Monday, April 6, 2009

Thanks for dinner Paula Deen!

I made one my favorite, easy recipes tonight! It is Paula Deen's quick & easy Jambalaya! I usually reserve this for an all out Cajun night where I do the red beans & rice and the whole bit, but tonight I wanted to keep it simple. It is basically a one pot meal and it takes about 30-35 minutes from beginning to end. That is prep and everything! The clean up is snap, too. Just two plates and one big pot. I serve it with bread and call it a meal. The ingredients are as follows:
Notice there is not one stick of butter in the photograph!

The Mix**
1 cup long grain rice
3 TBS dried minced onions
1 TBS dried parsley flakes
1 TBS beef bouillon granules
1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1 bay leaf

2.5 cups of water
1 (14oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
1/2 lb. fully cooked andouille sausage, 1/4 inch slices
1/2 lb. medium, peeled & deveined fresh shrimp

In a Dutch Oven, combine The Mix**, water, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and sausage. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat & let simmer for 20 minutes. Add shrimp & cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until shrimp are pink.

Note: This is such an easy recipe because a lot of the ingredients are dried and canned, however, I don't think it would hurt to add in fresh garlic, fresh onions, and even a little grilled chicken, cooked. This just adds to your prep time, but would probably be worth it if you are in the mood to cook!

The finished product!!


Anonymous said...

YUMMO!!! that looks way better than Zataran's... is faster too!!! i must try this! thanks for sharing, friend!

~Katie B.

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