The Instant Pot makes the most tender shrimp EVER! This recipe couldn’t be easier or faster, and with garlic and butter, it truly makes the tastiest shrimp we’ve ever had.
What Makes This Recipe So Good
- Cooking flavorful, tender shrimp has never been this simple or this fast! With just 5 ingredients, this recipe is made in under 10 minutes!
- This recipe is perfectly delicious on its own, or is great added to other recipes. Try it on top of salad, inside po’boys, or with your favorite dipping sauces.
- This shrimp recipe is low carb and keto, so it’s perfect for making to snack on or as a delicious dinner if you’re watching your carb intake.
How To Make It
The full recipe & ingredients list are below, but here you’ll find a quick overview for making this recipe perfectly, along with useful tips and info!
Place the shrimp in a medium-sized ceramic bowl that fits inside the Instant Pot. Pour the chicken stock in the Instant Pot, then place trivet over, then add the bowl of shrimp on top.
Sprinkle the garlic over, then add the butter.
Seal and cook low pressure, then quick release. Carefully remove the bowl from the Instant Pot and toss the shrimp with salt.
- Don’t cook the shrimp with the salt! Adding the salt after cooking helps ensure the shrimp stays tender.
- Make sure not to overcrowd the shrimp in the Instant Pot, or they won’t cook evenly.
- Cocktail sauce is a delicious traditional dipping sauce, but also try this shrimp with spicy mayo, comeback sauce, peanut sauce, or tartar sauce.
- Pre-peeled and deveined shrimp is super convenient, but you can also buy shrimp with the shells still on to save a few bucks. To peel a shrimp, start underneath (where the legs are). You can leave the tail on for looks or remove it, up to you. To devein, make a shallow slice in the shrimp over the black vein. Remove the vein gently with your knife and discard.
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- 1 cup chicken stock or shrimp stock
- 1 pound shrimp
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons butter cut into 4 equal pieces
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Instant Pot
- Instant Pot trivet
- ceramic bowl (must fit on trivet)
- Pour chicken stock in bottom of Instant Pot, then insert Instant Pot trivet. Place ceramic bowl on trivet, then place shrimp in ceramic bowl. Sprinkle garlic over shrimp and add pieces of butter to bowl around shrimp.
- Secure lid on Instant Pot. Set Instant Pot to Manual Low Pressure for 1-minute cook time. Instant Pot will pressurize and then cook time will begin. Once 1-minute cook time is up, carefully Quick Release pressure and remove lid.
- Carefully remove ceramic bowl from Instant Pot. Sprinkle salt over shrimp and toss to coat, then serve shrimp immediately with desired sides.
- Salt: Be sure to add after cooking, not before. Shrimp will not be tender if cooked with salt.
- Cooking notes: Make sure not to overcrowd the shrimp.
- Sauce recommendations: Cocktail sauce, spicy mayo, comeback sauce, peanut sauce, or tartar sauce.
- How to peel shrimp: Start underneath (where the legs are). You can leave the tail on for looks or remove it, up to you. To devein, make a shallow slice in the shrimp over the black vein. Remove the vein gently with your knife and discard.
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