Instant Pot Shrimp Boil
With BBQ Shrimp Rub
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…
And the AMAZING Result…
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Instant Pot Shrimp Boil with BBQ Shrimp Rub
There is possibly no better way to use corn than in this Instant Pot shrimp boil. And the spice blend is like Old Bay and BBQ had a baby.
- 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. Then 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. 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. Return lid to pot and let sit until shrimp are pink. This will take anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes. Then serve and enjoy!