Instant Pot Crawfish Boil Recipe

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If you enjoy seafood with a southern feel you’re going to love this Instant Pot Crawfish Boil! The electric pressure cooker makes this recipe so easy!

Instant Pot Crawfish Boil Recipe

Instant Pot Crawfish Boil

If you enjoy seafood with a southern feel you’re going to love this Crawfish Boil! This flavorful Instant Pot Crawfish Boil recipe is almost effortless to make when you use an electric pressure cooker. You don’t wind up with multiple pots and pans and you aren’t using a stove and heating up the kitchen either!

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

Sauce Ingredients

Instant Pot Crawfish Boil Recipe

Instructions

Place the crawfish into a ziploc bag with the cajun spices and seal.

Place the sealed bag in the fridge for 4-5 hours.

Set the pressure cooker to the saute setting.

Add the butter and minced garlic to the pot and saute, stirring often.

Add all other spices and  combine.

Saute for 5 min.

Remove from the pan and set aside.

Put the corn and red potatoes into the pot and cover with water.

Add in the Crawfish Boil Mix.

Set the pressure cooker to cook on mnual high pressure for 5 minutes.

Once the cooking cycle has finished, do a quick pressure release and open the lid.

Check to be sure the potatoes are cooked.

Add in the crawfish and stir.

Place the lid back onto the pressure cooker and set to cook on manual high pressure for 3 minutes.

Once the cooking cycle has completed, do a quick pressure release and take the top off.

Add the garlic butter spice mix to the pot and stir to combine.

Serve immediately.

Instant Pot Crawfish Boil Recipe

Instant Pot Crawfish Boil

Instant Pot Crawfish Boil Recipe

Instructions

Place the crawfish into a ziploc bag with the cajun spices and seal. Place the sealed bag in the fridge for 4-5 hours. Set the pressure cooker to the saute setting. Add the butter and minced garlic to the pot and saute, stirring often. Add all other spices and combine. Saute for 5 min. Remove from the pan and set aside. Put the corn and red potatoes into the pot and cover with water. Add in the Crawfish Boil Mix. Set the pressure cooker to cook on mnual high pressure for 5 minutes. Once the cooking cycle has finished, do a quick pressure release and open the lid. Check to be sure the potatoes are cooked. Add in the crawfish and stir. Place the lid back onto the pressure cooker and set to cook on manual high pressure for 3 minutes. Once the cooking cycle has completed, do a quick pressure release and take the top off. Add the garlic butter spice mix to the pot and stir to combine. Serve immediately.

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    19 comments

    candy May 23, 2018 - 8:23 am

    I don’t own one of these pots but doing a fish boil would be wonderful. Love the fresh taste of a good boil and it feeds so many people.

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    Amber Myers May 23, 2018 - 8:27 am

    My husband and kids would love this. I do not like seafood. But I can see them pigging out on crawfish!

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    Jeanette May 23, 2018 - 8:40 am

    I have not had crawfish on years! This brings me back to my youth! I always loved how we would get the whole family together and we would eat these! What great memories! This looks delicious!

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    Sarah Bailey May 23, 2018 - 9:22 am

    Now this sounds like an interesting idea for something really different to make in an instant pot. Do you know I don’t think I’ve ever had crawfish before!

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    chubskulit rose May 23, 2018 - 10:16 am

    Oh my, that made my stomach made a sound lol. I love crawfish but sadly,, we don’t get that here. I only eat it when we visit somewhere where it is locally grown.

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    Melissa Chapman May 23, 2018 - 11:16 am

    I don’t see crawfish here but when I have had them they were great. I need a good instant pot to make this and the other great recipes.

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    Jenn May 23, 2018 - 11:56 am

    I am not a fan of the crawfish but I know plenty of people that are. I’ll have to pass this on. Sounds pretty easy to make.

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    Teresa May 23, 2018 - 1:03 pm

    My husband always orders crawfish when we travel. this is not a dish that is usually served, since we are in the midwest, we don’t get this fresh. He would love if I would make this at home!

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    Jenn@Engineermommy May 23, 2018 - 4:40 pm

    I’ve always been a bit intimidated by eating crawfish, but it looks delicious, and like the perfect summer food.

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    lisalisa May 23, 2018 - 7:48 pm

    I have never tried crawfish, for some reason it freaks me out! It really looks delicous and one day I may get pass the look and just give this a try!

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    Emily May 23, 2018 - 11:31 pm

    I have never made craw fish at home but this looks soooo good! We got an instant pot and are still figuring out recipes for it and what it can really do. My husband would love to make this!

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    Angela Ricardo May 24, 2018 - 4:22 am

    I have many friends who swears by their instant pot. I have yet to buy one. I also have never had a crawfish before. It’s about time these things change.

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    Farrah Less May 24, 2018 - 8:14 am

    I always order this every time we go to Bubba Gump . I am so excited to try this at home for our family gathering this weekend. Glad I came across to this post.

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    Vyjay Rao May 24, 2018 - 9:10 am

    Electric cookers are great for single pot dishes. Though we are not into seafood, we do use the cooker for preparing single pot recipes that include rice and a lot of veggies.

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    Mellissa May 24, 2018 - 11:44 pm

    I love the fact that you can make literally anything in the instapot. I’ve actually been wanting one so bad. I hear this is also the season for crawfish so hats off to you on a great dish!

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    Trina May 26, 2018 - 5:10 pm

    I have always wanted to try crawfish, especially since moving south to FL and spending so much time in SC. Everyone down here talks about how yummy they are, I’ll have to give this recipe a shot!

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    pat. May 28, 2018 - 9:12 am

    Crawfish, a dellicacy I discovered in New Orleans seafood market–a bag full boiled made quite the lunch.

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    Darci December 31, 2018 - 3:27 pm

    Being from south Louisiana where crawfish is a yearly staple, I am assuming this recipe is not coming from someone who boils crawfish…we boil our crawfish live so when u say place 4 pounds of crawfish in a ziplock bag and place in refrigerator I have to assume you are using frozen crawfish tails from the store? And I can’t see fitting potatoes, corn and 4 pounds of actual live crawfish in a 6 quart IP. Please clarify the recipe. Thanks.

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    valmg January 5, 2019 - 3:39 pm

    I checked with the woman that created the recipe for me. The crawfish was purchased from local grocery stores in Arkansas. Kroger, Sams club. etc, bought by the pound from the butcher. Potatoes were mini red as stated. Corn in their region was not that fat, and obviously sizes could be different.

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