Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Jambalaya for the middle of the week

You don't have to sacrifice the traditional smoky punch of this Cajun favorite just because you're short on time. All you need is some purchased sausage and quick-cooking brown rice to create a rich, satisfying dinner on any weeknight.

Fast Sausage and Seafood Jambalaya
1 teaspoon canola oil
8 ounces andouille sausage or low-fat kielbasa, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices 
1 16-ounce bag frozen bell pepper and onion mix
1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 tsp parsley
2 tsp basil
2 cups instant brown rice
8 ounces raw shrimp (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined

Ingredient Note: Andouille sausage is a smoky, mildly spicy pork sausage commonly used in Cajun cooking. Look for it near other smoked sausages in large supermarkets or specialty food stores.

Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add sausage and pepper-onion mix; cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables soften, 3 to 5 minutes.

Add broth to the pot and bring to a boil. Add rice, stir once, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add herbs, then add shrimp and stir to incorporate. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered until the shrimp are opaque and cooked through 5 to 6 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.

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For 2018 the monthly recipe themes will be:
   January - Chicken Soup (ChickJan)
   February - Beef Stew (StewFeb)
   March - Jambalaya (JambMar)
   April - Ham & Shrimp Dishes
   May - Bread recipes
   June - Garden Delights
   July - Grilling
   August - Salsa, Corn and Jelly
   September - Squash Dishes
   October - Pumpkin Recipes
   November - Chili
   December - Herbal Cocktails

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