Now that it is getting ready to get cold, it is time to pull out the soups, chilli's and other warm to the body recipes. Here is one of my favorite recipes, I like really like a good Jambalaya and I have been making a version of my own for a while. So I thought I would share my version of seafood Jambalaya.
As I always say I never really measure my ingredients so I season to taste, also when I took pictures to share I didn't get a picture of all the ingredients and some steps but its not too much that you can't follow how to make this. So here is what you will need:
FIRST BE SURE TO WASH YOUR HANDS AND HAVE A CLEAN KITCHEN!!!
Nature's Own Seasoning
Red Pepper Flakes
Old Bay Seasoning
Spicy Sausage (of your choice)
(2) Canned Tomatoes
Green Bell Pepper
Diced Tomatoes, you can use whole canned tomatoes if you wish but I like mine smaller.
Spicy Sausage, this is the only pork sausage I will eat and I will only eat it when I am cooking a dish like this that I want spicy sausage in or want it grilled.
Rice, I usually do brown rice but on this day I found that I had run out of brown and only had white rice left.
Old Bay Seasoning, what seafood dish would be right without Old Bay?!?!
Make sure you clean and devein your shrimp or buy then already cleaned. I used medium sized shrimp
After shrimp is cleaned and deveined, season them. I seasoned mine with garlic powder, Tony Chachere's and Nature's Own (NOT PICTURED). Once seasoned you can set your shrimp aside for later.
Cut up and saute on medium heat in Olive Oil (NOT PICTURED), I used half of the package.
After you saute your sausage drain off the oil on a paper towel and set aside.
Dice up your onions.
Then saute them in olive oil as well on medium heat.
While the onions are sauteing you can add your 2 cans of diced tomatoes to a large pot to start cooking over medium/high heat.
As your tomatoes are cooking add in your seasoning Nature's Own, Tony Chachere's, Red Pepper Flakes, Garlic Powder and Old Bay Seasoning along with the Rice and Onions.
To add into your pot, dice up green bell peppers, I usually saute my green bell peppers with my onions but I forgot. I could've gone ahead and sauteed them but I just added them right into the pot.
As the rice starts to get tender ( I guess you can say) add the green bell peppers and the shrimp into the pot. From here let it cook for about 20min still on medium/high heat.
Next add your sauteed sausage to the pot and turn down the heat to medium/low heat and let simmer for about 45min. As it's simmering you can add more seasoning if you like.
After it is done put it in a bowl and enjoy. I like to have mine with a nice piece of garlic bread, this taste so good!!
So that is it for now, if you try this let me know how it taste, if you make your own and it's different from how I make mine I would love to try your recipes. Well until next time, HAPPY EATING!!!