Instant Pot Caramel Glazed Salmon | Nik Snacks ~ Nik Snacks

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Easy, impressive and flavorful. Instant Pot Caramel Glazed Salmon is the kind of dish you make for your significant other's family when it's time to impress them. It's fool-proof and you'll make it a part of your regular rotation of meals. It's that good.

Once again, I'm inspired by NYT Cooking and this recipe is an adaptation of Melissa Clark's Pressure Cooker Vietnamese Caramel Salmon. Her recipe there is a simplified version of one that appears in one of her cookbooks. She takes it from stove and oven to pressure cooker and it all comes together in less than 20 minutes instead of 90 minutes.

It's time to eat

Believe it or not, I've simplified it even more than THAT.

Instant Pot Caramel Glazed Salmon | Nik Snacks

Instant Pot Caramel Glazed Salmon
Yield: 4 servings, 3oz to 5 oz each

4 skin-on salmon fillets (salmon steaks work too)
1 Tablespoon coconut oil or olive oil
1/3 dark brown sugar
3 Tablespoons fish sauce
3 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated
Zest of 1 lime
Juice of 1 lime (~2 Tablespoons)
salt and black pepper, to taste
sliced scallions (white and green parts, for garnish)

1. Combine the oil, brown sugar, fish sauce, soy sauce, ginger, lime zest and lime juice in a bowl. Stir to mix everything evenly.
2. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Spoon half of the caramel mixture in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Place the fish, skin side up on top of the caramel. Pour the leftover caramel over the fish.
3. Set pressure cooker to PRESSURE COOK LOW for 1 minute.
For medium-cooked fish, let the pressure cooker natural release for 5 minutes after the timer beeps. For well-done fish, let the pressure cooker natural release for 10 minutes. Manual release the steam valve the rest of the way.
4. Transfer the fish to a serving plate and spoon caramel from the pot over the fish filets and garnish with scallions.

SIDE DISH IDEAS: white or brown rice, steamed cabbage, ramen noodles, glass noodles, cucumber salad, fresh  cucumber slices, coleslaw, steamed broccoli

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