Carolina Coast Shirmp Bog Recipe

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A bog (unlike a pilau) is any stew that includes wet, soggy rice. This recipe was adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, Stews, Bogs, and Burgoos by James Villas. I've left out the bacon for health reasons. It is delicious as is, but would undoubtedly be even more tasty with the bacon.

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Servings: 6
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Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked rice (I used a mix of brown and wild rice)
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced (optional, I leave this out)
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 medium-size onions, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock or broth
  • 2 medium-size, ripe tomatoes, finely chopped with juices (or one 14.5oz can diced tomatoes)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (we add this later to the adult portions)
  • 2 pounds medium shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh flat leaf parsley leaves

Directions

  1. In a large heavy pot, fry the bacon (if used), remove, and drain on paper towels. Remove bacon grease and add olive oil to the pan. Then add the onions and cook for 3 minutes over moderate heat, stirring.
  2. Add the rice, stock or broth, tomatoes with their juices, lemon juice, Worcestershire, salt, nutmeg, and black and cayenne peppers, bring to a low simmer, cover, and cook for 30 minutes (20 minutes is sufficient if you are using white rice).
  3. Stir in the Shrimp and bacon (if used), and continue cooking, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add additional stock if the rice appears to be drying out.
  4. Stir with a fork, taste and adjust seasonings to taste, sprinkle the parsley on top, and serve.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 345g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 554  
Calories from Fat 222 40%
Total Fat 24.69g 31%
Saturated Fat 6.98g 28%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 256mg 85%
Sodium 1003mg 42%
Potassium 523mg 15%
Total Carbs 39.91g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 4%
Sugars 0.35g 0%
Protein 39.51g 63%
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Reviews

  • Nancy Miyasaki
    This is really tasty. You won't be disappointed!
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    • Linda Merz
      I cooked this recently for my husband and a young man from Haiti who is visiting for the summer. We all loved it! They were both so enthusiastic about the recipe that they asked me to cook this regularly. I added some of the bacon but it really didn't need it and next time I will leave it out. Our visitor from Haiti likes his food pretty spicy and the cayenne pepper was to his liking. This recipe is a keeper!
      Linda Merz
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!

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      • Debbie Vaughan
        November 6, 2008
        John, I can not wait to try this yummy shrimp bog recipe along with your bristo stew!! A true Carolina girl will give you a full report with details after I try it!! Sounds wonderful!!

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