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4.75 from 4 votes

Butter Herb Instant Pot Salmon

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Author: Lorie Yarro


  • 1 lb salmon, fresh or frozen (can be cut into filets)
  • 3/4 c water
  • 2-3 T butter
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dill
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • lemon for serving (optional)


  • Pour water into pressure cooker and place steam rack in pot. Spray rack with cooking oil.
  • Place salmon on top of rack. Season with salt, pepper, garlic, and herbs. Cut the butter into 1/4 in. pieces and spread on top of salmon.
  • Close Instant Pot and lock, set vent to sealing. Set to pressure cook on manual at 5-6 minutes for frozen or 3-4 minutes for fresh. 
  • When cooking cycle is done, do a quick release on your instant pot to release remaining pressure. Remove salmon and serve as desired with a squeeze of lemon! Refrigerate any leftovers.