Showing posts with label sausage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sausage. Show all posts

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo / #SundaySupper


We are days away from Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and because food plays such a big part of the celebration it only seems natural to celebrate with food! You are going to want to make this Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo a part of your party!! It is full of flavor, with sausage and potatoes in the mix too, and it's so easy to make. It takes some time, but it is well worth the time! 
 Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo

1 large Onion, coarsely chopped
1 Red Bell Pepper, coarsely chopped
1 cup Celery, thinly sliced
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
2 teaspoons mild Cajun Seasoning 
1/2 cup Peanut Oil
3/4 cup Flour
1 (48 oz) container Chicken Broth
2 pounds boneless Chicken Breasts
1 pound Andouille Sausage
1 pound Shrimp (med size)
3 pounds Red Potatoes
1 tablespoon Peanut Oil
1 teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup crumbled Bacon



 
Chop the onion, red pepper and celery. It can be a rough chop. I used a mandoline to slice the celery, and it worked great. 
Heat the oil in a large pot. Add the flour a little at a time, whisking constantly as you add it. Continue whisking for 15-18 minutes until the flour mix turns to a caramel color. Then reduce the heat to low, still whisking continuously until the mix turns to a milk chocolate color and becomes smooth. 
Take temperature back to medium. Add the onions, peppers, celery minced garlic and seasoning. Mix together. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
Cut chicken into chunks. Slice sausage into 1/4" wide pieces.

Add chicken broth, sausage and chicken to pot. Increase to medium high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally for 1 hour 30 minutes or until chicken is done.
The chicken needs to be shredded. You can do it by leaving the chicken in the pot, or you can pull it out, shred it and return it to the pan. Using two forks pulling opposite one another makes it easy to shred.
Peel and devein the shrimp. Add to the pot to cook for 3-4 minutes. Mix the red potatoes, oil, and salt together in a bowl. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Quarter the potatoes and place on baking sheet to cook for 40-45 minutes.
Place potatoes into bottom of bowl.
Spoon in gumbo. Top with chopped bacon.
Enjoy your tasty gumbo!

Thanks so much for joining me in this celebration of Mardi Gras, and thank you to Marion from Life Tastes Good. Scroll down a bit to see more yummy Mardi Gras food recipes from Sunday Supper family members.
 
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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Sausage, Pepper, and Onion Kabobs w/ a Boiled Cider Drizzle / #SundaySupper


I grew up in a small town outside Cincinnati. Most of the people I knew and grew up with were of German descent, and even though I am not, Oktoberfest was an exciting and fun time of the year. The festivals were always full of music and games and the food was so amazing! This year I am celebrating Oktoberfest by cooking up some Sausage, Pepper and Onion Kabobs with a Boiled Cider drizzle!
Right down the street from my house is a Lowes Foods. They recently added a section they call "SausageWorks". It is amazing. They smoke the sausage outside, and the parking lot smells heavenly! I dropped by the counter to see what they would recommend for my kabobs. They suggested the Bavarian sausage. It is a traditional German blend of house-made pork bratwurst sausage, and it is amazing! They told me that a customer took some home and reported back saying that he had been to many Oktoberfest celebrations when he was stationed in Germany and that Bavarian sausage tasted exactly the same. So that sold me!
I decided to change things up a little, by making kabobs instead of the traditional sandwich, adding peppers and onions, and topping it with an easy Boiled Cider drizzle. 
Sausage, Pepper and Onion Kabob w/ a Boiled Cider Drizzle
(Makes 4 Kabobs)
(printable recipe at end of post)

64 oz. Apple Cider
4 Bavarian Sausage Links
4 tbl. Butter
1 each Red, Yellow and Orange Pepper
1 Medium Yellow Onion
4 Skewers

Pour the apple cider into a non reactive pan. Heat on medium high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low for 4-5 hours. It should be reduced to a about 1 cup. You can test it by seeing if it will coat a spoon. Remove from heat and refrigerate. This can be done days before you cook the sausages.

Unwrap the sausages, and pierce with a fork in several places on each side.
Place sausages in a non stick pan and fill with about an inch of water. Bring to a boil. Cover the pan and reduce the heat, cooking for 10 minutes.
Chop peppers and onions. Cut onion in large pieces, and cut peppers into wide pieces. Saute each in 2 tablespoons of  butter and cook just until they are soft. Be careful not to overcook.
Remove sausage from pan and place on the grill. Turn so all sides are licked by the flames, about 2 minutes a side.
Cut the sausages diagonally.
Build each kabob with the peppers, onions, and sausage pieces.
Drizzle kabobs with cider drizzle.
Enjoy! Thanks for dropping by today!

