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Instant Pot® Lemon Pepper Salmon

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Talk about one of the fastest and tastiest ways to make salmon! This recipe is amazing! Perfectly cooked salmon will be yours in a matter of minutes and the flavor is to die for. This dish is perfect for those of us who are trying to eat healthy (salmon is so nutritious!) and a great dish to put on your weekly meal rotation.

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Instant Pot® Lemon Pepper Salmon

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 2
Calories 208 kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Cutting Board


  • 1 pound Salmon Filet
  • 0.5 Lemon, sliced
  • 0.25 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 0.25 tsp Salt


  • Place the metal trivet inside the bowl of the Instant Pot® and then add 1 cup of water to the bottom of the pot. Place the salmon filet directly on the trivet.
  • Sprinkle the salmon with the salt and pepper and then layer the lemons on top of the fish.
  • Close the lid to the Instant Pot® and set the steamer valve to seal. Press ‘Manual and set the Instant Pot® timer to 5 minutes on high pressure.
  • When the cooking cycle is complete, open the steamer valve carefully and then open the lid. Serve the salmon right away while hot!

This recipes is good right? This is the only way I’m making salmon from now on! What about you? Let us know in the comments below!


About Amanda

My name is Amanda and I am a professional pastry chef. I have over 16 years of culinary experience and a bachelors degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. I currently live right outside New York City with my husband and two daughters who are my official taste testers and kitchen helpers. Chocolate chip cookies and ice cream are my weakness and, because I have two young kids, I need coffee every day. I love sharing my cooking passion and hope that you find some culinary inspiration here!

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One thought on “Instant Pot® Lemon Pepper Salmon

  1. Ken T says:

    Would it work to sear the filets first? Either in the IP on Sautée or in a separate Pan?
    Just to give it a slight crispness on the skin.

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