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Sunday, May 14 2017

Get out and enjoy spring weather while dinner cooks itself.  Use our slow cooker meals. We've compiled some of our favorite spring slow cooker dinners to give you more time to enjoy the fresh air. The flavors of spring produce abound in these fresh slow cooker meals.

INGREDIENTS

4 - cups reduced-sodium chicken broth or water
1 - pound tiny red or yellow new potatoes
14 - 16 - ounces cooked andouille or kielbasa sausage, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 - cup frozen small whole onions, thawed
1/2 - 1 - tablespoon Old Bay seasoning or crab and shrimp boil seasoning
1/4 - 1/2 - teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 - ears fresh sweet corn, husks and silks removed and cut crosswise into quarters
1 1/2 - pounds fresh or frozen large shrimp in shells, thawed
2 - tablespoons butter, melted
1 - tablespoon snipped fresh parsley
Cocktail sauce


DIRECTIONS

In a 6- to 7-quart slow cooker combine the broth, potatoes, sausage, onions, Old Bay seasoning, and cayenne pepper. Place corn on top of the potato mixture. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or or until corn and potatoes are just tender.
If using low, turn to high. Gently stir the shrimp into the potato mixture. Cover and cook for 10 minutes more or until shrimp are opaque.
Using a slotted spoon, transfer shrimp mixture to an extra-large bowl. Pour butter over shrimp mixture; toss gently to coat. Spoon some of the cooking liquid over the mixture. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with cocktail sauce.


FROM THE TEST KITCHEN
FOR EASY CLEANUP:


Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.
Nutrition Facts (Low-Country Shrimp Boil)


Per serving: 416 kcal cal., 16 g fat (6 g sat. fat, 1 g polyunsaturated fat, 1 g monounsatured fat), 193 mg chol., 1583 mg sodium, 31 g carb., 3 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 39 g pro. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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