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Let the pressure cooker do all the work and make this quick and easy Instant Pot Shrimp Boil. Loaded with flavor and taste amazing.
Instant Pot Shrimp Boil Recipe:
If you love shrimp boils, then you are going to love this Instant Pot Shrimp Boil Recipe. It is loaded with potatoes, shrimp, sausage and simple seasoning.
Using the instant pot has been a game changer for my family. It has saved me money and I can take a frozen meal into a delicious family meal easily.
The ingredients cook to tender and make a crowd pleasing dinner. Pressure cook your favorite shrimp boil ingredients for an amazing seafood dinner. Instant Pot cooks this shrimp boil to perfection.
What Type of Shrimp do you Use?
The perfect shrimp to cook is the large, jumbo or colossal size shrimp. We buy the shrimp that is already peeled and deveined.
But you can cook shrimp with the peel on. I like to keep things easy, so I look for the shrimp that is already peeled. For best results, use raw shrimp when cooking in the instant pot.
- Andouille Sausage (cut into 1 inch pieces)
- Small Red Potatoes (cut in half)
- Corn on the Cob shucked, cut into smaller pieces (I cut it into thirds)
- Minced Garlic
- Old Bay Seasoning
- Lemon (cut in half)
- Chicken Broth
- Raw Shrimp (peeled and deveined with tails on)
- Butter (melted)
- Parsley Leaves (chopped)
How to Make Instant Pot Shrimp Boil:
- Step 1 – Add Ingredients – Add the potatoes, diced sausage, corn, minced garlic and old bay seasoning to the instant pot.
- Step 2 – Squeeze Lemon – Squeeze the lemon wedges halves over these ingredients. Then put the halves in the instant pot as well. Lemon juice adds so much flavor.
- Step 3 – Pour Chicken Broth – Pour the chicken broth over the ingredients. This liquid should come up about halfway up the corn. Do not stir at this point.
- Step 4 – Seal Lid and Cook – Seal and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes. After this cook time, do a quick release to release the pressure from the instant pot.
- Step 5 – Add Shrimp – Add the shrimp and gently stir in with the other ingredients. You can remove the corn if the instant pot is too full to add the shrimp. Seal and cook on high pressure for 1 minute with a quick release.
- Step 6 – Add to Sheet Pan – Strain all the ingredients and transfer to a sheet pan.
- Step 7 – Pour Butter – Pour the melted butter over all the ingredients sprinkle with chopped parsley.
- Step 8 – Serve – Serve while warm and enjoy.
What to Serve with Shrimp Boil?
Shrimp Boil can be served with many different side dishes. These are some of our favorite side dishes.
- Cornbread – You are going to love this easy homemade cornbread recipe. Making cornbread from scratch isn’t as hard as you might think. This cornbread recipe is the perfect side dish to our favorite instant pot meal.
- Coleslaw – The coleslaw recipe taste amazing and easy to make. It is so much better than store bought coleslaw. This recipe pairs perfectly with this shrimp boil.
- White Rice – Rice is one of the easiest side dishes to make. You can save a ton of time by using the instant pot. You can easily make this ahead of time and freeze.
How Long Does it Take to Cook in the Pressure Cooker:
This shrimp boil made in the pressure cooker only takes less than 6 minutes to make. The vegetables cook tender and then the jumbo shrimp is added to cook for additional minute.
This would be a great meal to prepare for the weeknight or for a crowd.
Shrimp Boil in Instant Pot Recipe Tips:
- Cutting Vegetables – When preparing this instant pot recipe, make sure to cut the vegetables about the same size. This allows everything to cook evenly.
- Adding Ingredients – When layering the ingredients in the pressure cooker, just place in the instant pot. There is no need to stir once it has been added.
- Cooking High Pressure – Cook the ingredients on high pressure and allow the pressure to release quickly. We like to make sure the tender potatoes are cooked.
- Removing Ingredients – When we remove the ingredients from the instant pot use a slotted spoon.
- Remove Corn – If you find the instant pot is too full. You can take out the corn when you add the shrimp. This will help.
- Serving – Serve the shrimp boil on a sheet pan. This is how a traditional low country boil is served. You can even place newspaper down and pour the shrimp boil on top. Make sure to serve with lemon wedges, melted butter mixture and other dipping condiments.
Shrimp Boil Recipe Instant Pot Variations Ideas:
- Shrimp – We recommend using raw shrimp in this recipe. You can also use frozen shrimp that is raw as well. We like to choose jumbo shrimp that has already been peeled. This way it is ready to eat once the shrimp cook.
- Vegetables – Feel free to choose different types of vegetables to make this recipe. You can easily use baby red potatoes, sweet corn, onions, and more. You can also add in different types of beans if you prefer.
- Seasoning – You can also change the seasoning to what you prefer. Change the seasoning to cajun seasoning, red pepper flakes and more. We even add in garlic powder for added flavor.
- Serving – When serving this shrimp boil we like to drizzle with hot sauce.
- Chicken Broth – Cook the shrimp boil ingredients in beer instead of chicken broth. This really gives the shrimp so much flavor.
- Sausage – Feel free to change the type of sausage you use. Kielbasa sausage or smoked sausage are both good options. They even have flavored sausage that will work great in this recipe.
Can you Freeze a Shrimp Boil?
This shrimp boil can be frozen if you would like. Place the cooled ingredients in a zip lock bag or freezer container and freeze. This easy recipe can be doubled to freeze for another dinner.
We like making fresh because the instant pot cooks so quickly. But you still can freeze.
How to Reheat Shrimp Boil:
If you have leftovers and want to reheat, we recommend reheating in the microwave. I would heat the shrimp separately than the vegetables. As they may not take as long to heat as the vegetables do.
How to Store Leftovers:
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. This shrimp boil can be made as a meal prep for the week. Place in individual containers and place in the fridge.
Print Recipe for Instant Pot Shrimp Boil:
Instant Pot Shrimp Boil
- 1 pound Andouille Sausage cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 1/2 pounds Small Red-Skinned Potatoes cut in half
- 3 ears corn on the cob shucked cut into smaller pieces (I cut it into thirds)
- 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
- 2 Tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
- 1 Lemon cut in half
- 4 cups Chicken Broth
- 2 pounds raw shrimp peeled and deveined with tails on
- 4 Tablespoons Butter melted
- Parsley Leaves chopped
- Add the potatoes, diced sausage, corn, minced garlic and old bay seasoning to the instant pot.
- Squeeze the lemon halves over these ingredients and put the halves in the instant pot as well.
- Pour the chicken broth over the ingredients. This broth should come up about halfway up the corn. Do not stir at this point.
- Seal and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes. After this cook time, do a quick release to release the pressure from the instant pot.
- Add the shrimp and gently stir in with the other ingredients. You can remove the corn if the instant pot is too full to add the shrimp. Seal and cook on high pressure for 1 minute with a quick release.
- Strain all the ingredients and transfer to a sheet pan.
- Pour the melted butter over all the ingredients topped with chopped parsley.
- Serve while warm and enjoy!
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