Instant pot fish recipe (frozen cod, haddock, halibut, white fish, whole fish, any fish) that is easy, and quick. This pressure cooker fish cooks in less than 5 minutes and can be cooked whole, fillet or loins, fresh, or frozen. This instant pot fish recipes post includes how to cook frozen cod in instant pot and for whole steamed fish.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: fish in pressure cooker, instant pot cod, instant pot fish, instant pot frozen fish, instant pot haddock, instant pot white fish, instant pot whole fish, pressure cooker fish
Instant pot pressure cooker
2Fish whole or filletsCod, Haddock, Tilapia, croaker, sea beam or catfish
½- 1teaspoonCayenne or black pepper
2tablespoonOilvegetable, sunflower or olive oil
Clean, pat dry and make 2 slashes in the fish (If using frozen fish, rinse the ice glaze off).
Mix oil, paprika,thyme, onion powder, ginger, stock cube, black pepper, salt and oil together to form the marinade.
Rub fresh or frozen whole fish with the marinade ensuring the inside and all parts are well covered.
Pour water in the pot of the instant pot pressure cooker, then place trivet in the pot. Arrange marinated fish in single file on the trivet.
Close the instant pot with it’s lid and turn the vent to sealing position. Set to manual pressure cook high 4 minutes and after the cook time, do a quick release.If using frozen fish, pressure cook for 6 minutes followed by quick release.
When the IP is depressurised and safe to open, take off the lid and take out the cooked fish.Serve and enjoy or move to the next step for crisp skin
Put fish in oven tray and grill at 220C for 6 minutes or till crisp. Take out serve and enjoy.
INSTANT POT FROZEN COD
Rinse cod fish or haddock under warm water to deglaze the ice.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper or apply fish marinade all over the fish. Pour a cup of water into the instant pot then place a trivet in it.
Arrange the seasoned frozen cod on the trivet.Close the instant pot with its lid, turn the knob into sealing position and pressure cook for 3 minutes then do a quick release.
Important notes in the post. If you havent read the post before jumping to recipe, do go back and read so you don’t miss out the details.Serve with sides of choice.HOW LONG TO COOK ISH IN INSTANT POT PRESSURE COOKERHow long to pressure cook fish varies on if it's fillet, whole, bone in , skin on, and the sizes. Below is a simple guide:For fresh fish or thawed fish, pressure cook on high for 2 minutes then quick release.If cooking frozen cod in instant pot, pressure cook on manual high for 3 minutes then do a quick release. Note that it takes about 5-10 minutes for the instant pot to come to pressure. This is the same cooking time for haddock, halibut, pollock, or any white fish.For bone-in skin-on whole fish, cooking time is 6 minutes pressure cooking followed by a quick release.So generally instant pot steamed fish takes between 2 -6 minutes of cooking time.