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Frozen salmon fillets are so economical, but I often forget to defrost them! This recipe calls for adding frozen salmon fillets directly to your Instant Pot® for a perfectly cooked fillet in mere minutes. I finish the salmon under the broiler for just 2 minutes with a honey-mustard glaze on top. Delicious!

Recipe Summary

20 mins
5 mins
35 mins
10 mins
2 servings


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Season frozen salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Place a trivet inside a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and pour in 1 cup of water, ensuring the water does not cover the trivet. Place fillets skin-side down on the trivet in a single layer.

  • Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 4 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions immediately after cooking time is over, about 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, mix together honey, mustard, and olive oil in a small bowl.

  • Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler to high. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Unlock and remove the Instant Pot® lid. Carefully transfer cooked fillets onto the prepared baking sheet, skin-side down. Spread 1/2 of the honey-mustard glaze over each fillet.

  • Broil salmon fillets for 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

Cook's Note:

If you want to skip the broiling step, simply serve the glaze over the salmon directly from the pressure cooker. It's just as delicious!

Nutrition Facts

389 calories; protein 33.5g; carbohydrates 10.1g; fat 23g; cholesterol 99.1mg; sodium 269.6mg. Full Nutrition