Much thanks to Cricket of Cricket's Confections for hosting today!

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yield: 4 Kabobsprint recipe

Sausage, Pepper and Onion Kabobs w/ a Boiled Cider Drizzle

prep time: 5 hour and 20 MINScook time: 30 MINStotal time: 5 hours and 50 mins

INGREDIENTS:


  • 64 oz. Apple Cider
  • 4 Bavarian Sausage Links
  • 4 tbl. Butter
  • 1 each Red, Yellow and Orange Pepper
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion
  • 4 Skewers

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Pour the apple cider into a non reactive pan. Heat on medium high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low for 4-5 hours. It should be reduced to a about 1 cup. You can test it by seeing if it will coat a spoon. Remove from heat and refrigerate. This can be done days before you cook the sausages.
  2. Unwrap the sausages, and pierce with a fork in several places on each side.
  3. Place sausages in a non stick pan and fill with about an inch of water. Bring to a boil. Cover the pan and reduce the heat, cooking for 10 minutes.
  4. Chop peppers and onions. Cut onion in large pieces, and cut peppers into wide pieces. Saute each in 2 tablespoons of butter and cook just until they are soft. Be careful not to overcook.
  5. Remove sausage from pan and place on the grill. Turn so all sides are licked by the flames, about 2 minutes a side.
  6. Cut the sausages diagonally.
  7. Build each kabob with the peppers, onions, and sausage pieces.
  8. Drizzle kabobs with cider drizzle.
  9. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Sausage & Apple Cornbread Bundt Cake w/ a White Gravy Drizzle / #BundtBakers

This Sausage and Apple Cornbread Bundt Cake w/ a White Gravy Drizzle is definitely a change from the bundt cakes I usually make, but it is a welcome change! This savory bundt cake is bursting with tasty flavors and would be perfect for lunch, dinner, or even a brunch! I made a favorite cornbread recipe, but before I baked it I added chopped Chicken and Apple Sausage, grilled corn, and onion. Once it was out of the oven, I topped it with a White Gravy drizzle, and sprinkled it with black pepper. Very easy and yummy!

bundt cake

Sausage and Apple Cornbread Bundt Cake w/ a White Gravy Drizzle
 (printable recipe)
Makes 6 Mini Bundt Cakes

1 1/4 cup Flour 
3/4 cup Cornmeal
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/3 cup Sugar
3/4 teaspoon Salt
1 1/4 cup Whole Milk
1/4 cup Shortening 
1 Egg
3 tablespoon chopped Onion
1 link Chicken and Apple Sausage, chopped
2 tablespoon Grilled Corn, cut from cob
1 package Country Gravy Mix

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
 Mix together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar and salt. Add the milk, shortening and egg. Mix just until combined. 
Slice the sausage, lengthwise, into four pieces, then chop the sausage into small slices. Chop the onion into small pieces. Grill the corn over medium heat. Slice the corn from the cob. Add the sausage, onion, and corn to the batter. Pour into the mini bundt pan.
Bake for 15-17 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool, then remove from pan. 
 Make gravy according to package directions. Drizzle over bundt and sprinkle with black pepper. 
 Cut into the bundt and enjoy all those savory flavors!

Thank you for joining me today! Scroll down to see all the tasty, savory bundts baked by the #BundtBakers members!

Thank you to Padmajha, who blogs at Seduce Your Tastebuds for hosting today!


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Monday, June 6, 2016

Sausage and Pasta Summer Salad!

With summer here, I am thinking it is time to start eating a little lighter. With all the heat and humidity we have been having, the thought of something heavy, just seems to drag me down and I get those "after eating yawns" that make me want to nap. Of course, then my day ends up being very unproductive. So today I am enjoying this Sausage and Pasta Summer Salad!  You are going to love it! It is light and full of so many great flavors!


Oh, did I mention, there is wine too! Check out this recipe! Today I am guest posting over at Women's Daily with this Sausage and Pasta Summer Salad, made with Aidells Chicken Sausage, and  a chilled glass of Pinot Grigio from Cupcake Vineyards!

 Click here to get the recipe: Sausage and Pasta Summer Salad
Make it today, and "after eating yawns" will be gone! Thanks for stopping by today!