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Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi recipe

Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi

Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi is a classic addition to your recipe repertoire - easy, quick and delicious with juicy shrimps or prawns cooked in a butter, lemony, garlicky white wine sauce.
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Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: Healthy Shrimp Scampi Recipe, Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi, Shrimp Scampi, Shrimp Scampi with wine
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 20 Shrimps
Calories: 45kcal
Author: Meghna



  • Set the Instant Pot on SAUTE function kept at NORMAL.
  • Add 3 tbsp butter and when the butter is moderately hot gently release the de-shelled, de-veined shrimps. Saute for about 2-3 mins or until the shrimps uniformly change color and turn all pink. Set them aside in a clean dry bowl.
  • Add 2 tbsp olive oil in the same pot and gently release the chopped garlic. Saute until the garlic is just fragrant.
  • Next, pour the white wine and add all the seasonings along with salt. De-glaze the pot very well so that there are absolutely no bits and crumbs stuck at the bottom of the pot.
  • Add back the sauteed shrimps and just 3 tbsp water. Layer the Shrimps. Throw in the lemon rings on top.
  • CANCEL the SAUTE function. Close the lid of the Instant Pot & seal the valve.
  • Pressure Cook on HIGH for just 0 minutes. You can do this by pressing the PRESSURE COOK Button and than press down the adjust button to set the time to zero.
  • Once, the pressure cooking cycle is over the Instant Pot will begin to beep. Do a Quick Pressure Release (QPR) immediately by moving the valve from the SEALING to the VENTING position.
  • When the pin drops open the lid carefully. Garnish with chopped parsley and enjoy!



  1. Measuring Units Used, 1 Cup = 240 ml & 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.
  2. Best Shrimps to use: Colossal, Jumbo, Extra Large. Use Raw Shrimps that are de-shelled, de-veneined and tails intact.
  3. If you use 1/2 cup white wine skip adding the water.
  4. Adjust the sauce consistency according to your liking. We prefer the delicious buttery sauce and love it on top of pasta or use it to dip the crusty bread. So good!
  5. If you prefer a more subtle Shrimp Scampi skip adding the paprika and the red pepper flakes.
  6. Rubbery Shrimps = Over Cooked Shrimps.
  7. Juicy Shrimps = Perfectly cooked Shrimps.
  8. The BEST cooking time = 0 minutes on HIGH PRESSURE for lightly sauteed raw shrimps. 
  9. STORING TIPS: Lasts for 3 days in the fridge. Freezes for upto 2 months.
  10. SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Serve with crusty bread, garlic bread or on top of pasta, spaghetti, rice.
  11. DOUBLE the RECIPE: The cooking time will remain the same if you want to double the recipe. Use a bigger Instant Pot like 6 or 8 quart capacity.
Calorific details are provided by a third party application & are to be used as indicative figures only.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 45 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 98mg4%
Potassium 28mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg