jambalaya

Grumpy

The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer.
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INGREDIENTS​

  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil, divided

  • 2 tablespoons Slap Ya Mama/Cajun seasoning, (adjust to suit your tastes/heat preference)
  • 10 ounces (300 g) andouille sausage, sliced into rounds
  • 1 pound (500 g) boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 large spanish onion diced
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 small red bell pepper (capsicum), seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 14 ounces (400 g) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper
  • 1 teaspoon each dried thyme and dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked white rice (short grain or long grain)
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1.5 pound (750 g) raw shrimp/prawns tails on or off, peeled and deveined
  • Sliced green onions and chopped parsley, to garnish

INSTRUCTIONS​

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Season the sausage and chicken pieces with half of the Cajun seasoning.
  • add 1/4 cup molasses
  • Brown sausage in the hot oil; remove with slotted spoon and set aside. Add remaining oil to the pot and sauté chicken until lightly browned. Remove with slotted spoon; set aside.
  • Sauté the onion, until onion is soft and transparent. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant (30 seconds).
  • add 1 small can tomato paste
  • Stir in the tomatoes; season with salt, pepper, thyme, oregano, red pepper flakes (or Cayenne powder),add one diced scotch bonnet pepper, and/or hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and the remaining Cajun seasoning. chicken and sausage. Cook for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  • Add in the rice and chicken broth, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low-medium. Cover and let simmer for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and rice is cooked, while stirring occasionally.
  • Place the shrimp on top of the Jambalaya mixture, stir through gently and cover with lid. Allow to simmer while stirring occasionally, until the shrimp are cooked through and pink (about 5-6 minutes, depending on the size/thickness of the shrimp being used).
  • Season with a little extra salt and pepper if needed and remove from heat. Adjust heat with extra hot sauce, Cayenne pepper or Cajun seasoning. Serve immediately with sliced green onions and parsley.
 
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Grumpy

The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer.
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I just had the daughter in law make some to the recipe,
I found posted else-ware and it was really good,
so I figured on passing along the recipe
 
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Grumpy

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shes a good cook , but she thinks a single scotch bonnet peppers a joke,
she wanted to use 5-6....
trust me... ones just enough to make it hot enough:relieved:
obviously you could dice up a couple more, to use on your plate of food if your a masochist
 
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chromebumpers

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We eat out or take out half the week. As time goes on I feel less and less like cooking. I was fine when I cooked because I liked to but when it became ”my job” I lost the enjoyment.
 

Grumpy

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question gentlemen,
I'm going in for knee replacement surgery on left knee
,and because I do 99.9% of the cooking in our home.
my wife can't make toast without setting off the smoke detectors
I will not, or may be able to do so for several weeks
there are services that deliver READY TO EAT MEALS,
do any of you have experiences good/bad to suggest which service I might contact/use?
 

Indycars

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Sorry, I've never used that service. My dad hired someone to live with him and they cooked.
 

Indycars

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that might be an option.
That would certainly would be more expensive IF all you need is 3 meals a day. But if you need someone to look after her, do some light house cleaning. How long will you be gone from the house ?
 

Grumpy

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that remains too be seen, but in theory, only 3-4 days
 

chromebumpers

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I don’t know how you figure you will be gone for days. I hope your surgeon doesn’t do the old way by cutting the ligaments of the knee. That’s flat out crazy if you have that done anymore!
baring very rare complications you should be out the next day by noon.

There is usually a county service like meals on wheels but every location has something different. Your insurance carrier would have information for shopper services and local government have agencies that provide prepaired frozen food dishes dropped off at your place once at week. Guaranteed the doctor’s off you go to has information to support services.
AARP lists service providers in their publications and websites. And surely the local in-residence elderly care facilities have information offered to families for time just like this, you don’t have to be a part of their care to get answers.

Every supermarket chain has a delivery service and just like anything that can be pulled off the shelves can also be done for the deli department, their Hot bars and if that store has a buffet they can package up meals by the pound you pick out from the menus. I probably didn’t set off any bells or whistles with my ideas for you but every insurance carrier and hospital has information for families to contact for this exact situation.

I can’t imagine if you have a refrigerator you can’t make up food to keep for a couple - few days that someone could pull the plastic off and reheat. Make up some tunafish, hard boiled eggs already peeled and stored in ziploc bags. Premixed salads. Jello, bananas, grapes, breads (muffins).

Above all I think you are making this out to be seriously debilitating surgery. Not so at all. You will be out of the hopital the very next day after the occupational and physical therapists see you can stand and walk. the sooner you get moving, the better off you will be. DO NOT SIT FOR MORE THAN 30 minutes all day long. Keep getting up and bending that knee! This is how I screwed up. Chances are you won’t go through anything like I did so don’t over think about this.q
I can tell you for a fact if you can cook now you’ll be fine to cook the next day.
You don’t get sutures anymore, they close you up with supper glue. As long as you are not bleeding you can shower just like any time before just keep it bandaged for 10 days perhaps less just follow post op instructions.
Your insurance co offers a visiting nurse and therapists, make sure you take advantage of this as it doest’t cost you for the first 2 weeks, that’s universal. If you have steps to a second floor have someone with you but use those steps. I’m so screwed up now because I had no one give me correct information. I didn’t have a clue who or what was right.

If I skipped anything just ask. I can’t fathom how you can be in trouble over this, you just haven’t had the experience yet.
 
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T-Test

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Ham and cheese sandwich for a few days.

If I had the chilli on a hunting trip, I 'd never get any thing. They (prey) would smell me a mile away.
 
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