Ready, Set, Simmer! These Slow-Cooker Seafood Recipes Are Too Savory to Pass Up
You know what sounds like a great dinner? Shrimp or other seafood steeped in a tasty sauce and simmered low and slow in a slow cooker. These recipes allow you to set it and forget it, so you can come home to something wonderfully aromatic and filling.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano
Slow-Cooker Clam Chowder
Canned clams and oysters makes this dish easy to prepare in a slow cooker with little fuss.
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Slow-Cooker Cajun Corn and Shrimp Chowder
Corn and shrimp just go together, and this recipe proves it.
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Slow-Cooker Low Country Boil
If you are observing Lent, you can simply take out the sausage. Using a slow-cooker liner helps keep cleanup a breeze.
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Slow-Cooker Coconut Rice and Mango Shrimp
Oh my . . . this recipe only calls for a handful of ingredients yet sounds so exotic. The best part is, it comes together in one hour in the slow cooker.
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Slow-Cooker Seafood Stew
Shrimp, scallops, and crab claws cook up with potatoes and tomatoes for a satisfying stew.
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Slow-Cooker Garlic-Butter Shrimp and Quinoa
Once the slow cooker has fully cooked the quinoa, fold the raw shrimp inside of it. Continue to cook until the heat from the quinoa steams the shrimp. Genius!
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Slow-Cooker Chili-Lime Shrimp and Rice Bowls
Craving some festive, fresh flavors? This rice bowl features onion, jalapeño, lime juice, and chili garlic sauce to spice things up.
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Slow-Cooker Crab Dip
Packed with umami ingredients giving it a rich, savory taste, this crab dip will be pretty difficult to stray away from.
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Slow-Cooker Spicy Gumbo
Andouille sausage gives this dish heat, but if you're abstaining from meat during Lent, sub other hearty fish like oysters, clams, and crab claws. You can then add a little more Cajun seasoning to amp up the flavor.
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Slow-Cooker Creamy Basil Pesto Spaghetti Squash With Garlic Butter Shrimp
Squash-lovers, listen up! This shrimp dish will make your mouth water. Just melt a little butter and sauté the shrimp and dinner is served.
Slow-Cooker Creamy Polenta With Chili Lime Shrimp
With sweet corn and creamy cheese, this creamy polenta has all the best flavors in one big bite.
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Spicy Pineapple Shrimp Soup
With sweet pineapple and subtle hints of spice, this hearty soup combines two opposite flavors like never before.
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With chucks of chicken, sausage, and lots of shrimp, this jambalaya is hearty and super flavorful.
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This creamy dip pairs well with chips, bread, and anything else you can think of. Don't be afraid to experiment with all kinds of flavors.
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Slow-Cooker Spanish Shrimp and Quinoa
This one-pot wonder is full of healthy ingredients like quinoa, shrimp, and a whole lot of veggies.
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Crock-Pot Fire Roasted Tomato Shrimp Tacos
With little prep required, these tasty tacos are easy to make and messy to eat! Fill up on the shrimp and load on the sauce.
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Lentil Shrimp Gumbo and Jambalaya Grain Bowls
This healthy mashup is basically jambalaya and shrimp gumbo mixed together, and it is made with lentils instead of rice. The best of both worlds!
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