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These Steamed Shrimp Instant Pot directions are so super easy! All you need is the shrimp of your choice, some water, a steamer basket or PIP, and an Instant Pot!

It doesn’t matter if you’re cooking fresh or frozen! I’ve got the directions for you to cook shrimp in the Instant pot.

Steaming Shrimp in The Instant Pot for Other Recipes

The other day I was making Shrimp Cakes. Evidently, I didn’t even think about it beforehand, that I had no clue how I was going to cook the shrimp!

I just thought surely there’s got be a way to steam it in the instant pot!

Looking at the recipe booklet that came with the instant pot, as a result,, I saw that they have suggested cooking times! Ah hah, Eureka!

That made my job so much easier!

I made frozen raw small shrimp for the Shrimp Cakes and they were so perfect. Undoubtedly, the best part is that it only took a few minutes!

The texture was perfect, and additionally, they weren’t rubbery at all. Nevertheless, I haven’t tried this method with any other size shrimp, just to warn you! However, I’m sure it will work just fine for all sized shrimp.

Equipment Needed to Make Steamed Shrimp in the Instant Pot

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The Instruction Booklet Says…

The booklet says 1-3 minutes for fresh shrimp, and 2-4 minutes for frozen. So, I cooked about 1 1/2 lbs. for 2 minutes and they came out perfect!

Steamed Shrimp Instant Pot Directions:

Instant pot steamed shrimp on a plate with dip

Steamed Shrimp Instant Pot Directions

Yield: 3
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute

Are you looking for an easy way to cook up some delicious shrimp? In just 1-4 minutes you can cook fresh or frozen shrimp!

Ingredients

  • 1-2 cups water
  • 1 lb. fresh or frozen shrimp (peeled and deveined, preferably)

Instructions

Add water to your Instant Pot liner.

Place the shrimp into a basket, or a pot-in-pot (PIP).

Put the basket or PIP in the instant pot liner, (the PIP will need a trivet.)

Place the lid on and close it. Set the pressure valve to sealing.

For Fresh Shrimp

Cooking times will vary depending on the size of the shrimp. Small shrimp should cook for about 1 minute. Large shrimp 3 minutes, and so on…

Press the “Steam” button, and adjust the time using the (+ -) to 1-3 minutes.

For Frozen Shrimp

Cooking times will vary depending on the size of the shrimp. Small shrimp should cook for about 2 minutes. Large shrimp 4 minutes, and so on…

Press the “Steam” button, and adjust the time using the (+ -) to 2-4 minutes.

Finishing

Quick release the pressure. Make sure the float valve is down, and then open the lid.

Serve and Enjoy!

Notes

You can add Old Bay or other cajun seasoning to the water if you’d like to spice it up.

Or you can steam the shrimp as normal, and add lemon juice, after you’ve cooked them, and place melted butter on the side to dip with.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 3 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 180Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 319mgSodium 1438mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 34g

For the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional value of each ingredient yourself. These calculations are provided by a third party and are not expected to be exact. You are solely responsible for ensuring the nutritional information you use is accurate.

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Other Serving Suggestions

Steaming shrimp in the Instant Pot is quick and easy and the results are fantastic!

You can add Old Bay or a different cajun seasoning to the water if you want to spice it up!

Or you can steam the shrimp as normal, and add lemon juice, after you’ve cooked them, and place melted butter on the side to dip with.

You can also do what I did and add them to a recipe like Shrimp Cakes! Those shrimp cakes were OH SO GOOD!

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