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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

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

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  • 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.

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

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

Cook's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts

186 calories; protein 19.4g; carbohydrates 6.4g; fat 7g; cholesterol 187.8mg; sodium 824.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2020
This is one of the best uses of my Instant Pot I've tried! So much easier than making it on the stove because you don't have to keep an eye on it, and you can have this going while you prepare other things. Set it and forget it, it basically makes itself! I love that it uses frozen shrimp and is done so quickly. Perfect for those times you have unexpected company or just want a quick mid-day snack. I used a lager for the beer and it was so good! I will be making this often and make sure to have crusty bread next time to dip into the delicious broth! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/25/2020
This just makes no sense at all. In half the time it takes to build pressure, cook, and then drop pressure. I could have made this in a pot on the stove. Same with over half the instant pot recipes. Please enlighten me if I am missing something. I have one and use it more as a slow cooker. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
04/24/2020
This just makes no sense at all. In half the time it takes to build pressure, cook, and then drop pressure. I could have made this in a pot on the stove. Same with over half the instant pot recipes. Please enlighten me if I am missing something. I have one and use it more as a slow cooker. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2020
This is one of the best uses of my Instant Pot I've tried! So much easier than making it on the stove because you don't have to keep an eye on it, and you can have this going while you prepare other things. Set it and forget it, it basically makes itself! I love that it uses frozen shrimp and is done so quickly. Perfect for those times you have unexpected company or just want a quick mid-day snack. I used a lager for the beer and it was so good! I will be making this often and make sure to have crusty bread next time to dip into the delicious broth! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2020
I doubled the recipe using 2 lbs of shrimp and it came out delicious. I then used the reserved liquid to make some rice in the instapot and it too came out tasting really good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2020
Very easy and delisheous! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2020
I made this recipe as written; however, I forgot to get cocktail sauce. Both my wife and I thought this recipe was really good without the sauce, but the shrimp would be even better with it. I would make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2020
So easy and just like bar style steamed shrimp! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2020
@Martin,my husband said the same thing. I did a taste test, he cooked it his way and I used the instantpot. Mine was actually faster and the flavor was so much better! Boiling the shrimp actually lost flavor-I was surprised! My husband is a convert. Read More