An easy, delicious Instant Pot Shrimp Boil with shrimp, potatoes, sausage and corn and an irresistible BBQ spice blend.
A perfect summer time recipe that can also be enjoyed year round.
I don’t know about you, but I spend most of the summer doing my best to cook as much summertime produce as possible. Sure, with our worldwide economy, you can get corn and watermelon year-round. But only during the summer is corn super fresh and (at times) $0.25 an ear! Well, IMHO, there is probably no better way to use corn than in this Instant Pot shrimp boil!
It’s like Old Bay had a baby with BBQ!
While the real beauty of this recipe might be in its simplicity (you literally mix up some spices and dump everything in the pot), I think you’ll agree that the flavor takes it to a new level. Sure, everybody loves old bay, but it really is kind of one flavor and not very interesting. Well, in this recipe we use a blend of spices that work so well together that you’ll be tempted to drink the broth. But do not do that! Just pour some extra on top. Lol…
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Instant Pot Shrimp Boil with BBQ Shrimp Rub
- 1 Tbsp. smoked paprika
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 2 tsp. sea salt
- 2 tsp. ground celery seed
- 2 tsp. ground coriander
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. chipotle powder
- 2 tsp. brown sugar
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 lb. smoked sausage sliced, 2-inch pieces
- 1.5 lbs. baby new potatoes
- 3 ears of corn cut in thirds
- 1 lb. shrimp 21/25, deveined, peel-on
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
- Add all seasonings to a small bowl. Using a whisk (or fork), combine all spices – making sure to break up the brown sugar.
- Add chicken broth and 1 tablespoon of seasoning mix to pot. Next, add sausage, potatoes, and corn to pot and give a good mix. Lock lid and cook for 4 minutes at high pressure.
- Meanwhile – defrost shrimp (if frozen) in cold water, then drain completely.
- Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure. Switch back to sauté setting to bring up to a boil. Add lemon juice, butter, and one more tablespoon of seasoning mix. Mix well, making sure that butter melts in liquid below.
- Finally, add shrimp and remaining seasoning mix, making sure shrimp are submerged in liquid. You may need to remove some corn, potatoes, and/or sausage in order to do this. Switch back to "keep warm", return lid to pot, and let sit until shrimp are pink. This will take anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes. Then serve and enjoy!