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Instant Pot Shrimp

Learn how to make Instant Pot Shrimp with 4 pantry ingredients! Toasted Garlic Butter Shrimp is super quick and easy to make, yet so deliciously addictive to eat. You'll love these buttery, garlicky, sweet-savory-umami, bouncy shrimp.
Servings 4
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 14 (½lb or 230g) 26/30 shrimp , thawed
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter or olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons (10ml) - 1 tablespoon (15ml) regular soy sauce
  • 6 (27g) garlic cloves , minced
  • Optional garnish: Italian parsley , finely chopped


  • Prepare Ingredients & Thaw Frozen Shrimp: If your shrimp are frozen, place shrimp in a large mixing bowl, then thaw under cold water while you prepare other ingredients.
    Finely mince garlic, and finely chop Italian parsley. Drain and pat dry the shrimp with a paper towel.
    thaw frozen shrimp
  • Cook Shrimp in Instant Pot: Use “Sauté More” to heat up Instant Pot. Wait until the Instant Pot says "HOT".
    Melt 2 tbsp (28g) unsalted butter or olive oil in the inner pot, and ensure to coat the unsalted butter or oil all over the whole bottom of the pot.
    Add the shrimp in Instant Pot, and make sure all the shrimp are directly touching the pot. You don't have to stir the shrimp. Let the shrimp cook for 2 minutes on one side before flipping them over, then cook the other side for 1.5 minutes.
    *Cooking Time: If your shrimp are bigger or smaller than 26/30, increase or decrease your cooking time according to the size of your shrimp.
    shrimp in Instant Pot
  • Add Garlic & Soy Sauce: Add minced garlic and 2 tsp (10ml) - 1 tbsp (15ml) regular soy sauce in Instant Pot. With a wooden spoon, saute and scrub all the flavorful brown bits off the bottom. Do this for 30 seconds, then we're done!
    frozen shrimp instant pot
  • Taste, Garnish, & Serve Shrimp: Taste one of the shrimp to make sure it's seasoned & cooked properly. Quickly pour them on a serving plate to avoid overcooking the shrimp. Garnish shrimp with finely chopped Italian parsley. Enjoy!


Soy Sauce: We provided a range of 2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon of Regular Soy Sauce because the best amount to use varies depending on your bottle of soy sauce. Every batch of soy sauce (even with the same brand) can vary in flavor, aroma, texture, thickness. So it's best to taste & adjust according to the saltiness of your bottle of soy sauce.
Can I Make these Shrimp on Stovetop? Yes! You can follow the steps and cook the shrimp on the stovetop over medium heat.
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Author: Amy + Jacky
Calories: 131kcal


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 616mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 1mg