Low Country Boil
By :Chop Secrets
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Votes: 48
Rating: 4.81
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Fish & Seafood
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Basil, Beer, Corn, Sausage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 12 ounce beer or substitute same amount of water
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 3 ears corn shucked and cut into thirds
  • 1 1/2 lbs red potatoes egg-sized
  • 12-16 ounces kielbasa smoked sausage 1 package , cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp cajun or creole seasoning (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Old Bay seasoning , divided
  • 1 1/4 lbs Shrimp medium to large
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Additional Old Bay for garnish (optional)
  • Cajun seasoning for garnish (optional)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Fish & Seafood
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Basil, Beer, Corn, Sausage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 12 ounce beer or substitute same amount of water
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 3 ears corn shucked and cut into thirds
  • 1 1/2 lbs red potatoes egg-sized
  • 12-16 ounces kielbasa smoked sausage 1 package , cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp cajun or creole seasoning (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Old Bay seasoning , divided
  • 1 1/4 lbs Shrimp medium to large
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Additional Old Bay for garnish (optional)
  • Cajun seasoning for garnish (optional)
Votes: 48
Rating: 4.81
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Instructions
  1. Combine beer, water, and garlic in the pot. Stir to combine.
  2. Add corn, potatoes and sausage. Sprinkle the cajun seasoning (if using) and 1 tbsp of the Old Bay and over the top.
  3. Secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  4. Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- buttons and program the Instant Pot for 4 minutes.
  5. When the time is up, quick-release the remaining pressure.
  6. Add shrimp and sprinkle lemon juice and remaining 1 tbsp Old Bay over the top. Replace the lid and make sure the pot is still set to WARM. The residual heat will cook the shrimp. Check for doneness after 5 minutes.
  7. Use a slotted spoon to remove corn, potatoes, sausage and shrimp to a serving platter.
  8. Mix together butter and garlic powder. Pour butter mixture over the platter or serve on the side for dipping.
  9. Garnish with additional Old Bay and/or cajun seasoning. Serve warm.
Recipe Notes

*If your Instant Pot does not have a MANUAL function, use the Pressure Cook function.

39 replies
  1. Kelley_Grey
    Kelley_Grey says:

    This was something I wouldnt typically make so maybe for the right person they would love this recipe. It was good! Just not for me. One of my huge down falls was final timing on the shrimp. The recipe said to add after for 5 mins on warm after you’ve released the steam. It took 20 mins and the shrimp was defrosted and set out of the fridge for over an over. Overall took maybe an hour. Easy but longer than expected.

  2. Mrs.RAJ
    Mrs.RAJ says:

    This came out perfect. Didn’t use the cajun spice to avoid being overly spicy due to 4 yr old consumming, but should have. Used low sodium old bay to reduce sodium. Used golden potatoes insteaad of red, husband purchased wrong size potatoes had to cook separately 4 min.

  3. Klgober
    Klgober says:

    This is a great recipe! My whole family of picky eaters enjoyed it. Not a fan of beer, so I substituted the beer with low sodium chicken stock. The final timing on cooking the shrimp was way off. It took at least 20 mins for the shrimp to be fully cooked. Next time I will take everything out and then put the shrimp in the liquid to cook.

  4. Judyjl
    Judyjl says:

    This was the worst recipe in regards to the written instructions. I restarted it two times and the potatoes were still hard. What am I doing wrong?

  5. Jborud
    Jborud says:

    Turned out fabtastic. Only change was the shrimp didnt cook real wellwith residual heat but set pot for 2 min pressure cook after adding shrimp and they turned out perfect.

  6. DariusKristenNabers
    DariusKristenNabers says:

    Not bad. Simple to make love the sausage. Had to pressure cook again after sausage to get shrimp cooked right.

  7. kjo4jc
    kjo4jc says:

    I didnt realize shrimp were precooked in recipe. I bought large tiger shrimp. To cook I just peeled, deveined, and did steam normal for 2min with instant release using a stainless steel bowl on a trivet.
    Then just followed recipe from there.

  8. StefPape
    StefPape says:

    ABSOLUTELY amazing! I added whole baby bella mushrooms, which added more things to eat but not the flavor. Gave this recipe to my grandma and she absolutely loved it too!!

  9. MBowers
    MBowers says:

    We really liked it. Good flavor. I did cut my potatoes in half as needed. Used thawed frozen peeled and precooked shrimp. They were perfect after the 5 minutes as stated. My hubby thought maybe try using the rack to keep corn off bottom. But I’ll definitely being making it again. Looking forward to the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

  10. JulieJo
    JulieJo says:

    The only reason I didnt give this 5 stars is that “cooking” the shrimp in the warm cycle didn’t get it done. I would recommend cutting the potato/corn cook time by a couple minutes, then adding the raw shrimp and pressure cooking on high for 3-5 minutes depending on the size and temperature of your shrimp.

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