Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Salmon is a simple recipe with tons of flavor. The salmon cooks up so moist in just 3 minutes on the “steam” setting. Serve with a side of steamed broccoli for a super delicious low carb meal.
This was my first time cooking salmon in the Instant Pot, but it won’t be my last. It cooks perfectly and so much flavor is infused into the salmon.
It only takes a few minutes to prep this Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Salmon. Add 3/4 cup of water to the bottom of the Instant Pot. Insert the steaming rack and place the salmon on it skin side down.
Brush the salmon with either melted butter or coconut oil and sprinkle with lemon pepper seasoning. Lay some fresh dill or fresh parsley on the salmon and top with lemon slices.
The combination of lemon pepper seasoning and lemon slices gives this salmon so much fresh lemon flavor.
Close the Instant Pot and set to “steam” for 3 minutes. Then do a quick release.
It’s amazing how much lemon flavor this salmon has. Leftovers taste great on a green salad.
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Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Salmon
Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Salmon is a simple recipe with tons of flavor. The salmon cooks up so moist in just 3 minutes on the "steam" setting.
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 pound salmon preferably from center of salmon (ie. thicker piece)
- 1 tablespoon melted butter or coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 sprigs fresh dill can use parsley instead
- 1 lemon thinly sliced
Pour water into inner pot of Instant Pot. Set steaming rack in the bottom with handles facing up.
Place salmon on steaming rack with skin facing down.
Drizzle salmon with the butter or coconut oil. Sprinkle with seasoning.
Place dill sprigs on top and lay lemon slices on top of dill.
Place lid on Instant Pot and make sure valve is in sealing position.
Set to steam for 3 minutes. Do a quick pressure release and remove lid.
Note: Cooking time does not include the time it takes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure.
Recipe adapted from: Wholesomelicious
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