I have a smoker and regularly make hot smoked salmon. I love my smoker and I wished my mom could have the same thing, she doesn't have a smoker. She does, however, have an instant pot pressure cooker and I decided I would try to find a way she could make the salmon I make here but there, without a smoker. I think I've done it.
TRACY'S HOT SMOKED SALMON,
INDOORS, IN A PRESSURE COOKER
Salmon, with skin, in 1 inch pieces
salt, sugar, pinch of cinnamon
Pecan or hickory chips
Method:Cut the salmon into 1 inch pieces
Sprinkle fish with equal amounts of sugar and salt and sprinkle a little cinnamon, leave to dry at room temperature.
Make foil packet, open, with dry wood chips
Set pressure cooker to saute, put open foil packet with chips in it on the bottom of the liner pot, let heat and cycle through hot/on for the 30 mins setting. close lid
When cycle finishes, open lid, pour one generous tablespoon of water on the hot chips.
Put trivet and plate with salmon in the pot, close lid.
Time for 11 minutes.
Open, remove salmon, shut off pot.
I've done this a number of times and it's delicious and I am thrilled that I can cook for my mom in another country, even though she doesn't have a smoker but we both have pressure cookers :)