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easy salmon pressure cooker

Instant Pot Sesame Salmon Bowls

Instant Pot Sesame Salmon Bowls are a delicious and easy dinner, ready with just 10 minutes of prep. Packed with flavor and good for you too.
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword instant pot, pressure cooker, salmon, sesame
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 pressure cooker I'm using an Instant Pot - but any brand will work


  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or honey
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil - not included
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon sriracha
  • 2 center cut salmon filets


  • Whisk together all of the ingredients - soy sauce, water, brown sugar or honey, lime juice, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, sesame seeds, cornstarch, and sriracha - (everything except the Salmon) in the Instant Pot.
  • Add the salmon and make sure it gets covered on all sides with the sauce. Place the salmon skin side down and set
  • the Instant Pot to Pressure-Cook for 1 minute.
  • When the Instant Pot has finished, release the pressure manually (be careful, it will steam).
  • Remove the salmon and turn the Instant Pot to Saute.
  • Cook the sauce, stirring occasionally, until it has reduced and thickened-- about 2 minutes.
  • Spoon the sauce over the salmon and enjoy immediately.
  • Store any leftover salmon in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.


I like to serve this salmon over rice, garnished with green onion and lime-- but it is also delicious over a salad or pad thai noodles.