Hot and Sour Salmon Soup


Preparation info
  • Makes:

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      30 min

Appears in
Instant Pot Asian Pressure Cooker Meals: Fast, Fresh & Affordable

By Patricia Tanumihardja

Published 2020

  • About

Filipino cuisine values sourness. Whether from vinegar, citrus or unripe fruits, sourness adds sparkle, helping balance intensely fishy flavors and rich, fatty meats. You can use pork or other seafood in this dish, but I love using salmon heads. Not only are salmon heads cheap, the cheeks are tender and tasty.


  • 1 salmon head (about 1½ pounds/720 g)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small


  1. Cut the salmon head in half, or have the fishmonger do this. Wash well to remove any blood or gills. Gills will ruin the broth by making it bitter and cloudy.
  2. Select SAUTÉ and set to HIGH/MORE. Add the oil. When the pot is hot, add the garlic and onion, and stir and cook until the onion has softened, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add the salmon head, and sear on each