Instant Pot Zesty Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi in the Electric Pressure Cooker

It’s almost too easy. While your pasta is cooking in an Instant Pot , you can whip up this creamy, garlicky, buttery shrimp scampi. Pair it with steamed broccoli and garlic bread, and you’ll never order it out again!

Instant Pot Zesty Shrimp Scampi

Zesty Shrimp Scampi in the Electric Pressure Cooker

8 oz. linguine or angel hair pasta, broken into thirds
broth, for cooking pasta
¼ cup unsalted butter
1 tsp. creole or Cajun seasoning
½ – 1 tsp. red pepper flakes, depending on how spicy you prefer
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 lb. medium raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
¼ cup white wine (may substitute broth, if preferred)
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
chopped fresh Italian parsley
zest of ½ lemon
1 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese

Shrimp Scampi in the EPC

Using the saute setting on the Instant Pot, add the pasta, pouring in the broth, covering the pasta by 1 inch. Bring the broth to a boil, then  lock the Instant Pot lid into place. Choose the high pressure setting for 5 minutes, bringing the Instant Pot up to full pressure. When the timer sounds, perform a quick release to remove all pressure from Instant Pot. If needed drain the pasta, though this isn’t typically needed, then the pasta to the Instant Pot, tossing it with just a bit of olive oil; keep warm.

Meanwhile, in a large sauté pan or skillet over medium high heat, melt the butter, adding the seasonings, garlic, and shrimp.  Stir in wine and lemon juice, bringing it to a simmer, cooking just until the shrimp turn from grey in color to pink; immediately remove from the heat, stirring in the cooked pasta and ½ cup of the Parmesan, tossing gently to combine.  Serve at once, topped with the remaining Parmesan, lemon zest, and fresh parsley; season to taste with salt and pepper.

 

Shrimp Scampi in the EPC

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Chef Alli

 

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Instant Pot Zesty Shrimp Scampi

It's almost too easy. While the pasta is cooking in your Instant Pot , you can whip up this creamy, garlicky, buttery shrimp scampi in just minutes. Pair it with steamed broccoli and garlic bread, and you'll never order it out again!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Cajun, Creole
Keyword instant pot, Pasta, Seafood, shrimp, skillet meal
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. linguine or angel hair pasta, broken into thirds
  • broth, for cooking the pasta
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp. creole or Cajun seasoning
  • ½ - 1 tsp. red pepper flakes, or to your personal taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 lb. medium raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ¼ cup white wine, may substitute broth, if needed
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • zest of ½ lemon
  • 1 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Using the saute setting on the Instant Pot, place the pasta into the pot, adding enough broth that the pasta is fully covered by 1 inch; bring the broth to a low boil. Lock the Instant Pot lid into place; choose the high pressure setting for 5 minutes, bringing it to full pressure.

    When the timer sounds, perform a quick release to remove all the pressure from the Instant Pot, draining the pasta, if needed, though this is not typical. Toss the pasta with a bit of olive oil, covering the pot with the lid just to keep the pasta warm.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large sauté pan or skillet over medium high heat, melt g=the butter, adding the seasonings, garlic, and shrimp.  Stir in the wine and lemon juice, bringing it to a high simmer, cooking the shrimp just until it turns from gray in color to pink; remove from the heat at once.

    Stir in the cooked pasta and ½ cup Parmesan, tossing gently to combine.  Serve at once, topped with the remaining Parmesan, lemon zest, and fresh parsley. Seasaon to taste with salt and pepper.

Recipe Notes

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Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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