Recetas/Recipes

Fried Shrimp and Crawfish Creamy Alfredo with Patton’s Hot Sausage Crumble

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I promise I will post more healthy recipes for Lenten Season in the coming weeks! I wanted to post this comfort food recipe that I made a couple of weeks ago before Lenten began. It was my last date with sin lol. Here is another pasta recipe to add to your collection that combines all of my favorite ingredients. It’s a little labor intensive but it is so worth it! Buen Provecho!

Ingredients: 

– 1 package of frozen crawfish (or lobster if crawfish is unavailable but if you can order crawfish online order it from www.cajungrocer.com)

– 1 box of good thin spaghetti

– 1 stick of salted butter

– 1 clove of minced garlic

– 1 cup of heavy cream

– 1 ½ cup of shredded Parmesan cheese

– ¼ cup of chopped parsley

– 1 pound of deveined fresh medium sized shrimp

– 1 cup of buttermilk

– Cajun seasoning

– 1 cup of flour

– Peanut oil or vegetable oil

– 1 Patton’s hot sausage patty or ½ link of chorizo

– Garlic Bread

 

Preparation:

Remove crawfish from package and rinse with cold water. Season with Cajun seasoning. Set aside. In a medium sized pot boil water and add spaghetti. Cook until al dente. Do not drain pasta. Meanwhile, sauté garlic and butter in a medium size stockpot on low medium heat. Add crawfish. Cook for two minutes. Add heavy cream. Season with a sprinkle of Cajun seasoning. Add the spaghetti to the pot with tongs. Make sure that you shake the excess water over the spaghetti pot as you grab a heaping of spaghetti with the tongs. Mix spaghetti with Alfredo sauce. Add Parmesan cheese and set aside. Chop parsley and set aside.

In one bowl add buttermilk and another add flour with 1 tbs. of Cajun seasoning. Heat pan with oil for frying. Dip shrimp in buttermilk. Remove excess and dip into flour. Fry shrimp until golden brown. Remove cooked shrimp from the pan and lay on a paper towel. In another pan, cook your hot sausage patty or chorizo link. Drain on a paper towel. Serve spaghetti with fried shrimp and hot sausage crumble over warm garlic bread.

 

 

 

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Entree

Turkey Sausage with Savoury Basil Cilantro Thyme Tomato Salsa over Couscous

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My beloved grandmother used to always tell me to treat yourself as a guest. She would make sure that I sat at the table with a napkin in my lap, posture straight and a proper table setting. I used to think she was old fashioned but now I am so grateful that she taught me proper etiquette so when I eat at fine dining establishments I know what to do. I can still hear her say,”Elbows off the table!”

Tonight I’m just eating at home and a little tired from a long week but I still want to end my day by treating myself like a guest!

Ingredients:

5 turkey sausage links
2 cans of Spanish style tomato sauce
4 sprigs of thyme
1/3 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 cup of chopped fresh basil
1 minced clove of garlic
2 tbs. of coconut oil
1 tbs. of agave nectar
1 tsp. of fresh ground black pepper
2 boxes of herbed couscous

Preparation:

Grill turkey sausage. (George Foreman 🙂 ) Cut sausages into small pieces. Set aside. Sauté garlic and thyme in coconut oil in a medium size stockpot at medium low heat. Add tomato sauce and a half can of water. Simmer on low heat for 10 minutes. Add fresh herbs and sausages. Simmer on low medium heat for 30 minutes. Serve with herbed couscous. (Follow box instructions for herbed couscous) Buen Provecho!

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