Monday, March 3, 2014


I know I live in Maine and there is an abundant of seafood but I normally don't serve it in meals. My husband and son love seafood. If we are eating at a restaurant and there is fried Maine shrimp, my husband will order it every time. He says Maine shrimp is more tender. We even have clam and lobster festivals in Maine. So, I figured I would make some jambalaya with Maine shrimp. I was surprised we had a hard time finding my husband's desired shrimp so I cheated and went with cocktail shrimp. I really liked this dish since it is a one pot meal with heat. It was very popular at my house.
1 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
3 celery stalks, diced
8 oz. sausage, cut into cubes
5 oz. chicken breast, cut into bite sizes
2 bay leaves
2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 (28 oz.) diced tomatoes
2 (8 oz.) tomato sauce
1 cup water
3/4 cup rice, uncooked
1 cup cooked small shrimp
salt and pepper to taste

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, bell pepper, and celery. Saute for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the sausage, chicken, bay leaves, and cayenne pepper. Cook for 5 minutes while stirring often.
  4. Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and water.
  5. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in the rice. Allow to boil.
  7. Lower the heat and simmer covered for 20 minutes or rice is cooked.
  8. Stir in the shrimp and allow to cook for 5 minutes.
  9. Remove the bay leaves before serving. Season with salt and pepper.
Receipt adapted from Epicurious.

One year ago...................................I made Macaroni and Cheese.
Two years ago.................................I made Butterscotch Fondue.
Did you already know....................
-In 2014, the shrimp fishing was banned in Maine.
-The last ban on shrimp fishing in Maine occurred over 35 years ago.
-As shrimp mature, male shrimp change their sex to females.

No comments:

Post a Comment