1 1/2 cups uncooked brown rice
chicken bouillon cube
2 bay leaves, divided
1/8 + 1/4 tsp cayenne, divided
1/8 + 1/2 tsp paprika
1/8 + 1/2 tsp thyme
1 tsp oil
1 onion, diced
2 celery, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 lb 96% lean ground beef or Cajun sausage
salt and fresh pepper, to taste
1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 scallions, chopped
Cook brown rice according to package directions in water along with a chicken bouillon, 1 bay leaf and 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 each of salt, cayenne, paprika and thyme.
When the rice is almost done cooking, heat a large heavy saucepan on medium-low heat. Add the oil, onions, green pepper, celery, bay leaf and garlic. Sauté on medium-low heat until soft, about 5 minutes. Add beef, salt, black pepper, remaining paprika, thyme and cayenne pepper. Sauté until browned, about 10-15 minutes; add shrimp, cover and cook 5 more minutes.
When the rice is done, toss with beef and shrimp and combine well. Top with scallions and serve.
Makes 6 1/2 cups.
8 ounces linguine
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large sweet onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon rosemary
1 tablespoon thyme
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
1 pound large shrimp
1 cup white wine
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Parmesan cheese, for garnish
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Generously salt the water.
Cook pasta for 8-9 minutes, or until al dente, and drain.
In a skillet over medium heat, add olive oil. Add the onion and cook until lightly browned and softened, about 3-4 minutes.
Add garlic, rosemary, thyme, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Stir and cook an additional 2 minutes.
Add the shrimp and let them cook for 3 minutes. Flip and cook for another 3 minutes.
Add the white wine and lemon juice. Cook until the wine has reduced.
Add the cooked pasta to the skillet.
Toss, serve & enjoy!
1 cup plain dried bread crumbs
2 teaspoons five-spice powder
1 teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 to 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 1/2 pounds small red snapper or grey sole fillets
6 tablespoons vegetable oil, for frying
4 firm bananas
Lime wedges, for serving
In a shallow bowl, toss together bread crumbs, five-spice powder, thyme, allspice, salt and cayenne. In a second shallow bowl, beat eggs with a fork. Turn fish fillets one at a time in crumbs, then dip them in beaten eggs to coat and then coat again with crumb mixture; place on a plate.
In a large skillet, heat 2 Tbsp. oil over medium heat until hot. Add half of fish and cook until golden and crisp on bottom, 2 to 3 minutes; turn and cook until crisp on other side, 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer fish to a plate and keep in a warm oven while you repeat with remaining fish and 2 Tbsp. more oil.
In a large nonstick skillet, heat remaining 2 Tbsp. oil over medium-high heat. Slice bananas 1/3-inch thick and pan-fry until golden on both sides, about 4 minutes. Serve bananas and lime wedges with fish.
2 cups cooked, chopped chicken breast
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup cooked, diced carrots
1/2 cup cooked, diced potatoes
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme
double pie crust (Recipe)
Combine chicken breast, peas, carrots, and potatoes in a bowl; set aside.
In medium saucepan, melt butter. Sauté onion until clear. Whisk in flour and cook until bubbly. Whisk in broth and milk. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer until thickened. Stir in seasonings. Pour over chicken-vegetable mixture and stir to combine. Cool completely if preparing for freezer. Otherwise proceed with recipe.
Line pie plate with bottom crust. Pour in filling. Position top crust, crimp edges, and cut a slash in the top. Bake at 375° for one hour or until crust is brown and filling bubbles.
If you want to make this ahead and freeze. Simply wrap with foil before baking, label, and freeze. To serve: Vent top and brush with milk.
Bake at 450° for 15 minutes and then reduce heat and bake at 375° until crust is browned and filling bubbles, about one hour more.
Note: Mixed, frozen vegetables may be substituted for the peas, carrots, and potatoes. This is also delicious made with cooked turkey.