This is a meal worthy of spreading newspapers on the table for an authentic rustic dining experience. You can opt to peel and eat your shrimp, or go with peeled and deveined. Serve with a crusty whole-wheat roll and a big, dark green, leafy salad.
Slow Cooker Size/Shape: 3- to 4 1/2-quart round or oval
Slow Cooking Time: 4 to 6 hours on low plus 1 hour on low, OR 2 1/2 to 3 hours on high plus 30 minutes on high
Low-Country Boil with Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage
Calories266 Per Serving
Protein24g Per Serving
Fiber3g Per Serving
|Total Fat||5.0 g|
|Saturated Fat||1.5 g|
|Trans Fat||0.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||1.5 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||1.5 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||30 g|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g|
2 starch, 3 lean meat
1 pound medium red potatoes (halved)
4 ounces low-fat smoked turkey sausage (casings discarded if desired), cut diagonally into 4 1-inch pieces
1 cup fat-free chicken broth (low-sodium)
1/2 cup dry vermouth or dry white wine (regular or nonalcoholic), or 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 medium thinly sliced lemon
2 teaspoons reduced-sodium seafood boil seasoning
1 medium dried bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red hot-pepper sauce
1/8 teaspoon salt
10 ounces peeled and deveined raw medium shrimp or 12 ounces shrimp in the shell (21/25 count per pound)
2 whole ears of corn, husks and silk discarded, each ear cut into 4 pieces
Place the potatoes and sausage in the slow cooker. Pour in the broth, vermouth, and water. Stir in the lemon, seafood boil seasoning, bay leaf, pepper, hot-pepper sauce, and salt. Cook, covered, on low for 4 to 6 hours or on high for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
Quickly add the shrimp and corn and re-cover the slow cooker. Cook for 1 hour on low or 30 minutes on high, or until the shrimp are pink on the outside and the corn is tender. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the shrimp, sausage, and vegetables to shallow serving bowls. (You can spoon the cooking liquid over each serving if desired.) Discard the bay leaf before serving.
This recipe is reprinted with permission from Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook, 2nd Edition. Copyright © 2018 by the American Heart Association. Published by Harmony Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Available from booksellers everywhere.