It is the most interesting place.
A blend of drunken debauchery and beatiful history combined into one fascinating city.
I went there in college
when because the drinking age there was still 18. Mature, right?
I won’t get into details about my antics, but they fall into the first category, let’s leave it at that. I would like to go back with adult eyes (and stomach) to better appreciate the beignets, muffalettas, and carriage rides through the historic city. But for now, I recreated a taste of the town (with a simple healthy twist) of Jambalaya.
‘Hope you like it ya’ll!
Here’s What You Need: (For 4)
1/2 llb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 large carrot, diced
1 small onion, diced
1-2 tsps Cajun seasoning*
1-2 sausage links* (Examples: chicken andouille sausage, smoked turkey sausage)
14oz petite diced tomatoes (drained, but reserving 1 TBS of liquid)
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 green pepper, sliced and chopped roughly
Handful of kale or baby spinach, chopped (optional)
S+P & Extra virgin olive oil
Hot sauce (optional)
Here’s What You Do:
Saute the sausage on medium high until cooked and set aside. Drizzle the same pan with EVOO. Add in the onion and carrot and salt and pepper for about 3 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon. Stir in the green pepper and the the Cajun* seasoning and garlic, stirring constantly for about 2 minutes. Add in the sausage and tomatoes and cover for five minutes. Add in the shrimp and kale and cook, covered, for five minutes more. Serve over brown rice with hot sauce to pass.
Obviously don’t add the hot sauce for the kiddos! Also, if you make your own seasoning be sure to adjust the spicy factor. Also, my kids like things compartamentalized so I had the rice with a few of the vegetables separate from the sausage.
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