This flavorful Instant pot Vietnamese caramel salmon can make it in your oven, but you can easily make it with your instant pot.

Salmon with caramel, also known as Vietnamese salmon, make a delicious weeknight meal. It’s quickly cooked with the instant pot and served with rice, fries, or over your favorite bed of delicate vegetables.

One of my favorite ways to cook the salmon is searing in a tangy lime and ginger caramel with some Asian sauce. Usually, I make this in an oven. But when I tried to cook it in my instant pot, I found it very quickly and beautiful with wonderfully tender. The thick center-cut fillets are the best cuts who cook beautifully in the instant pot.


This recipe is quick and easy to prepare delicious vietnamese caramel instant pot.

Step 1Adjust your instant pot to the “saute” function, add collectively the oil, brown sugar, fish sauce, soy sauce, lime zest, ginger and juice, and black pepper in the instant pot and mix the ingredients. Bring to a simmer and when it starts to simmer turn off.

Step 2Put the salmon slices on the skin-sides if there still skin attached. Spoon the sauce and cover the pot. Cook for about one minute when you prefer your salmon extra well-done and after that let the pressure to release manually for about Five minutes. Then quick to release the remaining steam.

Step 3Transfer the salmon slices to the serving plate and flipping them over the browned side. Spoon the sauce over the salmon and garnish it with some chopped cilantro and scallions.

Let’s stop wasting time and get to cooking some Brown rice recipe in our instant pot!



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About this Salmon Recipe


  • 1 tablespoon: coconut oil.

  • ⅓ cup: brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons: Asian fish sauce

  • 1½ tablespoons: soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon: fresh ginger

  • Finely grated zest of 1 lime

  • Juice of ½ lime

  • ½ teaspoon: ground black pepper

  • 4 skinless salmon fillets,


Calories: 185

Total Fat: 5.5g 

Sodium: 107mg 

Potassium: 52mg 

Total Carbohydrates: 0g 

Fiber: 0g 

Sugars: 0g   

Protein: 31.7g

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Set your instant pot to “saute” function and whisk together all ingredients.

Step 2

Turn on your instant pot until the mixture starts to simmer.

Step 3

Turn off your instant pot and add the salmon slices on the skin sides.

Step 4

Cook for about 1 minute.

Step 5

Allow the pressure to release manually about 5 minutes, then let the remaining steam release.

Step 6

Transfer the salmon fillets to a serving plate. Enjoy!

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