With all the wines I got this past weekend I needed to create equally amazing meals to match with them. I got this great fresh Pinot Gris called “Mount Fishtail Wine”. It is dry but finishes very smooth. LOVE IT! The weather today has been horrible, living in Winnipeg it can snow one day, be +20 the next day and rain with a +10. Well today was a rainy, cloudy day. And I needed a little ‘heat’ to make me feel better about it.
What better way then to make some hot YUMMY jambalaya!!!
- 3 Cajun hot sausages, chopped into bite-size pieces(remove from casing)
- 10 medium shrimp
- 1tbsp EVOO
- 1.5tbsp of whole wheat flour
- 1 large onion
- 3 minced garlic cloves
- 2tbsp of fresh parsley, finely chopped
- half of a red pepper, green pepper, orange pepper, chopped
- 2 celery sticks, chopped
- 1.5 cup of cooked brown long grain rice
- 1 16oz can of diced tomatoes in juice
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 1.5 tbsp of Thyme
- 1tbsp of Chili Flakes
- 1-2 Drops of Hot Sauce to taste (optional)
Cook brown rice as per directions, fluff and put to the side
In a pan heat oil and add chopped sausage. Brown and lower heat.
In a large sauce pan, cook oil and flour over medium heat to create a roux, when it is golden colour toss in your garlic, onion (small dice), peppers (with seeds removed) and celery. Sautee your vegetables until just tender. Add cooked rice, can of tomatoes, chopped parsley and spices. Cover and cook on low-med heat for several min, string occasionally.
While your rice is simmering, add shrimp to your cooked sausage, pour white wine over top and cook only for a min or two making sure to flip the shrimp. Don’t over cook the shrimp as it will cook quickly and you don’t want it chewy. Once done, add to your rice pan.
Cook for another two minutes stirring with a spatula.
Add hot sauce if desired and serve!!!
Writing this blog and editing the photos, I realized I haven’t introduced my helper. She is always in the kitchen with me while cooking or sitting on my desk helping me edit or write. Her name is Tia!! She is almost 9 year old and a bengal kitty!!