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A family favorite! Easy, delicious, comforting cheesy grits and crab. Great as an appetizer or a meal on its own. If you like spicy, add an entire can of diced tomatoes with green chiles.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil and place a steamer insert into the pot. Break crab legs apart at joints. Place king crab legs into the steamer, cover pot, reduce heat to medium, and steam crab legs until fragrant, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove crab leg segments. When cool enough to handle, crack the crab leg shells, pick off shells, and remove meat.

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  • Bring chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan; slowly stir in grits. Reduce heat to low, cover pan, and simmer grits until tender, about 20 minutes. Stir grits occasionally.

  • When grits are thickened and tender, stir Cheddar cheese and diced tomatoes with green chiles into grits until the cheese is smoothly melted.

  • Melt butter with olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When mixture begins to bubble, stir in green bell pepper and sweet onion; cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

  • Cook and stir crab meat into bell pepper and onion until crab meat is heated through. Gently mix the cheese grits into the crab mixture; simmer 3 to 5 minutes to blend flavors, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

399 calories; protein 33.8g; carbohydrates 8.8g; fat 24.9g; cholesterol 119.9mg; sodium 2130.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2016
I'm not from the south and I've never been to the south, so I may not be the best judge, but I do really like this recipe. I suspect I'd like it even more if I could find grits in my area that aren't "instant". I may have to check Amazon (or *gasp* leave my area). I served this with hushpuppies and roasted asparagus and I was very happy with my meal. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2016
I'm not from the south and I've never been to the south, so I may not be the best judge, but I do really like this recipe. I suspect I'd like it even more if I could find grits in my area that aren't "instant". I may have to check Amazon (or *gasp* leave my area). I served this with hushpuppies and roasted asparagus and I was very happy with my meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2015
I really liked this nice alternative to the usual Shrimp & Grits I usually make! The chilies and tomatoes were an added touch of spice in the grits while the crab brought out the freshness of the dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2017
This recipe was the "bomb" easy to make and my friends and family LOVED IT. We all went for seconds with our bowls clean. I will be making this again and again. Read More
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