Creamy shrimp and grits is a comfort food classic, and everyone at your table will love this version with coriander-accented slow-cooker shrimp. Turn on the slow cooker before picking up the kids from school, and add the shrimp and make the grits right before dinnertime.

Source: Everyday Slow Cooker


Recipe Summary

30 mins
3 hrs 40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cook the bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high until crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove the bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving the drippings in the skillet. Crumble the bacon. Add the oil, onion mix, and garlic to the reserved drippings in the skillet; cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Add the thyme, coriander, and cayenne; cook, stirring often, 1 minute. Transfer to a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker; stir in the tomatoes, lemon, and 1/4 cup of the stock. Cover and cook on LOW until the flavors blend, about 3 hours. Stir in the shrimp and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt; cover and cook on LOW until the shrimp turn pink, 10 to 12 minutes. Discard the lemon quarters.

  • Bring the water, black pepper, and remaining 2 cups stock and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high. Gradually whisk in the grits; reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook, whisking often, until the grits are tender and thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, and whisk in the butter. Divide the grits among 6 shallow bowls; top with the shrimp mixture. Sprinkle evenly with the crumbled bacon, and, if desired, thyme leaves. Serve with the hot sauce, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup grits, 1 cup shrimp mixture
342 calories; protein 27g; carbohydrates 28g; dietary fiber 3g; sugars 3g; fat 13g; saturated fat 6g; sodium 667mg.