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A.K.’s New Orleans Shrimp & Sausage on Rice March 7, 2009

Filed under: the Gluten Free Diet — seekthesethings @ 4:24 pm
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I had this at a restaurant the other night and I loved it. Here’s the GF recipe:

A.K.’s New Orleans Shrimp & Sausage on Rice

Sauce

  • 1.5 lbs large shrimp peeled and de-veined
  • 1.5 lbs sausage, sliced in rounds (try Bar-S Classic Smoked Sausage, it’s GF)
  • 1 whole green bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 whole red, orange, or gold bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 vidalia onion, chopped in large pieces
  • 1 lb mushrooms, cubed
  • 2 cups fresh Parmesan cheese (you can also use Velveeta)
  • 6 tbs GF Cajun seasoning (or make your own)
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tsp GF Worcestershire sauce
  • 12 oz evaporated milk (or cream)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 stick butter, sliced

Rice

  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 tbs dry minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs olive oil

Cajun Seasoning

  • 2 tbs paprika
  • 2 tbs salt
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 tbs black pepper
  • 1 tbs cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbs dry oregano
  • 1 tbs dry thyme
  • 1 tbs chili powder

On one burner, cook the rice in an adequate amount of water with the minced garlic, salt, and olive oil. Stir occasionally, add additional water if needed.

Shake the shrimp and 3 tbs Cajun seasoning in a zip-lock bag. Refrigerate.

Heat 1 tbs olive oil and sausage in a large skillet on medium high heat for 2 minutes, stirring often. Add the onions and peppers, stir for 2 more minutes. Add the mushrooms, stir for 1 more minute, then add the Worcestershire sauce.

To the skillet, quickly add the evaporated milk, milk, and 3 tbs of cajun seasoning. Stir until the color is consistant. Be sure not to let the milk curdle. Add the butter and stir until melted. Add the cheese and stir it while it melts into the sauce. Add water as necessary to prevent the sauce from clumping. Simmer over low heat.

Heat 1 tbs olive oil in another large skillet. Saute the shrimp about 2 minutes on each side, then add them to the sauce mixture.

Ladle the sauce over 1/2 cup of rice. Serve with a green garden salad. Feeds 8.

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A.K.’s GF Mac n Cheese October 24, 2008

Filed under: the Gluten Free Diet — seekthesethings @ 4:39 pm
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When cooking, I shoot from the hip. Periodically, I will be adding my own GF recipes to my website. Please do not expect my recipes to look like recipes should. And please don’t feel obligated to follow my recipes to the letter. These recipes are here to inspire you to experiment in your own GF kitchen. Best of luck!

A.K.’s GF Mac n Cheese

  • One box of De Boles GF Rice Rotini Pasta
  • 1/2 stick of real butter (try land o lakes)
  • a splash of milk
  • about 4 oz of your favorite cheese, shredded or very thinly sliced
  • seasoning

Boil your noodles until they are tender, but not splitting apart. Skim the starch layer off the top of the water before you pour the pasta into a strainer. Throw your butter into the hot pot on put it back on the burner on low-medium heat. Once enough of the butter has melted to the bottom of the pot to prevent the pasta from sticking, pour the strained pasta back into the pot, add a very small splash of milk (maybe a tablespoon or so), then add your cheese. Stir the pot. Keep stirring until all the chese has melted, add another splash of milk if your cheese is too sticky. Turn off the heat but leave it on the burner to keep it warm in case you want seconds. Eat as is or season to taste with your favorite flavor (ex: salt, parsley, cilantro, italian seasoning, etc.) Serves 2-4, depending on how big you like your portions. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for a couple days. Rice pasta is heavier than pasta made with bleached and refined white wheat flour, so eat a smaller portion than you are used to if you are new to the Gluten Free Diet.

This basic recipe is very adaptable and you can add new ingredients to shake things up. Try one of these:

  • a can of GF chili
  • sliced GF hot dogs
  • chunked Portabello mushrooms

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