Charleston Crab and Grits Recipe

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Charleston Crab and Grits
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. When grits are thickened and tender, stir Cheddar cheese and diced tomatoes with green chiles into grits until the cheese is smoothly melted.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 815.68 Kcal (3415 kJ)
Calories from fat 264.81 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29.42g 45%
Cholesterol 298.19mg 99%
Sodium 5590.11mg 233%
Potassium 299.81mg 6%
Total Carbs 27.29g 9%
Sugars 4.64g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2.28g 9%
Protein 98.51g 197%
Vitamin C 69.6mg 116%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 19%
Iron 441.9mg 2455%
Calcium 567.3mg 57%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 184.75 Kcal (774 kJ)
Calories from fat 59.98 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.66g 45%
Cholesterol 67.54mg 99%
Sodium 1266.15mg 233%
Potassium 67.91mg 6%
Total Carbs 6.18g 9%
Sugars 1.05g 19%
Dietary Fiber 0.52g 9%
Protein 22.31g 197%
Vitamin C 15.8mg 116%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 19%
Iron 100.1mg 2455%
Calcium 128.5mg 57%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 18.3
  • 19

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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