Instant Pot® Steamed Sea Bass

Perfectly steamed sea bass made simple in the Instant Pot®. Feel free to experiment with different flavor combinations but this method for preparing the fish will take all of the guesswork out for you.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 2 cups water

  • 1 (1 pound) whole sea bass, cleaned and scaled

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 2 green onions, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon ginger puree

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic


  1. Pour water into the pot of a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and place a steamer basket inside. Place sea bass in the steamer basket. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 5 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk soy sauce, green onions, sesame oil, ginger puree, and garlic together in a small saucepan. Heat over low heat and keep warm until fish is ready.

  3. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minute.

  4. Transfer fish to a serving platter. Pour sauce over the fish and serve.

Cook's Note:

Ginger puree can be found in tubes in the produce section of your grocery store.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

148 Calories
5g Fat
3g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 148
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 984mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 368mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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