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Instant Pot Shrimp Boil Recipe

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Instant Pot shrimp boil is always one of those quick and easy meal options. Whether it is grilled, made with pasta or put into a boil, shrimp is something you can whip up in a breeze. A traditional shrimp boil is made with fresh shrimp, potatoes, corn, and sausage all boiled in a flavorful broth.

However, the potatoes can take quite a bit of time to soften in a traditional boil. That’s why this shrimp boil Instant Pot recipe is perfect for feeding the crowds in a jiffy. Your Instant Pot will have these potatoes soft in just 8 minutes. And, everyone will love this flavorful dish. 

Instant Pot Shrimp Boil

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How do I boil in my Instant Pot?

The Instant Pot is a revolutionary kitchen appliance that can speed up cooking times by using the power of pressure. While it may seem daunting at first, operating an Instant Pot is actually quite simple.

To boil water in an Instant Pot, simply add the desired amount of water to the pot and close the lid. Then, set the pot to the “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” setting and set the timer for one minute. Once the timer goes off, open the release valve to let the steam escape.

Finally, open the lid and check to make sure that the water has reached a boiling point. If it hasn’t, simply close the lid and cook for an additional minute or two. With a little practice, you’ll be a pro at using your Instant Pot in no time!

Shrimp Boil Instant pot Ingredients

Making a shrimp boil in an Instant Pot is easy and quick, and it results in a delicious, one-pot meal. It doesn’t take a lot of work to put together a shrimp boil Instant Pot! Here is what you need:

  • 1 Tablespoon oil of choice
  • 6 medium potatoes, diced1 onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4 cobs corn, split in three
  • 6 sausage links, chopped
  • 2 cups water or beer
  • 3 Tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 cups shrimp

How to Make an Instant Pot Shrimp Boil

Making a shrimp boil in an Instant Pot is quick and easy, and the results are deliciously flavorful. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make a shrimp boil with potatoes, corn, and sausage. You can also add other vegetables to the mix, such as Brussels sprouts or green beans.

Place oil in IP and set it to the saute setting.

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Once oil is hot, add the onion and cook for two minutes.

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Stir in the garlic and cook for one minute before turning off the IP. Add the sausages. These sausages can be precooked or uncooked. If they are raw, cook them for about 5 minutes on each side before adding them to the IP. If they are precooked, simply brown them on each side in the IP before adding them to the mixture.

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Then, add the potatoes and corn in the bowl with the mixture.

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Add the Old Bay seasoning and the water. If you want to add any other seasoning, like garlic powder or onion powder, now is the time.

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Secure the lid on the pressure cooker. Then, select the manual setting and set the timer for eight minutes. Once the timer goes off, quick-release the pressure. Be careful when opening the lid, as there will be hot steam. Wait until it has dissipated before removing the food from the pressure cooker.

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Add shrimp and cook for an additional minute on the manual setting. Quick-release.

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‍I’m Telling You – This Instant Pot Shrimp Boil Recipe Is The Best!

You know what they say – when in doubt, boil it! And with this shrimp boil Instant Pot recipe, you really can’t go wrong. The beauty of this dish is that it’s so easy to make, and it’s packed full of flavor. Plus, it’s a great way to feed a crowd. Simply add your shrimp, sausage, potatoes, and corn to the Instant Pot, and let it do its thing. In just minutes, you’ll have a delicious seafood feast that everyone will love.

And if you’re feeling extra adventurous, add in some Old Bay seasoning to the mix like we did in this recipe. So whether you’re looking for an easy weeknight meal or a fun dish to share with friends, this Instant Pot shrimp boil is sure to hit the spot!

Other Instant Pot Recipes

The Instant Pot makes cooking a breeze. Not only is it simple, but you can have food on the table in half the time when compared to other cooking methods. If you liked this recipe, check out some of our other Instant Pot recipes, below! 

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INSTANT POT SHRIMP BOIL RECIPE
Shrimp Boil
Yield: 6

Instant Pot Shrimp Boil

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

The Instant Pot Shrimp Boil is a savory dish that can be serve to many and it is easy to made.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon oil of choice
  • 6 medium potatoes, diced1 onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4 cobs corn, split in three
  • 6 sausage links, chopped
  • 2 cups water or beer
  • 3 Tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 cups shrimp

Instructions

    Place oil in IP and set it to the saute setting. Once oil is hot, add the onion and cook for two minutes.

    Stir in the garlic and cook for one minute before turning off the IP. Add the sausages. Then, add the potatoes and corn. Also, add the Old Bay seasoning and the water. Secure lid and select manual setting for 8 minutes. Quick-release.

    Add shrimp and cook for an additional minute on the manual setting. Quick-release.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 417Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 1590mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 6gSugar: 6gProtein: 23g

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!

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3 Comments

    1. No, the shrimp was raw when placed into the pot to cook, and it cooks as the instant pot builds up pressure and fr 1 minute after.

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