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!)