It’s that time of year when the beads are popping and the food gets down right spicy! It’s Mardi Gras season and what is Mardi Gras without a low country boil! This is a simple way to make a Instant Pot Low Country Boil at home in your kitchen.
Instant Pot Low Country Boil In Your Kitchen
No need for a boiler in the back yard. Don’t get me wrong those are great when your having a big party! However, if you don’t have a yard or want to make just enough to feed four this is the perfect way to make a low country boil.
In this recipe we used precooked andouille sausage from Zatarain’s. We also used Louisiana spices but we also change this up and use Slap Ya Mama. This is totally a matter of preference on what you like when it comes to seasoning.
Additionally, I only add a certain amount of seasoning when cooking in the instant pot. If a person likes theirs with a bit more spice I always leave the shaker out for them to top their own with more spice.
Corn In The Instant Pot
Specifically for the potatoes I use baby red potatoes. These are the small ones not the large red potatoes in the 5lb package. I use frozen corn however, fresh corn can be used. I would suggest if you use fresh corn then add it when you add the shrimp on the second round.
This is a great way to have two guests over with a few hurricanes (please drink responsibly) with a instant pot low country boil and some beads for added fun. This year is especially difficult to go out so make your own Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday fun at home!
Looking to add more cajun food to your instant pot list? Don’t forget to grab this recipe for instant pot red beans and rice. Pairing these together if you have two instant pots in your kitchen makes for a very good well rounded meal.
Instant Pot Low Country Boil
- 1 white onion; quartered
- 1 package baby red potatoes
- 6 mini ears of corn
- 6 to 8 cups water
- 1 1/2 tablespoon cajun seasoning
- 1 package Zatarain’s andouille sausage
- 1 pound jumbo shrimp more can be added
- Add quartered onion, potatoes, corn, and sliced andouille sausage to the pot. Mix together seasoning and 6 cups water. Pour into the pot. Add a little more water just to cover the vegetables in the pot.
- Place the lid on the pot and set valve to sealed position. Press pressure cook or manual button and set timer to 6 minutes. Once the instant pot stops counting release the pressure.
- Open the lid and add peeled and deveined shrimp to the pot. Give it a good stir and place the lid back onto the pot. Set valve to sealed position and then press pressure cook or manual button and set to 2 minutes.
- Once the pot stops counting release the pressure and it’s ready to serve with extra spice on the side.