How to pressure cook fish in the Instant Pot - salmon, white fish, any fish
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How to pressure cook fish in the Instant Pot - salmon, white fish, any fish

Pressure cooking fish in your Instant Pot couldn't be easier. Just follow these simple instructions and play with the flavours. This even works for frozen fish. COOK FOR ONE OR FOR 5. Use the same parcel for all the fish or different parcels for different flavours.
Parchment paper, baking parchment, baking paper, greaseproof paper... different names for the same thing.
Prep Time2 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Fish, Instant Pot


  • Dampen the parchment paper under the tap. Scrunch it up to get rid of excess moisture. Stretch it out again.
  • Place the fish inside with any other ingredients you want to add. I love using at the very least a little bit of extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and a couple of twists of the black pepper mill. Lemon is good too. Play with the flavours. How about some harissa paste or aioli?
  • 250 ml water from the cold tap in the inner pot. Trivet in place. Parcels on the trivet.
  • Make sure the sealing ring is in place properly, press it down following the circumference to make sure. Lock lid in. Steam release handle pointing to Sealing.
  • 3 minutes on Steam, steam release handle pointing to Sealing, with quick release (the quick release I tend to do 1-2 minutes later because I forget, I'm busy doing other things...).



Note: Timings for fish are always going to depend a bit on the thickness of the fillet. If your fish is really thick, you could add a bit of time