Lemon Dill Salmon
By :I Love My Instant Pot Keto Diet by Sam Dillard
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Lemon and dill are the most classic flavors to complement salmon. They’re simple, yet when combined, really elevate the flavor of the fish and turn this easy meal into an elegant dinner. Pair with fresh spinach and a tablespoon of butter to complete the meal.
Votes: 15
Rating: 4.47
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Fish & Seafood
Duration less than 15 min
Diet Keto, Low Carb
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Salmon
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
2 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 salmon filets (1 inch thick, 3 ounces)
  • 1 tsp fresh dill chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 lemon sliced
Course Main Course
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Fish & Seafood
Duration less than 15 min
Diet Keto, Low Carb
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Salmon
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
2 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 salmon filets (1 inch thick, 3 ounces)
  • 1 tsp fresh dill chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 lemon sliced
Votes: 15
Rating: 4.47
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle salmon with dill, salt, and pepper. Place steam rack into Instant Pot and pour water into pot. Place salmon on steam rack, skin side down. Squeeze lemon juice over filets and put lemon slices on top. Click lid closed.
  2. Press the Steam button and adjust time to 5 minutes. When timer beeps, quick-release the pressure. Use meat thermometer to ensure fish has completely cooked to at least 145°F. Serve with additional dill and lemon slices.
22 replies
  1. jodih@new.rr.com
    jodih@new.rr.com says:

    In the overview it states the cooking technique is “pressure,” but in the directions it indicates “steam.” Which one is it? I have not made this yet so will not rate…

  2. Tyefell@gmail.com
    Tyefell@gmail.com says:

    The salmon came out very flakey and extremely dry… Is that normal? I’m thinking next time I should drizzle olive oil or even put butter on them and wrap them in foil or parchment paper? Any thoughts?

  3. Exnav29
    Exnav29 says:

    Made this last night came out well but not as pink as I would like. Put in the oven on Broil for 5 additional minutes and was to the color I prefer.

  4. Mamafoxof3
    Mamafoxof3 says:

    I make this often. I never cared for salmon before, now we have it at least ince a month. I rub a little olive oil on the filets, too.

  5. Jonandange
    Jonandange says:

    It was fairly simple and it came out very well I did knock the time down from 5 minutes to 4 so that my fish wet and dry out and it seem to work quite well I recommend very much

  6. QueenV
    QueenV says:

    Melt in your mouth tender. Needs a little more flavor.
    I had a thick piece of salmon so the 5 minutes on high pressure steam wasnt enoigh. Cooked for an additional 6 minutes on low pressure steam.

  7. Mailletsha
    Mailletsha says:

    Should we pressure cook or steam? I steamed for 5 min and it was only 130 degrees – currently steaming for another 5 min.

  8. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    The thickness and weight of the salmon will determine how long it will take. If it was less than 1 inch and 3 ounces then you would need to adjust.

  9. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Mailletsha,

    The recipe states to steam. If your salmon was frozen or a different size, that can affect the cooking time and the finished outcome. Tip: If cooking temperature is just a bit lower than the safe cooking temperature, set it to 2-5 minutes more because the meat will be cooking while re-pressurizing; which will be adding an extra 5 -15 minutes on top of the entered cooking time

  10. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Britgolf,

    Most recipes are cooked fresh unless stated. If you are using frozen instead of fresh you will have to increase the time, the amount of time depends on the recipe and if it sits above the cooking liquid you will need to significantly adjust the time compared to frozen item submerged in the cooking liquid.

  11. laceycaye
    laceycaye says:

    I used this recipe primarily as a guide for how to cook my salmon in the instant pot. It was a thin piece of salmon (maybe 1/2 inch thick at thickest point) and it following the instructions here, the salmon was cooked how perfectly. I served on a bed of pasta and veggies.

  12. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Ted1992,

    You are able to alter recipes to suit your preference. Keep in mind recipe alterations may need adjustments to the cooking time.

  13. Ladyobyrne1
    Ladyobyrne1 says:

    This was so easy, so fast and so good!! Would highly recommend. Only put water upto steam rack to steam. Came out perfect.

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