Showing posts from November, 2021

Creole Shrimp and Rice

I love Cajun and spicy food.  This is a great recipe that can be as spicy as you want, but still have great flavor.  My gumbo recipe is so delicious, but making a roux takes time.  Here is a quick recipe that is delicious that satisfies my gumbo, Cajun and spicy craving. I make this recipe with rice, but you can also make it with polenta or grits. I use Savignon Blanc in this recipe, so I drink it along with the meal.  Cheers! 4 Tbs. butter. 1 rib of celery finely chopped. 1/2 yellow onion finely chopped. 1 green bell pepper finely chopped. 3 cloves of garlic minced. 1/3 cup white wine.  I use Savignon Blanc. 1 1/2 cups chicken stock. 1 15 oz. can of diced tomatoes.  Juice and all! 2 lbs. peeled raw shrimp. 1 Tbs. flour. 1/4 - 1/2  tsp. cayenne pepper. 1/4 tsp. black pepper. 1/2 tsp. salt. 1/2 tsp. dried thyme. 1/4 tsp. garlic powder. 1 bay leaf. 4-6 cups of cooked long grain rice. 3 green onions sliced for garnish. Cook long grain rice using package directions. Place butter in a large

Chicken Picatta Pasta

I love when I can change up one of my family's favorite meals making it new, but still delicious. I always have chicken, a jar of capers, lemons or lemon juice, pasta and of course wine on hand.  Here is a quick way to make the delicious flavors of chicken picatta that your family will love.  I make this dish with Savignon Blanc, so since it's open, enjoy a glass or two with the meal.  Cheers! Serves 4-5 1 1/2 lbs. boneless/skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes. 3 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil. 4 garlic cloves chopped. 1/2 yellow onion diced. 2 Tbs. all purpose flour. 1/2 cup of dry white wine. I use Savignon blanc. 1/4 cup lemon juice. 1 cup of chicken stock. 3-4 Tbs. of capers, drained. 1-2 Tbs. of butter. 1/3 cup chopped flat leaf parsley.. 1 lb. of gemelli pasta or any short pasta. Cook pasta according to package directions.  Put 2 Tbs. olive oil into a large skillet.  Salt and pepper  diced chicken. Brown chicken on both sides; about 5-7 minutes. Transfer chicken fr