Honey Glazed Salmon

Cuisinart original


While the Cuisinart Pressure Cooker may cook food very quickly, its low pressure setting is gentle enough for delicate items such as fish. In this recipe, salmon cooks perfectly in just a few minutes. Plus, a touch of sweetness and Asian flavors will appeal to even the pickiest eaters.

Pressure Cooking Time: 4 minutes

Approximate Total Time: 15 minutes




¼ teaspoon kosher salt

1 pound salmon filet, about 1½ inches thick

Freshly ground black pepper

½ cup water

2 tablespoons honey

1½ tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

1 teaspoon mirin

1 garlic clove, smashed

1 tablespoon oil

1 1-inch piece ginger, grated

1 green onion, thinly sliced for serving

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (based on 3 servings):

Calories 278 (30% from fat) | carb. 15g | pro. 33g | fat 9g | sat. fat 2g | chol. 68mg | sod. 414mg | calc. 64mg | fiber 0g


1. Season salmon with the salt and pepper. In a small bowl, whisk together the water, honey, soy sauce, mirin and garlic. Reserve.

2. Put the oil into the pressure cooker and heat over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the salmon, flesh side down and brown for 2 minutes. Remove pressure cooker from heat and add water mixture to the pot with the salmon.

3. Secure the lid and select Low pressure. Turn heat to high until pressure cooker reaches full pressure. Reduce temperature to maintain pressure* and set a timer for 4 minutes (for medium-cooked salmon).

4. When time expires, release pressure by selecting quick pressure release. When the red safety valve drops, remove lid and transfer salmon to a serving plate, flesh side up. Return pressure cooker to the heat, add the grated ginger, and reduce cooking liquid until it thickens. Spoon the reduced cooking liquid over salmon and sprinkle with sliced onions.

* Unit reaches full pressure when red safety valve pops up and steam releases continuously from the pressure release valve. Regulate pressure by reducing temperature to medium/medium-low to maintain full pressure. There should be slight steam and consistent hissing from the pressure release valve.

Keep a close eye on the pressure cooker when cooking. Some adjustment of temperature may be necessary to maintain pressure.