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Friday, 24 January 2014

Friday Feast - Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya

Friday Feast - Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya


In this video, Betty (of Betty's Kitchen) demonstrates how to make Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya.

This is a spicy dish that is traditional to the Southern States of the USA.


Ingredients:

1 pound frozen white shrimp (31-40 count), thawed, de-veined, and shelled (Betty removes the tails, also.)
8 oz. andouille smoked sausage, cut into ½-inch slices (You may use any type of smoked sausage.)
1 small onion, chopped
¼ cup celery, diced
1 large green bell pepper, cut into chunks or strips
2 cloves of garlic, minced
14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes with garlic, basil, and oregano
14.5-oz can chicken broth
1 ¾ teaspoons Cajun seasoning (You may substitute Creole seasoning, or a blend of your own.)
¼ teaspoon ground red pepper
¾ cup uncooked long-grain white rice

Method


In a large skillet, saute smoked sausage over medium-high heat, until browned, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add 1 small chopped onion, ¼ cup diced celery, 1 large chopped green pepper, and 2 coves minced garlic. Saute 2 to 3 minutes. Add 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes, 14.5-oz. can chicken broth, 1 ¾ teaspoons Cajun seasoning, and ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper. Bring to a boil, and stir in ¾ cup uncooked long-grain white rice. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer 25 to 30 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is cooked. Stir in 1 pound uncooked shrimp. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until shrimp turns pink and opaque. Ladle immediately into serving bowl, and serve. I served my Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya with freshly-made Hot Water Corn Fritters. Delicious! I hope you enjoy this recipe! --Betty