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Slow Cooker Creamy Polenta with Chili Lime Shrimp

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 686 kcal
Author Slow Cooker Gourmet

Ingredients

  • For Polenta:
  • 2 cups cornmeal or polenta
  • 8 cups boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons salt plus more to taste if desired
  • 1 cup frozen sweet corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar for later
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese for later
  • For Shrimp:
  • 1 pound thawed small raw shrimp peeled, deveined and tail-off
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Add cornmeal to crockpot
  2. Bring 8 cups water to boil and pour over cornmeal
  3. Add frozen corn and salt
  4. Stir well to combine
  5. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4
  6. Stir in cheese and let sit on warm while making the shrimp, add additional salt to taste if desired
  7. In small bowl combine shrimp and remaining ingredients, tossing to coat
  8. Let marinate in fridge for 10-15 minutes
  9. Heat skillet over medium high heat and add shrimp in single layer
  10. Cooked until lightly browned on each side and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side
  11. Serve cooked shrimp over polenta
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Creamy Polenta with Chili Lime Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 686 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 311mg 104%
Sodium 2556mg 107%
Potassium 442mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 67g 22%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 2g
Protein 40g 80%
Vitamin A 8.3%
Vitamin C 9.7%
Calcium 41.2%
Iron 29.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.