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Instant Pot Shrimp 'n Grits

On a recent trip to New Orleans, Hubby and I indulged in the best shrimp and grits we've ever had.  I was determined to replicate the recipe and surprise him.
I'd see a recipe for Instant Pot boiled shrimp and was surprised to see it cooks in only 1 minute.  Yes, 1 minute.  1 minute plus my quick 'n easy grits and we'd have a delicious dinner in no time. 
I always have a bag of frozen shrimp in the freezer for a quick shrimp scampi, shrimp pasta dish or just to toss a few in a salad.  I usually saute' them on the stove but I just had to try this 1 minute Instant Pot boiled shrimp.  
  • 1-2 lbs. frozen shrimp
  • 1/2 c. water
  • Favorite seasoning (We seasoned with garlic, cajun seasoning and garlic powder)

  1. Pour frozen shrimp into Instant Pot.  Be sure to remove the rack.
  2. Pour water over shrimp
  3. Season with your favorite seasoning.  
  4. Lock your Instant Pot lid and seal valve and set to HIGH pressure for 1 minute.
  5. Quick release when done.

Dump shrimp into Instant Pot
Season with your favorite seasoning.  We love this Creole Seasoning
Add some garlic powder
To YOUR liking

And a lil' garlic
Set to 1 minute on High
Prepare the grits according to directions

The key to good grits is to stir, stir, stir.  I use a fork.  Don't know where I picked up that tidbit from but it's my tried and true technique. 

Spoon cooked grits into a bowl, top with shrimp and serve.

No Instant Pot, no problem just season and saute' shrimp.  Cook grits, spoon cooked grits in a bowl, top with shrimp and serve. It'll take a little longer than 1 minute to cook your shrimp on the stove top but I'm sure it'll taste just as great.

Have you ever prepared Shrimp 'n Grits?             

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