2.28.2011

Shrimp & Sausage Jambalaya


 
It won't be too much longer until we are getting seventy degree weather everyday and spring is in full bloom. I've decided that I need to get my fill of hearty soups, chilis and other winter favorites while there is still time because, let's face it, no one wants to eat a huge bowl of jambalaya when it is seventy degrees outside! This shrimp and sausage jambalaya has wonderful flavor and is the perfect comfort meal on these final winter days.

 
Adapted loosely from Best Loved Slow Cooker Recipes

 
You Will Need:
  • 1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (I used sweet onion)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper
  • 2 cups okra, diced
  • 1 rib celery, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp Tabasco
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 lb cooked shrimp
  • 1 lb sweet Italian sausage, cooked and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 cups uncooked brown rice

 
Here We Go:
  • Combine cooked sausage, tomatoes with juice, onion, bell peppers, celery, okra, garlic, oregano, Tabasco, chili powder and thyme in slow cooker and cover
  • Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours
  • Stir in cooked shrimp and cover
  • Cook on low for another 20 minutes
  • While shrimp is cooking, prepare rice according to package directions

 
Makes 6 Servings
Happy Feasting!

6 comments:

Rebecca's Culinary Chronicles said...

Looks delish!!

Kate said...

Hi Rebecca! This jambalaya is delish! The flavors are so wonderful! Thanks for stopping by!

Kim Kelly said...

Love the Jambalaya!! And I'm eager for the weather to turn too... it's been frigid here in San Diego with the highs only in the high 50's!! BBBRRR!!
Love the dish, my husband's favorite, but I haven't made it for a long time. Thanks for the reminder!

Kate said...

Kim, I'm so glad you love the jambalaya! And I would take 50 degree weather anyday considering here in Charlottesville, VA it has been in the low 30's..brrrr! Thanks for stopping by and posting a comment! I hope your husband likes it - you will have to let me know!

Caitlin Cottrell said...

Kate!! Your blog is amazing! I seriously refer to it weekly for meal ideas. I made this jumbalaya last week and Will and I loved it! Keep 'em coming!!!

Kate said...

Caitlin! I'm so glad that you and Will liked the jambalaya and I'm even happier that you like the blog! More recipes coming soon :-)