steamed herbed salmon on a plate with lemon slices

Instant Pot Herbed Lemon Salmon

Salmon with an herbed compound butter with lemon slices steamed to perfection in the Instant Pot! A wonderul date night dinner or meal prep lunch that is perfectly seasoned with fresh herbs, garlic, and butter. On the table in under 30 minutes you won't believe your tastebuds when they tell you this was out of a pressure cooker! #instantpotsalmon #instantpotfish #mealprep #mondayismeatloaf
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 448kcal
Author Tina


  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter 1/8 cup
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh herbs (rosemary, parsely, and basil) finely chopped
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 salmon filets
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1 cup water for cooking in the Instant Pot
  • 1 tsp dill put in cooking water


  • Soften butter then combine with garlic, herbs, and pepper to taste. Place in freezer for 15 minutes. 
  • Place filets on foil then salt and pepper to taste. Take chunks of compound butter, and place on top filets. Squeeze a few drops of fresh lemon juice on salmon then lay a few thin slices on top. Curl up sides of foil but do not cover the top. 
  • Add the rack that came with the Instant Pot in the inner pot. Add one cup of water to the inner pot with the dill. Place the foiled salmon on top of the rack.
  • Seal the lid to the Instant Pot, and cook for three minutes on high pressure. Once finished do a quick release according to your manufacturer's instructions. 
  • Serve immediately or store up to three days in an airtight container. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 854mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 1095IU | Vitamin C: 9.3mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.6mg