Today, allow me to share with you everyone’s favourite Instant Pot Seafood Boil that can be made so easily and effortlessly right in your pressure cooker in just 20 minutes!
Have you heard of Instant Pot? If you’re looking to whip up a quick meal but don’t want to use a microwave, Instant Pot is the solution for you. Instant Pot is the reverse of a slow cooker. With high pressure cooking taking place within the pot, it heats up and cooks your meal up in no time. This countertop multi-cooker can do wonders in your kitchen. It functions as a:
- Slow cooker
- Pressure cooker
- Rice cooker
- Grain Maker
- Sous Vide
You can even bake cheesecakes with this pot! I just LOVE my Instant Pot.
Recipe for Instant Pot Seafood Boil
Serving: 6 to 8 persons
- 700 grams of baby potatoes, washed and cut into halves
- 2 links of kielbasa (Polish sausages), cut in 1″ thick pieces
- 1/2 medium sweet onion, chopped
- 4 teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning, divided
- 1 lemon, cut in half and juiced, the other half cut in wedges
- 2 bay leaves
- 4 ears of corn, cut in thirds
- 2 cups of seafood or chicken stock
- 700 grams of medium shrimp, de-veined and de-shelled, with only the tail intact
- 900 grams of cleaned and washed mussels
- 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped
- Place potatoes, kielbasa, onions, 3 teaspoons of Old Bay seasoning, juice of half a lemon and bay leaves into a 6-qt Instant Pot. Stir until well combined. Top with corns and stock.
- Put on the lid, be sure to turn the knob to sealing position. Select manual setting, adjust pressure to high, and set time for 5 minutes. When it’s done cooking, quick release pressure according to the manufacturer’s directions. Press keep warm.
- Take everything (except the liquid) out of the pot and place it in a large dish and keep warm.
- Add mussels and shrimps. Once again, select manual setting, adjust pressure to high, and set time for 1 minute. When it finishes cooking, quick release pressure according to manufacturer’s directions.
- Melt butter in a small skillet over medium-low heat, stir in garlic and remaining 1 teaspoon Old bay seasoning until fragrant, for about 1 to 2 minutes.
- Time to assemble the dish. Apply layers of baking sheets on the table, spoon out all the seafood, potatoes, kielbasa and corns on it.
- Drizzle with the butter mixture, garnish with parsley and lemon wedges. Enjoy!
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