For me, a perfect meal: salmon fillets of the most tender and seasoned with a spicy mixture and flavored with lemon . It's a low carb, protein packed, spicy and lemony recipe, just what I'm looking for to bring salmon to life!

This salmon recipe is ideal for your day-to-day life: a meal that is as easy to prepare -you make the seasoning sauce in no time- and we also make it in record time because we will make it in a pressure cooker , and in 3 minutes of cooking you will have the salmon ready.

so, we will steamed salmon and pressure in express time , a great option to maintain all the properties and flavor of salmon, in a recipe that I hope you enjoy a lot.

Steamed salmon in a slow cooker

Ingredients to make salmon

Before putting the salmon in the pot to cook it, we will season it with a most intense mixture : we will make a mixture of herbs and spices such as paprika, cayenne pepper, thyme and basil, among others, and we will give it a vibrant and intense touch of lemon.

If all this sounds good to you, to get started with the recipe you will need: salmon fillets (fresh or frozen), unsalted butter, fresh garlic, onion powder, paprika (sweet, spicy or a mixture of both depending on your preferences in terms of intensity). ), cayenne pepper, basil, salt and pepper, and lemon.


  • 3 or 4 salmon fillets
  • 4 tablespoons (about 45 g) unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika*
  • 1/2 cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons basil
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon (about 15 g) lemon juice

*You can substitute part of the sweet paprika for hot paprika, if you are looking for more intensity.

WMF garlic press , Skillet Le Creuset frying pan and Perfect WMF pressure cooker


  1. Clean the salmon and dry it with kitchen paper.
  2. Make a few small cuts or poke it with a toothpick (this will help the seasoning soak into the steak).
  3. Season both sides of the fillets with salt and pepper, and arrange them in the steam basket of the pressure cooker. Booking.
  4. In a saucepan or frying pan, place the butter and add the minced garlic with a garlic press .
  5. Then add the paprika, onion powder, cayenne pepper, and basil. Stir for 1 minute or until the butter is melted and the heat stops. Let it infuse for a few more minutes. Add the lemon juice and stir.
  6. With the help of a kitchen brush, brush the salmon with the mixture you have prepared, generously and ensuring that there is garlic and all kinds of seasoning on the fillets.
  7. Put 800 ml of water in the Perfect WMF pressure cooker (or fill the bottom with 1 finger of water), add the basket support and put the basket with the salmon inside. Cover the pot and put it on high heat.
  8. When the pressure rings come out, count 3 minutes and stop the fire. Wait for the rings to go down on their own (with the fire stopped, it will lose pressure in a very short time) and open the lid.
  9. Remove the basket from the pot and serve hot.

WMF Perfect pressure cooker with steam basket


  • You can accompany this salmon with roasted peppers, asparagus or eggplant. Also with rice you will have a very complete dish, or you can use the salmon to chop it up and serve it mixed with pasta (You will see how tasty it is!). Today, I have done it accompanied by some simple but delicious mushrooms sautéed in a pan.
  • I have made the recipe in the Perfect WMF pot , but You must follow exactly the same process and times in case of using other super-fast pots, such as the Premium either PerfectPlus .
  • At Claudia&Julia we are great lovers and specialists in fast cookers! In fact, we are so much so that we made a book of quick cooker recipes with Editorial Cupula. If you are looking for more quick cooker recipes for your day to day, I encourage you to see Cook in Express Pot . I hope you enjoy it!

recipe variants

We make the recipe in a pressure cooker, ideal for quick cooking, which is very tender and ready in just three minutes.

But you can make the salmon, after seasoning it, in a skillet (it is recommended to do it in an iron skillet or in a skillet), or also you can make baked salmon . The interesting thing in this case of doing it in the oven is that the use of lemon and butter will help it to be toasted on the outside but more tender and juicy on the inside. To do it in the oven, use a baking tray, an iron skillet.

To keep in mind if you do it in the oven:

If you do it in the oven, it will take about 15 minutes after the oven is hot, and depending on your preferences, when it is very or little done. You'll know it's done when the thickest part of the salmon flakes off when you try to separate it with a knife. Be careful when serving the salmon, do it with the help of a wide shovel to catch each fillet correctly from below or it will crumble.

In any case, do not stop making this recipe for salmon with paprika in a quick cooker, it is fast, it comes out juicy and delicious.

salmon with mushrooms

Le Creuset nonstick frying pan , WMF wooden board and Emile Henry ceramic plates


Olga said:

Oh, ¡me encanta la receta! Muchas gracias, mañana mismo la pongo en práctica. Tengo el libro y es estupendo para las recetas de siempre, y me encantará si seguís con más recetas para el día a día en olla rápida, la uso un montón, y siempre van bien ideas nuevas. ¡Gracias, chicas!

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