This simple and speedy meal of Instant Pot teriyaki salmon cooked over frozen peas is one easy protein-rich dish. Serve over rice or veggies!
Most people use the Instant Pot pressure cooker for speeding up the recipes that normally take a long time, like meat or bean stews and soups. Hence, you wouldn’t normally think of cooking fish in it. However, there are plenty of ways to prepare delicious fish dishes in the pressure cooker.
Today’s teriyaki salmon and peas is one of my favourites because it’s so simple and quick. Salmon doesn’t take much time at all, and can be cooked together with frozen veggies like peas, corn or broccoli, and your preferred sauce. The whole dish is done in one pot, using a cake tin. You can use any other heat-proof round dish that can fit inside the inner pot of the IP (ideally, choose one that doesn’t leak).
We used pre-cooked and packed 2-minute rice that we turned into tasty egg fried rice side dish. It can be easily made at the same time on the stove.
We have a recipe for both the Instant Pot salmon and peas, and the egg fried rice for you today.
Note: If you can’t find teriyaki sauce, combine 3 tablespoons of soy sauce with 1 tablespoon of honey and use that instead. For a paleo friendly teriyaki sauce, try this brand.Print
- 1 cup frozen peas (can be replaced with frozen green beans, frozen broccoli, carrots etc)
- 4 small salmon fillets (or 2 larger ones, that can be done whole or cut in halves)
- 2 slices of ginger, cut into thin strips or diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, sliced thinly
- 1/2 long red chili, sliced thinly
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1/4 cup of teriyaki sauce (we like this brand)
Egg Fried Rice
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 small garlic clove, finely diced
- 2 x 2-minute pre-cooked rice packets (about 400 g of cooked rice)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt + pepper
- Add a cup of water to the Instant Pot’s inner pot and place a trivet inside. Add the peas to a round cake tin or heatproof dish that can fit inside the inner pot of the IP. Place the salmon fillets over the top. Sprinkle the fillets and peas with a pinch of salt, and the ginger, garlic and chili slices. Drizzle the teriyaki sauce over the fillets evenly; don’t worry if it spills over the peas, as that will still be our sauce when serving the dish.
- Place and lock the lead of the Instant Pot. Press Steam function key and adjust the timer to 3 minutes. After 3 beeps the Instant Pot will get to work. As soon as the timer goes off, use the quick release method to let out the pressure (simply point the steam valve on top of the lid to Venting to let off the steam). Open the lid and carefully pull out the cake tin with the salmon peas and place on a plate. Serve the salmon fillets over rice with peas and the sauce from the tin poured over the top.
- To make the egg fried rice. Place a large frying pan over medium-high heat on the stove. Add the olive oil and garlic and stir through for 20 seconds. Once it starts getting fragrant, add the pre-cooked rice from the packets and work quickly to break it apart with a spatula, stirring through the garlic and olive oil. Keep stirring it, separating the rice kernels along the way. Add a couple of tablespoons of water to the rice to steam it through as well. After about 2 minutes, spread the rice in the middle of the pan, making a little well. Crack the egg and add it to the middle of the pan, in between the rice. Scramble it with a spatula until almost cooked through, and then fold in the rice and stir through until the cooked egg is well incorporated. Season with a little salt and pepper and remove from heat.
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