Seafood is a great source of protein and omega-3s. Try these seafood instant pot recipes that are easy and perfect for entertaining or a busy weeknight dinner.
This Instant Pot fish soup recipe is perfect for cold winter nights or a hot summer night. It’s delicious with rice or on its own.
Paella is a Spanish rice dish that’s traditionally flavored with saffron and can be made with a wide variety of ingredients. It is usually served with meat and/or seafood and has a distinctive color and flavor.
The key to a delicious paella is using short-grain Spanish rice, which is called bomba. It’s the best choice for this recipe because it absorbs more liquid than other types of rice.
You can use Arborio or another type of short grain rice if you can’t find bomba. However, you may have to cook the rice longer to get the right texture and taste.
To start, you’ll need to saute onions and peppers in a little oil in the Instant Pot. Once they’re translucent, add the tomatoes, herbs, and spices.
After the veggies are tender, add a little chicken broth and mix together. This will help to deglaze the pan and prevent a “burn” error from occurring.
Next, you’ll need to saute the chorizo and/or andouille sausage until they’re browned. Make sure to keep the settings on SAUTE set at NORMAL heat to brown them well.
Stir in garlic, paprika and black pepper. Then, you’ll add the chicken and the rice. Once everything is incorporated, you’ll stir in the peas and continue cooking until it’s tender and done.
Once you’re ready to serve, divide the paella among bowls. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and lemon wedges.
This delicious paella is a great dish to make for a family or a group of friends. It’s simple to prepare and will be a huge hit with everyone! It’s also delicious served with a side of alioli or any other Mediterranean condiment that you prefer.
Shrimp and Mussels
Mussels and shrimp make a tasty dinner when served in an easy, light tomato sauce. This dish is a quick way to make a healthy and delicious meal that is sure to please everyone! Serve this Instant Pot recipe with bread or pasta and a side salad for a satisfying, healthy meal.
This simple mussels marinara sauce is made extra delicious with garlic and a kick of red pepper flakes for a zesty seafood dish that will leave you feeling like you’re dining at your favorite Italian restaurant. It’s also incredibly easy to make, perfect for those nights when you want to impress with a homemade dinner.
The mussels in this Instant Pot recipe are cooked in a simple, brothy tomato sauce and deep flavored with garlic and a little spicy kick from red pepper flakes for a dish you’ll want to make again and again! Enjoy with crusty bread and a glass of white wine to complete this delicious dinner.
Before cooking, be sure to debeard the mussels – this removes any dirt or grit that can cause them to go bad. It also encourages the mussels to force out any sand and debris inside their shells which will give you better-tasting mussels.
To cook, add the mussels to your instant pot or Ninja Foodi and set it to high pressure for about 5 minutes. After this time, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release pressure for 10 minutes before turning the knob to vent to release any remaining pressure.
When the mussels are fully cooked, use a slotted spoon to transfer them into a bowl. Discard any unopened shells and any remaining sauce.
The best thing about this Instant Pot seafood recipe is that you can easily customize the ingredients to suit your tastes! For example, you can substitute other meats for the shrimp or make a more vegetable-heavy version with vegetables such as celery and bell pepper. You can also make this a vegetarian meal by replacing the butter with olive oil.
This recipe is an instant classic that will become a favorite in your family. It is a great recipe to make during the summer when fresh produce is in season and also during the winter when you need a hearty meal that is packed with nutrition. The mussels are a great source of protein, fiber, vitamins A and B12 and minerals such as zinc and iron. This recipe is also gluten-free, Paleo and Whole30 compliant.
The Instant Pot is the perfect vessel for this classic French seafood stew. It makes it quick and easy to make, plus you can easily add additional ingredients or flavorings.
This Provencal-inspired bouillabaisse features a tomato-based broth that contains multiple types of seafood, including cod, lobster, mussels, and clams. It’s served with toasted bread and a zesty rouille sauce. It’s a must-have for any seafood lover, and it’s also a great dish to serve at a holiday dinner table.
Depending on the region, bouillabaisse can vary in recipe, but the traditional version is typically made with tomatoes, onions, wine, garlic, herbs, and fish and shellfish. It’s often accompanied by a crusty baguette for soaking up every drop of flavorful broth.
There are many ways to make bouillabaisse, but some key elements include using a variety of white fish and shellfish, as well as fresh vegetables like potatoes or carrots. The broth is also typically seasoned with saffron and orange zest for a bright and citrusy flavor that complements the fish and shellfish perfectly.
For this Instant Pot bouillabaisse, I’ve used a combination of cod, lobster, mussels, clams, and shrimp to create a hearty stew that’s perfect for any meal. You can even add crab meat to give the stew a little extra texture and flavor.
You can also add some vegetables like celery, carrots, or even small potatoes if you’d like to bulk up your dish a bit. If you’re adding vegetables, be sure to add them at the end of cooking so that they don’t cook out and become mushy in the pot.
Once the stew is done cooking, you can finish it off by stirring in some chopped basil and parsley. A dash of fresh ground pepper and a sprinkling of nutmeg would also be delicious.
The key to making a delicious bouillabaisse is finding the freshest seafood you can get your hands on. Choose firm fillets such as sea bass, red mullet, haddock, halibut, cod, conger, or grouper, or use smaller whole fish.
In addition, you’ll need aromatic vegetables such as leeks, fennel, and bell peppers. They’re added to the pot after a few minutes of simmering and are important for the bouillabaisse’s depth of flavor.
Seafood Stuffed Potatoes
If you’re looking for a seafood twist on your instant pot recipes, these shrimp stuffed potatoes are a fantastic option. They’re easy to make and can be made ahead of time for a crowd-pleasing dinner!
These cheesy double-stuffed potatoe recipe are covered in a rich seafood sauce with crab and shrimp. They are incredibly creamy and delicious, and they will leave you wanting more.
The filling is made with cream cheese and has four different types of cheese for tons of flavor. It also includes velveeta for a smooth and creamy texture.
You can serve this cheesy shrimp potato recipe as an appetizer or as a main course. It’s a great way to use up leftover shrimp and other seafood.
To prepare the dish, you’ll want to start by cooking the potatoes in your instant pot. It’s important to wash the potatoes thoroughly and scrub off any dirt that may be on them. Then, poke them with a fork 8 to 10 times so that they release steam during the cooking process.
Once your potatoes are cooked, allow them to cool for a bit. Then, scoop out the flesh of each potato and place them in a bowl.
Add butter, sour cream, old bay, salt and pepper to the potato pulp. Next, stir in chives and grilled corn. Finally, stir in the cooked seafood and gently mix to combine.
Gently stuff the mixture back into the potato shells, making sure not to break them. Once all the potato shells are filled, place the casserole in the oven to bake until hot and the cheese is bubbling and golden brown.
You can top these cheesy shrimp potatoe recipe with any kind of toppings you’d like. You can use traditional butter, sour cream, and chives or try a healthier alternative like Greek yogurt.
If you’re planning to serve this shrimp potatoe recipe as an appetizer, you can make a large batch and put them in the refrigerator before serving. This makes them easier to reheat at a later date.
These cheesy shrimp potatoe recipe are an easy and delicious way to use up leftover shrimp! They’re a fun twist on the classic twice-baked potato and are a tasty meal any time of year.