Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I have set a food budget for myself for the first time. My budget is not a strict one, I am giving myself $100 every week to spend on food. Even with such a liberal budget I am having a very difficult time staying within it. I have only been doing this for 2 weeks and I have gone over each week by about $25. Maybe I will do it next week.
In trying to stay within my budget I wanted to stretch the 2 chicken Andouille Sausage in the freezer that I had to use, so I decided to make Jambalaya.
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 links Chicken Andouille Sausage, Diced
1 medium Onion, Diced
1 red Hungarian sweet pepper
1 green Hungarian sweet pepper
2 stalks Celery, Diced
4-5 cloves Garlic, Minced
1 14 oz can whole tomatoes, with juice
1 1/4 Cup Chicken Stock
1/4 cup White Wine
3/4 Cup Enriched Long grain Rice
5 large (16 per pound) shrimp, quartered
2 T Cajun seasoning - I used my spice mixture for grilling
1 Lemon, quartered
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
.Add trinity (onion/b.pepper/celery)in a large saute pan with the olive oil. saute until tender, add in the sausage and cook for a few minutes. Add tomato cook about a minute, Add the garlic, wine and rice, cook 1 minute. Add the stock, seasoning mix, bay leaves, Stir well and bake uncovered for about 25 minutes, add the shrimp and bake for another 10 -15 minutes or until the rice is cooked, but still has a little bite. Top with chopped parsley.