If you have recently received a pressure cooker as a gift but don’t quite know what to do with it, let us be the first to introduce you to your new culinary best friend. In the months and years to come, you can use it to venture into some of the easiest pressure cooker recipes and cooking styles. To begin though, let’s keep it as simple and delicious as possible with pressure cooker salmon.
The nutritional benefits of salmon make it a must for the health-conscious cook. This excellent source of protein is high in B vitamins, rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and is loaded with selenium, potassium and an antioxidant called astaxanthin. Many studies also suggest that a diet rich in salmon can help in reducing the risk of heart disease as well as leading to weight loss. Best of all, salmon is both delicious and versatile.
Making pressure cooker salmon is fast and easy. Your biggest challenge, in fact, will be in choosing which recipe to try first. As with any easy pressure cooker recipes, it is important to have at least one cup of water in your pot for steaming. After flavoring your fillets with lemon juice or chipotle paste, Place them on a trivet above the water and steam under pressure for approximately three minutes. As soon as your cooker beeps, release the pressure, being careful to protect your hands from the steam that will spurt out. Serve immediately, over rice if desired.
Pressure cooker salmon is one of those dishes that is equally at home next to lit candles at a dinner party or as the main entrée at a casual family dinner. Low in calories, fast, nutritious and scrumptious, this delicious preparation might not be the only thing you make in your pressure cooker, but we predict that you will come back to prepare it again and again.