This Easy Low Country Shrimp Boil in a pressure cooker brings together shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn in a delightfully spicy one pot meal. It’s a great way to celebrate summer and warm weather with friends and family! (and cooking it in the pressure cooker means it will be ready in minutes without having to stand over a hot stove!)
Shrimp Season on the Texas gulf coast opened back up on July 15th and there’s no better way to enjoy the fresh shrimp, than with a Low Country Shrimp Boil! (Unless you’re visiting Port A, then you should let Castaway’s fry it for you-YUM!)
I’ve been using my pressure cooker quite a bit lately and wanted to try something different (gotta get out of that all chicken, all the time rut.) Since we had fresh shrimp on hand I thought a cajun boil with the shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes would be perfect.
Don’t have a pressure cooker, but been thinking about getting one? I suggest looking at these:
- Cuisinart 6 quart pressure cooker
- Fagor 8 qt pressure cooker
- Pressure Cooker Meals: Recipes, Tips, and Explanations
Mmm- yummy! Fresh shrimp dipped in butter!
And the potatoes came out just perfect!
Low Country Shrimp Boil in a Pressure Cooker
Served my family of 4 with leftovers.
- 1 lbs red potatoes
- 2 to 3 ears of corn, cut in half
- 2 tbsp Old Bay seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 to 1.5 lbs fully cooked sausage (cut into 2 inch pieces)
- 1.5 lbs large fresh shrimp still in the shell (removing the heads is up to you)
- optional cajun seasoning to sprinkle over top when serving
- Add potatoes, corn, 2 cups water and half the seasonings to pressure cooker. Cover with lid, set pressure cooker to high and once up to pressure, cook for 5 minutes. (If using Power pressure cooker use beans/lentils setting.)
- After cooking time, do a quick pressure release. Open pressure cooker and add sausage, shrimp, 1 more cup water and sprinkle the rest of the seasonings to the top. Cover with lid, set pressure cooker to high and once up to pressure, cook for 4 minutes. (If using Power pressure cooker use beans/lentils setting.)
- Once cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release and pour into a large bowl or onto paper topped table. (If pouring onto table, you may want to remove excess liquid first.) Top with additional cajun blend spices if desired and serve with melted butter and fresh bread!
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