C.H.E.F. Recipes (Cheap Healthy Easy Fast)

Heat Me Up Jambalaya

The temps today have been quite cold and according to the weatherman, there’s no sign of a warm-up in the near future. Feeling the chill and knowing that a warm dish for dinner would be welcomed by all, I decided to make my version of jambalaya. It was slightly spicy, warming and filling.

Jambalaya 12-11-13

1 link smoked sausage ( I like to use organic, no nitrates or nitrites)

1 lg onion, chopped

1 cup white wine – not cooking wine

3 cloves garlic

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1 – 15 oz can diced tomatoes (again, I like to use organic, low salt, petite diced)

1 TBS parsley & basil

1/2 tsp. thyme & sage

1/2 lb. bay scallops

1/2 lb. shrimp

1/2 lb. haddock or white fish of choice

1 cup fresh or frozen Okra

1 green bell pepper, diced

1/2 to 1 whole jalapeno pepper, diced

1 TBS cilantro

1 1/2 cups brown rice cooked in 4 cups water for 45 minutes.

Slice smoked sausage thinly, brown in pan with a little olive oil, add wine, onions, garlic, onion and garlic powders, tomatoes, parsley, basil, thyme and sage. Simmer low for 35 minutes. Add remaining ingredients cook 5 minutes, add cooked rice and simmer 10 minutes longer or until liquid is absorbed.  Serve!

*Allow each person to add a dash of hot sauce to their individual bowl if preferred.

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