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Recipe of the Day: Slow-Cooker Cheese Shrimp and Grits

Carolina Cheese Shrimp and Grits
Carolina Cheese Shrimp and Grits

CAROLINA CHEESE SHRIMP AND GRITS

1 cup uncooked stone-ground grits

1 large garlic clove, minced

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

4 cups water

2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

1/4 cup butter, cubed

1 pound peeled and deveined cooked shrimp (31-40 per pound)

2 medium tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped

4 green onions, finely chopped

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

4 teaspoons lemon juice

2 to 3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning

Place the first five ingredients in a 3-quart slow cooker; stir to combine. Cook, covered, on high 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until water is absorbed and grits are tender, stirring every 45 minutes.

Stir in cheese and butter until melted. Stir in remaining ingredients; cook, covered, on high 15-30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.

Taste of Home June/July 2015

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