Instant Pot Halibut


This time we are making a delicious Instant Pot Halibut in Green Sauce.

This fish looks very fancy, but believe me, you can make it easily using your Instant Pot Air Fryer.

If you don’t have one, you can also pressure cook – just follow the instructions below.

Simple ingredients and only 15 minutes total – that’s all you need!

Low-carb, ketogenic and healthy recipe – perfect for a balance diet.

Instant Pot Halibut Recipe Video

Can I make it without Air Fryer Lid?

Yes, of course! Just follow simple steps.

  1. Follow the recipe card and marinate the halibut fillets.
  2. Cover the fish with foil packet and place it on top of the trivet.
  3. Pour water inside the Instant Pot and place a trivet on the bottom.
  4. Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.
  5. When cooking time is complete, wait for a natural pressure release.
  6. Open the lid and enjoy.

Alternatively, you can use the oven for the broiling mission 🙂

Instant Pot Halibut

What fish can I use?

Add white fish of your choice:





How to serve

Serve this recipe with roasted cherry tomatoes as a light entree.

For a complete meal, here are some more options:

Instant Pot Cauliflower Mash

Instant Pot Quinoa

Instant Pot Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash

How to make

Gather the necessary ingredients.

Instant Pot Halibut

In a bowl mix lemon juice, paprika, salt, pepper, and, olive oil.

Instant Pot Halibut

Place halibut fillets and marinate with the mixture and green sauce.

Instant Pot Halibut

Place a fryer basket in the pot and transfer marinated halibut fillets to it.

Cover the pot with an air fryer lid.

BAKE at 395F for 8 minutes.

Instant Pot Halibut

Dish out and enjoy.

Instant Pot Halibut


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Instant Pot Halibut

4.07 from 62 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: halibut fillets, halibut in green sauce
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup green sauce
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt paprika
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 6 oz halibut fillets
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • In a bowl mix lemon juice, paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder, salt paprika and olive oil.
  • Marinate the halibut fillets with the mixture.
  • Spread green sauce over the fillets.
  • Place the fillets inside a bowl that fits your Instant Pot.
  • Place the air fryer basket inside the Instant Pot.
  • Place the bowl with the halibut fillets inside the air fryer basket and cover the pot with the air fryer lid.
  • BAKE at 395 °F for 8 minutes.
  • Open the lid, dish out and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 155kcal Carbohydrates: 3g Protein: 16g Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 42mg Sodium: 2018mg Potassium: 456mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 150IU Vitamin C: 25mg Calcium: 24mg Iron: 1mg


This recipe is part of our 1001 Instant Pot recipes project, a huge collection of free, easy and delicious recipes.

4 thoughts on “Instant Pot Halibut

  1. I made this halibut tonight. It was so moist & cooked beautifully. However, the avocado mixture remained a paste & didn’t become a sauce.

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