Shrimp and Pork Stuffed Peppers

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AuthorThe FishmongerCategoryDifficultyIntermediate

Who doesn't love comfort food with a seafood twist? This shrimp and pork stuffed pepper is a fun and easy way to get in those veggies for both kids and adults.

If you've never stuffed a pepper before, you're missing out. While bell peppers are usually a hidden ingredient, this recipe makes them the star. Although it's not he prettiest seafood dish we've whipped together before, it's definitely a new favorite and flavorful, too!

The bonus? Everything that is stuffed into the peppers is cooked together in one large skillet. Fewer pots and pans = quicker clean up!

This recipe requires fairly basic seasonings and cooking tools, but in case you need to stock up before you begin cooking, here are a few links that might be helpful.

Steaming Basket, Rack or Colander

 Either of these will do the job. It's just a matter of preference. 

Not everyone has a steaming basket, but it's something to consider purchasing, as it's practical and takes up little space. We love this folding steamer basket one for the removable and practical handle.

Steamer racks go in the base of the pot and work as well. Just be mindful of how deep you make your water as to not soak your peppers instead of steam. Try this simple steamer rack if this is the path you choose. 

If you prefer a good old fashioned colander that's practical for pasta and other items, stick with a metal one for this dish. We prefer this set of colanders so you're prepared for any size pot or purpose. 

 

Cajun Seasoning

While this is a fairly standard seasoning that can be picked up in grocery stores, like this McCormick Cajun Seasoning.

But if you're looking for something a bit different and unique, check out this brand. It's called "Slap Ya Mama". While we don't condone slapping your mama, we do like the excitement this spice offers.

Hot Sauce

Ok, so I have to admit that I make my own hot sauces. But if you're looking for something different than your cookie cutter siracha or Frank's hot sauce, then check out this brand. Not only is Tahiti Joe a good friend of mine, but his Killer Garlic hot sauce is the perfect garlic and heat blend for this dish. 

I think you can handle the rest! Now, get stuffing and eat until you are stuffed. 

Shrimp and Pork Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time1 hr

Stuffed Pepper Ingredients
 6 bell peppers
 ¾ lb ground pork
 ¾ lb Gulf or wild shrimp peeled and deveined
 1 cup Jasmine rice
 1 medium size yellow onion, minced
 1 fresh red tomato, diced
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1 ½ cups chicken broth
 2 tbsp Cajun Seasoning
 1 tbsp dried oregano
 3 tbsp olive oil
 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
 A few dashes of your favorite hot sauce

Stuffed Pepper Directions
1

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2

Remove tops of peppers and seeds. Steam peppers by placing them cut side up on a steaming rack or metal colander over a few inches of water in a large covered pot. Bring to boil, let steam for 10 minutes. Remove from pot and set on towels to drain.

3

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add onion, garlic, dried oregano and Cajun seasoning and mix well. Saute for 2-3 minutes.

4

Add pork to skillet and stir to blend ingredients. Cook until pork browns.

5

Stir chicken broth, tomato and rice into skillet mixture. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.

6

Add shrimp to skillet and stir to blend. Cover and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes stirring occasionally until rice absorbs liquid.

7

Remove skillet from heat. Distribute skillet ingredients evenly between all bell peppers.

8

Place peppers on lightly greased baking pan and bake in oven for 15 minutes. Remove peppers from oven and sprinkle cheese on top of peppers. Return to oven and bake for another 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

9

Remove from oven and top with a few dashes of hot sauce. Serve immediately.

Ingredients

Stuffed Pepper Ingredients
 6 bell peppers
 ¾ lb ground pork
 ¾ lb Gulf or wild shrimp peeled and deveined
 1 cup Jasmine rice
 1 medium size yellow onion, minced
 1 fresh red tomato, diced
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1 ½ cups chicken broth
 2 tbsp Cajun Seasoning
 1 tbsp dried oregano
 3 tbsp olive oil
 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
 A few dashes of your favorite hot sauce

Directions

Stuffed Pepper Directions
1

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2

Remove tops of peppers and seeds. Steam peppers by placing them cut side up on a steaming rack or metal colander over a few inches of water in a large covered pot. Bring to boil, let steam for 10 minutes. Remove from pot and set on towels to drain.

3

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add onion, garlic, dried oregano and Cajun seasoning and mix well. Saute for 2-3 minutes.

4

Add pork to skillet and stir to blend ingredients. Cook until pork browns.

5

Stir chicken broth, tomato and rice into skillet mixture. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.

6

Add shrimp to skillet and stir to blend. Cover and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes stirring occasionally until rice absorbs liquid.

7

Remove skillet from heat. Distribute skillet ingredients evenly between all bell peppers.

8

Place peppers on lightly greased baking pan and bake in oven for 15 minutes. Remove peppers from oven and sprinkle cheese on top of peppers. Return to oven and bake for another 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

9

Remove from oven and top with a few dashes of hot sauce. Serve immediately.

Shrimp and Pork Stuffed Peppers

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