Another favorite dish of ours by Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

Instant Pot Wild Alaska Salmon with Peanut Sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup all-natural chunky peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce or to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 wild Alaska salmon fillets preferably center-cut pieces, 6 ounces each
  • ¼ cup roasted unsalted peanuts coarsely chopped, for garnish
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro for garnish


Step 1 Make the peanut sauce

  • In the bottom of the Instant Pot, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, lime juice, peanut butter, sesame oil, grated ginger, Sriracha sauce and water. Using the sauté function, bring it to a simmer, whisk until smooth, and turn off the heat.

Step 2 Steam the salmon

  • Place the fish in the steamer basket and place the basket in the pot. Close the lid and turn the pressure valve to seal. Cook on the steam function for 1 minute. When the time is up, press “cancel” and wait 5 minutes. Release the pressure manually by moving the valve to the release position. When the pressure valve drops, open the pot. Cut into the salmon to test for doneness. If you like the salmon well done, cook for another minute using the sauté function.

Step 3 Plate, garnish and serve

  • Lift the salmon basket out of the pot and transfer it to a serving platter. If the sauce is very thin, reduce it by turning on the sauté function for a few minutes. Spoon the sauce over the salmon and garnish it with the peanuts and cilantro. Serve with sugar snap peas, if you like.


Nutrition Facts
Calories 802
Total fat 44g
Saturated fat 6g
Calories from fat 393
Cholesterol 253mg
Protein 94g
Carbohydrates 12g
Fiber 2g
Sodium 1001mg
Calcium 48mg
Omega-3 fatty acids 4770mg

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