Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya

  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound sausage, such as kielbasa or andouille, sliced
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced OR 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain rice, rinsed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 to 4 dashes hot sauce, optional (recommended: Tabasco)
  • 1/2 pound medium shrimp, deveined
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • Lemon wedges
Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat, add the kielbasa and saute for 8 to 10 minutes, until browned. Remove the kielbasa to a bowl, and set aside. Add the butter, onion, celery and peppers to the same pot and saute for 8 to 10 minutes, until the onion is translucent. Add the tomato, garlic, jalapeno or cayenne, oregano, thyme, and tomato paste and cook until all the vegetables and herbs are blended well. Add the stock and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in the rice, and add the sausage, bay leaves, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Return to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Add the shrimp, and stir well. Cover the pot, remove it from the heat and allow the jambalaya to steam for 15 minutes before serving.

Garnish with the scallions, parsley, and a dash of hot sauce, if desired. Serve with lemon wedges.

Makes 4 servings
Adapted from the Food Network

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