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Shrimp Boil in a Pressure Cooker Recipe


  • 2 cups of water or chicken stock
  • 2 bouillon cubes omit if using chicken stock
  • 1 TBS liquid shrimp & crab boil concentrated version
  • 1 TBS garlic & onion liquid shrimp & crab boil
  • 5-6 small red potatoes halved
  • 6 mini corn on the cobs
  • 1 lb smoked sausage
  • 1-2 lb raw shrimp heads removed
  • 2-3 TBS Cajun seasoning

Seafood Sauce:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1-2 TBS minced or crushed garlic
  • 1 cup boil liquid the water you boiled the shrimp & stuff in. You know.
  • 1 TBS Italian seasoning
  • 1 TBS onion powder
  • 1 TBS paprika
  • 1 TBS lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • Cajun seasoning to taste
  • 1 TBS Accent seasoning if you don’t like MSG’s don’t use this and don’t tell me about MSG’s in the comments.


  1. Pour water (or stock) and liquid crab boil into the pressure cooker
  2. Add in the bouillon cubes if you’re using water
  3. Layer in the potatoes, corn, and sausage (in that order - Momma Dee)
  4. Sprinkle 1-2 TBS Cajun seasoning on top
  5. Using the manual setting: set the cooker on HIGH and set the timer to 5 minutes.
  6. When the 5 mins are over; do a quick release of the pressure
  7. Add in the shrimp on top of everything else
  8. Squeeze the juice from half of a lemon over the shrimp and sprinkle 1 TBS Cajun seasoning on top
  9. Set the cooker on HIGH again and the timer for 1 minute.
  10. When it’s done, do a quick release again and strain 1 cup of the boiling liquid into a cup.
  11. Allow the contents of the pot to soak in the remaining liquid while making the seafood sauce

Seafood sauce:

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan
  2. Add in the garlic and sauté for 1 minute
  3. Add all remaining ingredients
  4. Stir well to combine and bring to a simmer
  5. Simmer on low for 5 minutes.
  6. Turn off the heat
  7. Two options: Use as a dipping sauce or pour the sauce over the shrimp, corn, sausage, and potatoes.
  8. Enjoy!