Instant Pot Shrimp Pasta Sauce

When you cook shrimp in the Instant Pot you end up with a delicious broth that easily becomes the most amazing pasta sauce.

When you cook shrimp in the Instant Pot you end up with a delicious broth that easily becomes the most amazing pasta sauce.

OK, we’re going to use the Instant Pot to make a delicious shrimp pasta sauce that takes just a few minutes. What you do is cook some shrimp in some liquid in the Instant Pot and then turn that liquid into a sauce. So easy and so so so good!

Put the shrimp into the Instant Pot. I use medium-sized (51-60 count) peeled and deveined shrimp. Make sure that you’re using defrosted shrimp, or follow my instructions for how to thaw shrimp quickly, if needed. Pour a half cup of water or chicken broth into the Instant Pot withthe shrimp and add one tablespoon of butter broken into pieces so that it melts and distributes more easily. Then add a clove of garlic, minced, and 1/8 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon of chili pepper flakes.

With the pressure release valve set to Sealing, set the Instant Pot to pressure cook on high pressure for one minute. Let it heat up and then pressure cook for 1 minute. Then turn the valve to Venting to do a quick pressure release. Remove the lid. Use a slotted spoon to remove the shrimp from the pot. In a small bowl mix together 1 teaspoon of cornstarch with 3 teaspoons of water until smooth. Pour it into the liquid in the Instant Pot and stir it well. Set the Instant Pot to Sauté and cook, stirring continuously, until it reaches a boil. Simmer until it thickens. Add salt to taste. Return shrimp to the Instant Pot. Stir. Serve over pasta. Easy, right?

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Instant Pot Shrimp Pasta Sauce


  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings

Description

When you cook shrimp in the Instant Pot you end up with a delicious broth that easily becomes the most amazing pasta sauce.

Ingredients

  • 24 medium shrimp (51-60 count, peeled and deveined)
  • 1/2 cup water or chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 3 tsp. water

Instructions

  1. Put shrimp, water/broth, butter, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes into Instant Pot.
  2. With pressure release valve set to Sealing, set Instant Pot to pressure cook on high for 1 minute.
  3. Allow Instant Pot to heat up and then pressure cook for 1 minute.
  4. Do a quick pressure release by turning the pressure release valve to Venting. Once the steam has all vented and the button has dropped down, remove lid.
  5. Use a slotted spoon to transfer shrimp to a plate.
  6. In a small bowl combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Add to the liquid in the Instant Pot.
  7. Set Instant Pot to Saute. Heat to a boil and then simmer until it thickens. Add salt to taste.
  8. Return shrimp to the Instant Pot. Stir to coat. Serve over pasta.
When you cook shrimp in the Instant Pot you end up with a delicious broth that easily becomes the most amazing pasta sauce.

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