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Instant Pot Shrimp Boil


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: Serves 6 1x

Description

Quick and easy Instant Pot Shrimp Boil recipe made with potatoes, corn, shrimp, sausage, and just a few simple seasonings. If you’re looking for a seafood recipe that can be prepared in 30 minutes, you’ve come to the right place.


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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds mini potatoes
  • 1 small onion, peeled and quartered
  • 2 cups chicken or seafood stock
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 pound smoked sausage
  • 1.5 pounds deveined shell on shrimp
  • 3 ears corn
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning

Instructions

  1. Place potatoes and onion in the bowl of your instant pot. Pour the broth over the potatoes and then sprinkle 1 tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning over the potatoes. Add two bay leaves to the top.
  2. Close the lid of your Instant Pot and set the pressure cook time to 4 minutes, valve set to “sealing.” Let the pot come to pressure and cook.
  3. When the cooking time ends, use the quick pressure release. When the valve drops, remove the lid carefully.
  4. Add the sausage to the pot, on top of the potatoes, and add the shrimp. Add the corn (husks removed, washed, and broken into halves) to the top.
  5. Close the lid of your Instant Pot and set the pressure cook time to 1 minute, valve set to “sealing.” Let the pot come to pressure and cook.
  6. While it is cooking, melt the butter in the microwave in a small bowl. When melted, stir in the remaining 1 teaspoon of Old Bay Seasoning. Slice the lemon in half and slice one half into wedges.
  7. When the cooking time ends, use the quick pressure release. When the valve drops, remove the lid carefully.
  8. Dump the contents of the instant pot onto a large rimmed baking sheet. Squeeze the lemon half over the Shrimp Boil in the tray.
  9. Serve off the tray right away with the seasoned butter for dipping, additional lemon wedges, and plenty of paper towels for messy fingers.

Notes

  • I have also added 1 pound of crab legs to the last cooking time (when you add the shrimp), and it was delicious.
  • I found the super small “baby potatoes” packaged together in a bag near the other potatoes in a well-stocked grocery store. You can use any of the varieties of potatoes they might have or that you like. They should be about 1 to 2 inches across.
  • Feel free to serve this with hot sauce on the side or add some while cooking if you like a little heat.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American

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