Slow Cooker Shrimp in Purgatory
Slow Cooker Shrimp in Purgatory
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    This recipe is inspired by eggs in purgatory, a Southern Italian dish in which eggs simmer in a spicy tomato sauce. Shrimp aren’t commonly thought of as slow cooker material, but here, the sauce simmers for several hours, and the quick-cooking shrimp is dropped in just a bit before you want to eat. (You can use frozen shrimp; just thaw them first.) Cooking the sauce on high allows the onion and garlic to tenderize and melt into the sauce. The tomatoes and roasted peppers caramelize slightly as they simmer, so when fully cooked, the sauce should be a shade darker than when you started. The sauce holds well on the warm setting. Serve the shrimp in shallow bowls on its own, or over orzo, couscous or polenta and with crusty bread. Find a skillet version of this dish here.

    Ingredients

    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 yellow or red onion, minced
    • 8 ounces roasted red peppers, drained and chopped (about 1 cup)
    • 2 tablespoons minced jarred Calabrian chiles or minced jarred cherry peppers, stems removed, or cherry pepper relish
    • 8 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon red-pepper flakes, plus more as needed
    • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
    • 1 (14-ounce) can whole or crushed tomatoes
    • Kosher salt and black pepper
    • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds peeled, deveined shrimp
    • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
    • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for serving

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
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    • Calories: 0 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0%
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    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
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    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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