Gumbo can be intimidating to make. Therefore, I have laid out step by step instructions on how to easily make Instant Pot Gumbo with Shrimp and Sausage. It will be so delicious, even New Orleans would be proud!
Turn on saute setting. Add 2 tbs of vegetable oil and andouille sausage. Cook andouille sausage until browned. Keep an eye on the sausage, stirring frequently, making sure the pan does not begin to burn. Remove andouille sausage and set aside.
Deglaze pan with 2 tbs of chicken broth. The pan drippings will add to the flavor
Add remaining vegetable oil and flour. Cook on saute setting, whisking and stirring continuously, paying careful attention not to burn. You will want to keep cooking for about 10 to 15 minutes to create a thick, brown color roux.
Add in chopped celery, onions, garlic, and bell pepper. Cook on saute setting, stirring them into the roux, and continuously stirring until they have softened.
Add chicken broth and mix well. Add in creole seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, gumbo file powder, okra, canned crushed tomatoes, and sausage. Cover and lock lid. Cook on manual high for 10 minutes.
Fast release. Remove lid. Turn on saute setting. Add in shrimp. Cook an additional 5 or more minutes until shrimp is completely cooked.
Serve as is or over rice.
I like to add hot sauce to my gumbo. However, not all andouille sausages are created equal. Some are very spicy. If your andouille sausage is not spicy, add a bit of hot sauce in the end.