Instant Pot® Fresh Steamed Oysters with Spicy Butter

I have baked, grilled, steamed on the stovetop, and even air fried oysters, but steaming in the Instant Pot® is hands down the best method. They are easy to open up and tender without any rubbery texture whatsoever.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
20 steamed oysters


  • 1 cup water

  • 20 fresh oysters in shells, rinsed and scrubbed clean

  • 2 teaspoons Mexican-style hot sauce (such as Valentina®)

  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley flakes

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  1. Pour water into a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and set trivet inside. Place oysters on the trivet. Close and lock the lid. Select Steam function according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 2 minutes. Allow 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  2. Meanwhile, stir hot sauce and parsley into the melted butter until well combined.

  3. Release pressure using quick release according to manufacture's directions, 3 to 5 minutes.

  4. Carefully open the oysters using a spoon; set on a serving plate. Spoon butter over the top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

97 Calories
7g Fat
5g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 97
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 176mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 97mg 2%

* 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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