Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi is a simple dish cooked in a wonderful buttery garlic white wine sauce. Make this a quick one-pot dinner from frozen by adding some pasta to complete the meal in under 30-minutes! Enjoy a restaurant quality dish for a weeknight meal or impress your friends at your next dinner party.
Set Instant Pot to saute function, and melt butter with olive oil. Add diced shallots to pot and saute until softened.
Add in salt, pepper, and hot red pepper flakes. Stir, and cook for a few seconds. Add in the minced garlic and cook until fragrant or about 30 seconds.
Add the white wine, and cook until reduced by half. Turn off the saute function.
Shrimp Scampi Only - No pasta
Add in the frozen shrimp, Old Bay seasoning, and ½ cup of chicken broth. Toss to coat. Add an extra ½ cup of chicken broth if more sauce is desired.
Cook on high pressure for 4-minutes followed by a quick relase.
Adding the optional pasta
If cooking with pasta, break the pasta in half. Add on top of the white wine sauce reduction in a criss cross pattern. Add the frozen shrimp with then sprinkle the Old Bay Seasoning on top. Pour three cups of broth on top, but DO NOT stir.
Cook on high pressure for 4-minutes followed by a controlled quick release
Finishing the Shrimp Scampi
Add the juice of ½ of a lemon and the parsley to the pot.
Set the Instant Pot to saute, and add the cornstarch slurry to thicken if desired.
Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to three days.
*Note - nutritional information does not include the pasta, and additional chicken broth. Be sure to use shrimp that is frozen. If you are just cooking the shrimp and want extra sauce then increase the broth from ½- to 1-cup. Fresh parsley gives the dish that little bit of extra. You can adjust the spice level by adding in more hot red pepper flakes if you like.