I took one of my favorite gumbo recipes and converted it to cook in the Instant Pot®. Chock-full of shrimp, scallops, and cod, it is cooked in a roux that incorporates Louisiana beer.


Recipe Summary

30 mins
10 mins
1 hr 10 mins
30 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add butter, followed by celery, onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook and stir until vegetables are softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons flour over and stir to thoroughly coat.

  • Pour in 1 1/2 cups chicken broth while continuing to stir vegetables. Pour in beer. Set an elevated trivet on top of the mixture. Pour water and rice into a small silicone bowl and set on top of trivet. Cancel Saute mode. Seal and lock the lid into place.

  • Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 15 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes.

  • Switch to Saute function. Remove rice and trivet carefully. Add shrimp, cod, scallops, Cajun seasoning, Worcestershire, salt, thyme, and cayenne to the Instant Pot®.

  • Whisk remaining flour with remaining chicken broth in a small bowl. Pour into the pot and mix together. Stir frequently and allow to thicken and cook until shrimp are bright pink, cod is easily flaked with a fork, and scallops are opaque, 5 to 10 minutes. Serve with a scoop of rice.

Nutrition Facts

424 calories; protein 31g; carbohydrates 46.2g; fat 10.6g; cholesterol 149.3mg; sodium 2112.1mg. Full Nutrition