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!!

2 comments:

funtimeswiththebeckers said...

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

~Katie B.

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

DELISH!

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