Tuesday, April 12, 2011

J is for Jambalaya...

   When you live in Texas, you like things hot. I think because we are bordered by Mexico and Louisiana,that we get the best of both foods here. We love seafood. After all we also live on Gulf of Mexico. So here is a seafood recipe of my Mother's with a Cajun flavor.

Seafood Jambalaya


1 clove   garlic, chopped
½ lb       cleaned shrimp
1 Tbs     oil
1 (1lb) can tomatoes
1 (9oz) package french green beans with sautéed mushrooms
2/3 c      water
1 tsp       salt
1/8 tsp    thyme
1/8 tsp    pepper
2 dashes Tabasco sauce
2/3 cup   minute rice


   Saute garlic and shrimp in oil in a skillet just until shrimp turns pink.  Add remaining ingredients except rice.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes.  Stir in rice.  Cover and simmer for 10 minutes longer.

Makes 4 servings. (recipe may be doubled or tripled)