pot frozen salmon is the best recipe to cook frozen salmon.



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By: F.Lorenzo

This is yet another instant pot salmon recipe that I know is going to leave you drooling.


  • 4 salmon fillets, frozen

  • 3 tomatoes, sliced

  • 1 lemon, sliced 

  • 1 white onion, shaved

  • 4 sprigs of parsley

  • 4 sprigs of thyme

  • olive oil

  • salt and pepper, to taste

This recipe of instant pot frozen salmon can use it with fresh salmon.

Nutrition Fact of Frozen salmon 

(For 1 Fillet)

Calories: 468

Total Fat: 28 g

Cholesterol: 143 mg

Sodium: 138 mg

Potassium: 872 mg

Carbohydrate: 0 g

Protein: 50 g

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

On the parchment paper, lay ingredients In the following order: sprinkle oil, a layer of potatoes, salt pepper, oil, fish fillets, salt, pepper, oil, herbs, shaved onion, sliced lemon, salt, and oil.

Step 2

Fold the packet and wrap it snugly in tinfoil.

Step 3

Pour two cups of water in your instant pot. Place the steamer basket in your instant pot and put the packet on the steamer.

Step 4

Cook two fillets at a time in your basket.

Step 5

Close your instant pot, adjust it at the high temperature. When the Instant Pot builds enough pressure, turn down the heat to the lowest setting.

Step 6

Let it Cook for about  13-16 minutes, after which you can release the pressure manually without open the top.

Step 7

Let the packets of fish sit into your instant pot for about 5 minutes.

Step 8

Transfer the packets on a large plate and take off the tinfoil. serve and enjoy!

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