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Slow-Cooker Garlicky Shrimp

Slow-Cooker Garlicky Shrimp 6.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post; tableware from Crate and Barrel

Mar 13, 2013

The gentle heat of the slow cooker is terrific for producing shrimp that are not overcooked. The poaching oil gets a 30-minute head start to develop flavor and soften the raw garlic. For easy, hands-on eating, leave the tails on the shrimp.

You'll need a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker for this recipe.

Serve with crusty bread for dipping; you may want to slurp up some or all the sauce.

Servings: 6 - 8 appetizer
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked Spanish paprika (pimenton; may substitute sweet paprika)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 pounds extra-large (26-30 count) raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley, for garnish


Combine the oil, garlic, paprika, salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes in the slow cooker, stirring until blended. Cover and cook on HIGH for 30 minutes.

Stir in the shrimp to coat evenly; cover and cook on HIGH for about 10 minutes, then stir to ensure the shrimp are cooking evenly. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until all of the shrimp are just opaque.

Transfer the shrimp and some of the sauce to a wide, shallow serving dish. Sprinkle with the parsley. Serve warm.

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Recipe Source

Adapted from "The Slow Cooker Revolution, Volume 2: The Easy Prep Edition," from America's Test Kitchen (September, 2013).

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (based on 8, with half the sauce): 210

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 12g 18%

Saturated Fat: 2g 10%

Cholesterol: 170mg 57%

Sodium: 290mg 12%

Total Carbohydrates: 2g 1%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 0g

Protein: 23g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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