Instant Pot Buttery Salmon
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 5 minutes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Simple, yet fantastic buttery glaze that bakes right into the salmon. Mix up a basic butter compound with your favorite seasoning blend and let it melt right into the salmon, as it bakes to perfection.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) salmon fillet
  • 1 - cup(s) hot water
  • 4 - Tbsp butter
  • 2 - tsp herb seasoning blend
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Cook rice, as directed.
  2. Let the 4 Tbsp butter soften and then combine it with 2 tsp seasoning blend to make a compound.
  3. Cut salmon fillet into 4 pieces. Season with salt and pepper. Add a dollop of the butter compound onto each piece of salmon fillet.
  4. Place the hot water into the base of the insert and add a steamer rack. Place the salmon with dollop of herbed butter on top onto the steam rack. If needed, stack salmon fillets in single layers until all fit into the insert.
  5. Steam valve: Sealing.
  6. Cook on: Steam for 2 minutes.
  7. Release: Natural or Quick.
  8. Prepare veggies.
  9. Serve Instant Pot Buttery Salmon with rice and veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Cut 2 lbs. of salmon fillet into 8 pieces.
  2. Let the 8 Tbsp butter soften and then combine it with 4 tsp seasoning blend to make a compound.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie in a round bowl/dish, add the following ingredients:

  • 4 salmon pieces
  • Salt and pepper
  • Dollop of butter compound on each salmon piece

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before adding contents of bag plus water to electric pressure cooker insert. Pressure cook as directed using the steam rack.

Special notes

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Add 5-10 minutes of pressure cooking time, if cooking from completely frozen or mostly frozen. Note that preheat time and release time may vary by appliance.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when you use margarine instead of butter.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Instant Pot Buttery Salmon

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, add hot water to Instant Pot and then add contents of baggie. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes with sealed valve; then natural release.
Serve with rice and veggies.

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