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Instant Pot® Peel-and-Eat Shrimp

Rated as 4.17 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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25 m servings 186
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Pour beer into a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)). 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.


  • Cook's Note:
  • It is important to use frozen shrimp or you will end up with overcooked shrimp.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 186 calories; 7 6.4 19.4 188 825 Full nutrition

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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 reci...

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.

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 o...

Very easy and delisheous!