Instant Pot Shrimp Boil

ONE OF MY MOST POPULAR AND REQUESTED DISHES!

Prepare yourself for a shrimp boil I’ve thrown together that’s SO tasty, SO out-of-this-world and SO easy, you’ll be making this one often!

It’s almost a JOKE how easy this is to make thanks to the Instant Pot!  In fact, none of my friends believed me until I showed them!

As soon as you dig into this Crustacean Classic, you’ll feel like you’re siting on the docks of Maine or walking down the streets of The Big Easy!

Here’s How I Made It!:

Start off by adding some chicken broth to the Instant Pot…

…along with some Zatarain’s!

BUT only use a splash of it because a little goes a LONG way!

Next, we’ll add in some Old Bay seasoning…

…some crushed red pepper flakes…

…a little salt…

…and some ground black pepper.

Give everything a nice good stir.

Now let’s add in an onion cut into large chunks…

 …and some crushed garlic. (You can also add some red bliss potatoes if you’d like but I left them out).

Add about six pieces of frozen corn on the cob…

…and some sliced up andouille (or any zesty) sausage…

…right in the middle of the corn.

Top it off with some frozen shrimp.  Secure the lid and cook at high pressure.

Once done, life is going to get a little better.

Did I lie?  Things just don’t come any easier (or tastier) than this instant classic!  

Enjoy with the whole family!

Yield: 6

Instant Pot Shrimp Boil

Instant Pot Shrimp Boil

When I tell you this Shrimp Boil is one of the easiest and most raved-about things you'll make in your Instant Pot, I ain't lyin'.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of chicken broth (I use 1 cup of water mixed with 1 tsp of Chicken Better Than Bouillon)
  • A splash of Crab & Shrimp Boil (I use Zatarain’s. Totally optional to add this though – it just adds some more flair!
  • 1 tablespoon [Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red peppers (use less if you want it to be less spicy)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • A few sprinkles of black pepper
  • 1 sweet or Vidalia onion, cut in chunks
  • 3 tablespoons of crushed garlic
  • 6 frozen half corn-on-the-cobs (usually come in a pack of 6 or 8)
  • 12 ounce package (fully cooked) sausage of your choice, cut into about 1/2 inch slices (I used Chicken Jalapeño, but many prefer Andouille)
  • 2 pounds of frozen shrimp (deveined, uncooked and in shells)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to the Instant Pot (in order listed)
  2. Hit “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” High Pressure for 0 (yes, ZERO) minutes, Quick Release – SET A SEPARATE TIMER FOR 35 MINUTES!
  3. Serve in bowls with some delicious crusty bread to dip into the broth or to put your peeled shrimp on
  4. Enjoy!

Jeffrey's Tips

Since we have frozen corn cobs and frozen shrimp in the pot, this will likely take 35 minutes just to come to pressure. And it may not even come to pressure and just turn to the “L0:00” (or “00:00”) setting after 35 minutes – WHICH IS TOTALLY FINE! If that happens, and the pin never goes up, just open the lid without a need for a Quick Release. It will be done!

Want potatoes too to make it more traditional?  Add a few red bliss in there and cook with everything else!

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