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a slice of cooked sesame salmon on a plate with rice

Instant Pot Sesame Salmon

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
A tasty salmon recipe that cooks in the Instant Pot quickly and easily!
5 from 4 votes


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce , or tamari
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, or honey
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha
  • 2 center cut salmon filets
  • 1 cup snow or snap peas, optional


  • Whisk together all of the ingredients (except the Salmon) in the Instant Pot. Add the salmon skin side down and make sure it gets covered on all sides with the sauce. Set the Instant Pot to Pressure-Cook for 1 minute.
  • When the Instant Pot has finished, release the pressure manually (be careful, it will steam). Remove the salmon and turn the Instant Pot to Saute. Add the peas and cook the sauce, stirring occasionally, until it has reduced and thickened-- about 2 minutes.
  • Spoon the sauce over the salmon and enjoy immediately.
  • Store any leftover salmon in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.


  • Salmon Filets: Fresh works best, but you can also use frozen salmon directly from the freezer. If using frozen, increase the cook time by 2 minutes.
  • Soy Sauce: Use tamari or coconut aminos instead of soy sauce, if needed.
  • Sweetener: Use honey or brown sugar. You can also substitute with maple syrup or agave.


Calories: 386kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 37g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 1170mg, Potassium: 1047mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 619IU, Vitamin C: 40mg, Calcium: 77mg, Iron: 3mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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