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Instant Pot Garlic Butter Salmon and Asparagus
Instant Pot Salmon and Asparagus. Loaded with garlic, butter, lemon and flavor. Only 4 minutes cook time for tender, flakey and perfect salmon.
Servings Prep Time
3 5minutes
Cook Time
4minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 5minutes
Cook Time
4minutes
Ingredients
  • 1lb Salmon Filet(cut into 3 equal pieces for Instant Pot)
  • 1lb Asparagus(small- medium stalks)
  • 1/4cup Lemon Juice
  • 3tbsp Butter(divided into 3 pats for Instant Pot)
  • 1.5tbsp garlic(minced)
  • Salt to taste
  • Red Pepper Flakes(optional)
  • Honey(optional)
Instructions
INSTANT POT DIRECTIONS:
  1. Tear off 3 large pieces of foil and lay side to side on a flat surface. Slightly curve up the edges so the lemon juice doesn’t “roll off” the sides.
  2. Divide the asparagus equally between the three foil packets.
  3. Slater each piece of salmon with 1/2 tablespoon of garlic and place directly on top of the asparagus.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice over the salmon (repeat for each salmon piece).
  5. Sprinkle salt to taste on top of the salmon.
  6. OPTIONAL- sprinkle each piece with red pepper flakes and/or drizzle with honey.
  7. Place one tablespoon of butter on top of the salmon (repeat for each salmon piece).
  8. Tightly close up each piece of foil to ensure no steam can escape.
  9. Add 1.5 cups of water to the bottom of the Instant Pot and insert the metal trivet that came with the machine.
  10. Place the 3 foil packets on top of the trivet (they can be stacked).
  11. Close the Instant Pot and make sure the valve is set to sealed.
  12. Click the “steam” button and set for 4 minutes.
  13. Once the time goes off, hit cancel and QR.
  14. Using tongs, remove the foil packets and carefully open to release the steam and stop cooking.
  15. Transfer the entire contents of the packets (including the butter sauce) to a plate.
  16. Enjoy immediately.
OVEN DIRECTIONS
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with a large piece of foil. Slightly curve up the edges so the garlic butter mixture doesn’t “roll off” the sides.
  3. Place the asparagus and salmon side by side in the middle of the foil.
  4. Place the butter in a small bowl and microwave to melt.
  5. Add the lemon juice, garlic and salt to the melted butter and stir to combine.
  6. OPTIONAL- Add the red pepper flakes and honey and stir to combine.
  7. Pour the butter mixture oven the salmon and asparagus.
  8. Tightly close the foil to ensure no steam can escape.
  9. Transfer to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  10. Carefully open the foil package to release the steam and stop cooking.
  11. Enjoy immediately.