Instant Pot Shrimp Boil

My absolute favorite kitchen gadget is hands-down my Instant Pot.

Doesn’t this Instant Pot shrimp boil look amazing?!?! It is probably my new favorite recipe to use in my IP. 

With tender seafood, potatoes, and corn, your family will surely love this meal as much as we do, too. 

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Instant Pot Shrimp Boil

Turn on Instant Pot on to saute mode. In the insert of the Instant Pot, add butter, minced garlic, and onion. 

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Saute for a few minutes until onions have started to soften. 

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Turn off saute mode and add in some broth.

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Sprinkle in some Old Bay seasoning. 

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Squeeze in the juice of a lemon, some salt and pepper, and then stir. 

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Add in some baby potatoes. 

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Layer some corn on the cob on top of the potatoes. 

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Then, add sliced sausage on top of corn. 

Place the Instant Pot of pressure cook method and cook for 4 minutes, then do a manual quick release.

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After the steam has released, add in the shrimp and place back on pressure cook mode for an additional minute. Again, do a manual quick release to release the steam.

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Look at those beefy shrimp!

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To serve: place everything on a large baking sheet with a bit of the broth poured on top. Put a small bowl of melted butter with a sprinkle of Old Bay on the side, as well as a few wedges of lemon on the tray. Sprinkle with some minced parsley. 

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1/2 large onion, largely diced
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning, more if desired
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound baby red potatoes
  • 3 ears fresh corn on the cob, cut in thirds
  • 1 pound kielbasa sausage, sliced
  • 1 pound shrimp, fresh or frozen, with shells on

Instructions

  1. Place Instant Pot on saute mode. In the insert melt butter and add garlic and onion. Saute for a few minutes until onions have started to soften.
  2. In a measuring cup, combine broth and 1/2 teaspoon of the Old Bay, then set aside. Add remaining Old Bay into the pot with the butter mixture and stir in the salt and pepper.
  3. Pour in broth and lemon juice. Stir to combine and turn off the pot.
  4. Arrange the potatoes into the pot and layer the corn pieces on top of the potatoes. Place slices sausage pieces on top of the corn.
  5. Close the lid and set on the pressure cook method for 4 minutes. Once the cook time is over do a quick release.
  6. Put shrimp into the pot on top of the other ingredients. Close the lid and set to pressure cook on high for an additional 1 minute, followed by another quick release.
  7. To serve: place everything on a large baking sheet with a bit of the broth poured on top. Put a small bowl of melted butter with a sprinkle of Old Bay on the side, as well as a few wedges of lemon on the tray.

 

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