Sweet Potatoes and Shrimp

Sweet Potatoes and Shrimp Recipe
Add some color to your favorite seafood dish by substituting sweet potatoes for grits. Spoon sweet potato mixture onto a serving platter. Top with the delicious shrimp mixture and mushrooms and sprinkle with bacon. Your entire family will love it!


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living Cooking School

Recipe Time

Prep: 35 Minutes
Cook: 36 Minutes
Stand: 5 Minutes


KITCHENAID Electric Stand Mixer
KITCHENAID Fruit and Vegetable Strainer Attachment
1 1/4 pounds unpeeled, medium-size raw shrimp (31/40 count)
3 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled
1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons butter
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
6 bacon slices
1 (8-ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons apple juice
2 tablespoons dry white wine
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Garnish: fresh flat-leaf parsley sprigs


1. Peel shrimp; devein, if desired.

2. Pierce potatoes several times with tines of a fork. Place on a microwave-safe plate; cover with damp paper towels.

3. Microwave potatoes at HIGH 10 to 12 minutes or until tender. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 1-inch cubes.

4. Attach fruit and vegetable strainer attachment to electric stand mixer according to manufacturer's instructions. Strain potatoes into a bowl according to manufacturer's instructions. Scrape any remaining potato puree from strainer tray into bowl. Stir together potato puree, milk, and next 3 ingredients. Cover and keep warm.

5. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon.

6. Sauté mushrooms in hot drippings 8 minutes or until tender. Remove from skillet.

7. Toss shrimp in cornstarch. Add shrimp to skillet, and sauté over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and next 3 ingredients. Increase heat to medium-high, and cook 1 minute or just until shrimp turn pink.

8. Spoon sweet potato mixture onto a serving platter. Top with shrimp mixture and mushrooms. Sprinkle with bacon. Garnish, if desired.

September 2008
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