Smoked Shrimp Macaroni & Cheese

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Carowinds , Chef Jeff Henderson, Aired on Fri 4/29
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1 tablespoon unsalted butter

3 tablespoons yellow onion, small diced

1 tablespoon garlic, minced

2 cups medium smoked or grilled shrimp, tail off

1 ¼ cups heavy cream

¾ cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

½ cup smoked Gouda cheese, shredded

1/3 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

½ cup elbow macaroni or desired pasta, ready cooked

Kosher salt, to taste

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 tomato, sliced for garnish

1 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped


  1. Heat a large nonstick pot over medium-high heat. Add butter and onion. Sauté until soft, 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and smoked shrimp and cook until shrimp become pinkish. Remove shrimp, set aside.
  2. Add flour to pot whisk well. Add cream and bring to a boil stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium.
  3. Stir in cheeses gradually, cook 3 minutes or until cheeses melt, stir constantly.  Add pasta and shrimp to pot and stir until thoroughly incorporated. Garnish with tomato and parsley, if desired. Serve immediately.


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Chef Jeff Henderson | @Chefjefflive

Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He has gone on to become a successful TV host with a cable show on the Food Network, a nationally syndicated series called, Family Style with Chef Jeff and the host of Flip My Food. When he isn’t cooking on TV he’s a highly sought-after motivational speaker, sharing the secrets of realizing your potential at... (full profile)

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