Pressure Cooker Lemon and Dill Fish Packets

Parchment paper packets aren't just for your oven anymore! You can cook fish in your Instant Pot without making a mess with this easy, yummy recipe.

Pressure Cooker Lemon and Dill Fish Packets
Photo: Adam Albright
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 fish fillets


  • 2 5-6 ounce fresh or frozen tilapia or cod fillets, thawed

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 sprigs fresh dill

  • 4 slices lemon

  • 2 teaspoon butter

  • 1 cup water


  1. Rinse fish; pat dry. Place each fillet in the center of a large square of parchment paper. Sprinkle fish with the next three ingredients (through pepper); add dill. Top with lemon and butter.

  2. Bring up two opposite edges of paper; seal with a double fold. Fold remaining ends to enclose fish, leaving space for steam to build.

  3. Place a small metal rack or trivet in the bottom of a 6-quart electric pressure cooker; add the water. Place fish packets on rack.

  4. Cover with lid and lock securely. Select high pressure and set timer for 5 minutes cooking (timer will start after cooker has come up to pressure). Quick-release pressure. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Stove-Top Pressure Cooker Directions:

Using a 4- to 6-quart stove-top pressure cooker, prepare as directed through Step 3. Cover with lid and lock securely. Over high heat, bring cooker up to high (12 to 15 pounds) pressure. Reduce heat just enough to maintain steady pressure. Cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Quick-release pressure. Unlock and remove lid. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

162 Calories
6g Fat
3g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 162
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 396mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 20.9mg 105%
Calcium 190mg 15%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 687mg 15%
Folate, total 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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