Oh my goodness. You have to try this amazing Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi recipe. It tastes delicious and comes on a bed of fettuccine. In fact make this restaurant quality seafood dish at home in your Instant Pot and enjoy the delicious flavours and tastes from your own home.
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what is shrimp scampi?
Shrimp scampi is a popular seafood dish that includes a lemon, garlic and butter sauce. Making shrimp scampi from scratch has never been easier and this Instant pot shrimp recipe is one my family really enjoys.
Is Shrimp Scampy Healthy?
Shrimp scampi is a healthy dish and one that is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. Shrimp has a variety of health benefits. Like most seafood, it is shrimp is a great source of protein and contains Omega-3 fatty acids along with lots of antioxidants. Whilst scampi sauce does contain butter, this recipe is a great one and when eaten with a tossed green salad or fresh pasta, you’ll get a healthy balanced meal the whole family can enjoy.
A 100g serving of shrimp scampi contains only 447 calories, 8 g of dat, 56 carbs and 37 grams of protein. Shrimp is healthier than chicken and lean beef and is a great energy boosting recipe which has vitamin D Vitamin B and Selenium.
What To Serve With Shrimp Scampi?
If you’d like to know what goes with shrimp scampi then here are several suggestions.
- A bed of fettuccine.
- Macaroni salad
- Greek Veggie Salad
- Mango Guacamole
- Potato Salad
- Roasted Asparagus
Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi on a bed of Fettuccine Noodles (serves 4)
- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: 15 minutes
- Total time: 25 minutes
INGREDIENTS fOR SHRIMP SCAMPI INSTANT POT RECIPE
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup white onion, diced
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 lb. frozen, peeled shrimp, deveined
- 12 oz fettuccine noodles, broken in half
- 3 cups chicken stock
- 1/2 whole fresh lemon, squeezed
- 1 pinch sea salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley
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How To Make instant pot shrimp scampi recipe
Turn your instant pot on sauté mode. Once it is hot, add to your pot the butter, olive oil, garlic, and white onion. Stir occasionally until your butter has melted, and your onion has softened. This should take about 3 minutes.
Add to your pot your frozen shrimp. Stir well allowing the shrimp to cook, as well as taking the flavors of the other ingredients in the pot.
Once your shrimp has cooked, remove the shrimp from the bowl. Set aside.
Add to the pot your chicken stock, water, juice from the lemon, and noodles. Mix well to prevent the noodles from sticking together.
Place the Instant Pot lid on and close the seal. Set your Instant Pot to high pressure for 6 minutes.
Once your Instant Pot is done, manually release by using a towel or hot pad to open the seal. You do this by bringing the valve toward you.
Once the steam has completely released, open your Instant Pot. Add in your shrimp to the pot and noodles. Mix well.
You can enjoy this scampi dish as is, or you can top with more lemon juice, fresh parsley, salt or pepper to taste, and/or parmesan cheese! Enjoy!
How Long Does Shrimp Stay Fresh?
Shrimp should be cooked within 24-48 hours however, to check whether your shrimp is fresh, look at the color and texture. Any shrimp which smells sour, looks dull or slimy should be discarded. Prior to cooking you can freeze shrimp for up to 4 months in the freezer. Raw shrimp should be cooked with 1-2 days after being thawed.
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!