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Instant Pot Soy-Ginger Salmon With Broccoli

This quick and easy Instant Pot salmon with soy-ginger dressing and broccoli is a lovely, nutritious dinner meal. This is a guest recipe from The Fresh & Healthy Instant Pot Cookbook by Megan Gilmore.

Instant Pot Soy-Ginger Salmon With Broccoli

Salmon is an excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, and it comes to perfection in just minutes in the Instant Pot. Because the broccoli cooks even faster than the fish, you add it at the very end of the cooking process to ensure it doesn’t turn to mush.

Whip up this addictive soy-ginger dressing while the pot is coming to pressure for an easy 20-minute meal. Serve any extra dressing over a simple salad on the side.

This is a guest recipe from The Fresh & Healthy Instant Pot Cookbook by Megan Gilmore of Detoxinista. You can check our review of this amazing cookbook right here. Megan provides a few tips on how to make this meal paleo, gluten-free and even vegan-friendly.

Cooking Salmon From Frozen

If you want to use frozen salmon fillets, all you have to do is add 2 minutes to the cooking cycle. Takes the hassle out of thawing the fish first and makes this dish more affordable. 

Instant Pot Soy-Ginger Salmon With Broccoli

Instant Pot Soy-Ginger Salmon With Broccoli

  • Author: Megan Gilmore
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 minute + 13 minutes pressurize
  • Total Time: 18 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Entree
  • Method: Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: Asian


These soy-ginger salmon fillets are fresh and light and perfect for a healthy dinner.



1 pound wild-caught Alaskan salmon, cut into four 4-ounce fillets
Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Soy-Ginger Dressing 
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger (about 1-inch knob)
1 clove garlic
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 pound broccoli, cut into florets
Sesame seeds, for garnish
Chopped green onions, tender white and green parts only, for garnish


  1. Pour 1 cup water into the Instant Pot and arrange the handled trivet on the bottom. Place the salmon fillets on the trivet in a single layer, skin side down. Sprinkle them generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Secure the lid and move the steam release valve to Sealing. Select Manual/Pressure Cook to cook on high pressure for 0 minutes (don’t worry, the cooking actually starts during the pressure build-up and release and that’s why the timer is only set to 0 minutes). When the cooking cycle is complete, immediately move the steam release valve to Venting to quickly release the steam pressure.
  3. While the fish is cooking, make the dressing. Combine the olive oil, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic, maple syrup, and sesame oil in a blender and blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Set aside until ready to serve.
  4. When the floating valve drops, remove the lid and place the broccoli directly on top of the cooked fish. Secure the lid again and move the steam release valve to Sealing. Select Manual/Pressure Cook to cook on high pressure for 0 minutes (again, the cooking actually happens even before the timer starts). When the cooking cycle is complete, immediately move the steam release valve to Venting to quickly release the steam pressure.
  5. When the floating valve drops, remove the lid. Use tongs to transfer the steamed broccoli and salmon to serving plates. Drizzle the dressing over the top and garnish with the sesame seeds and green onions. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 days.


MAKE IT VEGAN Instead of salmon, serve the soy-ginger dressing over a bowl of steamed vegetables and brown rice to make a sushi-style bowl. Roasted red bell peppers have a similar texture to raw fish, so they make an excellent vegan substitute.

MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE Use tamari instead of soy sauce.

MAKE IT PALEO Use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce.


  • Serving Size: 1 fillet with 2 tbsp soy dressing per person
  • Calories: 395
  • Fat: 26g
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 27g

Keywords: Soy-Ginger Salmon Broccoli vegetables


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  • Reply
    November 27, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Your recipe reads to cook for 0 minutes, then cook for 0 minutes again. Please explain.

    • Reply
      November 29, 2018 at 10:05 am

      Hi Sue, the Instant Pot time setting should be set to 0 minutes in both cases. While the pressure is building up, the cooking already begins even before the timer starts. Because it is very easy to overcook salmon and broccoli, you only need 0 minutes for salmon and then 0 minutes for broccoli. The cooking itself will happen during the pressure build-up and the pressure release, which will take 10-15 minutes.

  • Reply
    S. Bennett
    November 29, 2018 at 2:20 am

    Sauce is very tasty, but II found the salmon bland. The sauce definitely adds flavor, and I would make the sauce again to serve over more heavily seasoned poached or roasted salmon. That said, the technique of IP cooking the salmon is a useful alternative to stove-top poaching, but I’ll be trying it next time with sliced onion and herbs atop the fish as I would in tea ditional poaching.

  • Reply
    December 5, 2018 at 10:21 am

    yummmm!! sounds delicious, and looks even better Thank You, for such useful information.

  • Reply
    December 26, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Would timing be the same for a frozen salmon filet

    • Reply
      Ann Fabrizio
      January 9, 2019 at 9:46 pm

      Hi Melissa, For frozen salmon try Manual button, set it for five minutes, with Quick Release

  • Reply
    Michelle McCulley
    August 27, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    If I don’t want to add the broccoli, will the salmon be done after the first round of 0 minutes?

    • Reply
      Ann Fabrizio
      September 3, 2019 at 7:54 pm

      No the salmon will not be done in 0 minutes

  • Reply
    September 12, 2019 at 1:22 am

    This is so easy and tastes wonderful! Three times i’ve Had it! A winner for sure! I serve it over coconut rice.

    • Reply
      September 20, 2019 at 10:10 am

      Thanks, Charline 🙂 Glad you liked it.

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