Friday, January 17, 2014

Cheesy Shrimp on Grits Crockpot Recipe

Cheesy Shrimp On Grits Crockpot Recipe

Ingredients needed:

* 1 cup of finely chopped green bell pepper
* 1 cup of finely chopped red bell pepper
* 1/2 cup of thinly sliced celery
* 1 bunch of green onions, chopped, divided
* 4 tablespoons of butter (1/2 stick), cubed
* 1 1/4 teaspoons seafood seasoning
* 2 bay leaves
* 1/4 teaspoon of ground red pepper
* 1 pound uncooked shrimp, peeled, deveined and cleaned
* 5 1/3 cups of water
* 1 1/3 cups quick-cooking grits
* 8 ounces of shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
* 1/4 cup of whipping cream or half-and-half

Preparation steps:

* Coat crockpot with nonstick cooking spray. Add bell peppers, celery, all but 1/2 cup of green onions, butter, seafood seasoning, bay leaves, and red pepper. Cover; cook on low for 4 hours or on high for 2 hours.
* Turn crockpot to high. Add shrimp. Cover and cook for 15 minutes longer. Meanwhile, bring water to a boil in medium saucepan. Add grits and cook according to directions on package.
* Discard bay leaves from shrimp mixture. Stir in cheese, cream, and remaining 1/2 cup of green onions. Cook 5 minutes longer or until cheese has melted. Serve over grits.

(Serves 6)

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