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Instant Pot Frozen Salmon

Looking for a super-quick family dinner that is perfect for a busy weeknight? Pull out your electric pressure cooker! This Instant Pot Frozen Salmon is easy to make and great for those nights when you forget to plan ahead.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot
Servings: 4
Calories: 199.85kcal
Author: Wendy Polisi


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 pound frozen salmon filets
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped parsley


  • In a small bowl, combine the avocado oil, garlic powder, salt, red pepper flakes, and fresh ground black pepper.
  • Drizzle over the salmon filets.
  • In the bottom of your instant pot, combine the water, lemon juice, and parsley.
  • Place the trivet in your Instant Pot.
  • Place the frozen salmon filets on top of the trivet.
  • Close the lid and set to sealing. Set the Instant Pot to Manual High Pressure for 5 minutes. (Add additional time for thick or especially large filets.)
  • When the time is up, do a quick release. If you would like your salmon to be a bit more well-done, leave the lid on before removing for up to 5 minutes.


Serving: 4ounces | Calories: 199.85kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.01g | Protein: 22.79g | Fat: 10.79g | Saturated Fat: 1.53g | Cholesterol: 62.37mg | Sodium: 639.36mg | Potassium: 599.7mg | Fiber: 0.33g | Sugar: 0.44g | Vitamin A: 290.25IU | Vitamin C: 8.57mg | Calcium: 21.5mg | Iron: 1.16mg