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!)
Pressure Cooker Shrimp Boil
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
- Instant Pot 8 quart (If I didn’t already have one I would get the 8qt one in a heartbeat- I want that yogurt function!!
- Pressure Cooker Meals: Recipes, Tips, and Explanations
(I currently use the Power Pressure Cooker XL, but if I were to buy a second one, I would go with the 8 qt Fagor or 8 qt Instant Pot – my current cooker works fine, but I feel like I have to “hack the presets” to cook any recipe that’s not in the book that came with the appliance.)
Mmm- yummy! Fresh shrimp dipped in butter!
And the potatoes came out just perfect!
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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!)
- 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 the 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 cook for 2 to 4 minutes, (depending on size of the shrimp) using your kitchen timer. IMPORTANT!!! Don’t bring the pot back up to pressure and then cook for 2 to 4 minutes – just close the lid and turn it back on and let it cook for 2 to 4 minutes – according to your kitchen timer!
- 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!
TIP: Want an extra kick of spice and flavor? Sprinkle a bit of your favorite Cajun blend spice over everything just before serving! This is what they do at restaurants to make your shrimp boil so yummy (Confirmed to me by a family member who works at the Crazy Cajun in Port A!)
About the Author
Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.