Instant Pot Garlic & Herb Cod {Keto}
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 5 minutes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
This Garlic and Herb butter sauce can be used with any fresh fish, but we especially love it with cod. Also, we’ve noted the the lemon zest garnish is optional, but we highly recommend it. The lemon will bring up the flavors of the butter-herb sauce with each bite you take. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - 4 oz. cod filet
  • 1/2 - cup(s) hot water**
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 6 - Tbsp butter
  • 2 - tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 - tsp onion powder
  • 1 - tsp dried basil
  • 1 - tsp dried oregano
  • Garnish: - lemon zest**
  • Side: - salad**
  • Side: - cauliflower rice**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Cook cauliflower rice, as directed.
  2. butter in small saucepan and stir in the minced garlic, onion powder, basil, oregano.
  3. Place the hot water into the base of the insert and add a steamer rack. Place the cod fillets onto the steam rack and season with salt and pepper. Pour the butter sauce on top of each fillet. If needed, stack cod fillets in single layers until all fit into the insert.
  4. Steam valve: Sealing.
  5. Cook on: Steam for 2 minutes.
  6. Release: Natural or Quick.
  7. Add a dash of lemon zest to each piece, as optional garnish.
  8. Prepare the salad.
  9. Serve Instant Pot Garlic & Herb Cod with cauli-rice and side salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Melt 12 Tbsp butter in small saucepan and stir in 4 tsp minced garlic, 1 tsp onion powder, 2 tsp basil and 2 tsp oregano.

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

  • 4 - 4 oz. cod fillets
  • Half of the butter-herb sauce

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 transferring to pressure cooker insert with hot water. Pressure cook as directed.

Special notes

Add 5-10 minutes of pressure cooking time, if cooking from completely frozen or partially frozen. Note that preheat time and release time may vary by appliance. See for more tips and tricks.

Dairy-Free Modifications

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

Gluten-Free Modifications

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

Printable Label Recipe Title

Instant Pot Garlic & Herb Cod {Keto}

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, add hot water to Instant Pot and then add contents of baggie. Cook on high pressure for 2 minutes with sealed valve; then natural release.
Serve with cauli-rice and salad.