Instant Pot Peel-and-Eat Shrimp


Peel-and-eat shrimp is easy to do on the stovetop but even easier in your Instant Pot. Not only do you not have to wait for the pot of water to boil, you also don't need a lot of liquid, which means way less seasoning is needed to flavor. Serve with crusty bread if desired.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 cup beer

  • 1 pound large raw shell-on shrimp, frozen

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®)

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • ¼ cup cocktail sauce, or to taste


  1. Pour beer into a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot). Stir in shrimp, butter, and seafood seasoning. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 2 minutes. Allow 10 minutes for pressure to build.

  2. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir in parsley.

  3. Transfer shrimp to serving plates and serve with cocktail sauce for dipping.


It is important to use frozen shrimp or you will end up with overcooked shrimp.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

186 Calories
7g Fat
6g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 186
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 188mg 63%
Sodium 825mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 213mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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