1 pound ready to eat cooked frozen medium shrimp (If you really like shrimp feel free to add more)
2 cups leftover variety of meats chopped (sausage, pork, chicken, whatever you have on hand)
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
Tabasco sauce, 1 tablespoon for each degree of heat you like
(traditional would be 3 Tablespoons)
1 tablespoon Paprika
1 onion, chopped
3 celery ribs, chopped
5 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
3 carrots, sliced
1 red pepper, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
1 20 ounce can diced tomatoes
2 vegetable broth cubes
2 cups boiling water
2 cups long grain white rice
1 cup Frozen corn
Chop the meats into bite sized cubes, combine in one container and marinate with part of the Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce and paprika, ensuring that every bit is covered, but not drowning in the sauces. Pull the shrimp out of the freezer, while still frozen, put in container and add remaining Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce and paprika; again, making sure each shrimp is covered, but not drowning in the sauces. Put meats and shrimp into fridge for 3-8 hours.
In a large pot, saute the raw veggies in oil until the onion is translucent. Add canned tomatoes, drain any marinating juices from the meat/shrimp containers and add them to the pot. Add vegetable stock cubes, two cups water. Cover and simmer until the liquid is absorbed. Add the meat (not the shrimp) and frozen corn. If the rice is not done, add water, one cup at a time and continue to simmer until the rice is done to your taste.
When the rice is tender, take the pot off the heat and stir in the shrimp. Let set until the shrimp is warmed through. As the shrimp is already cooked you don’t want to cook it more or you’ll end up with hard chewy little shrimp nuggets.
Serve with Emeril’s essence creole for those who like it extra spicy & flavourful (I found it here):
1 ½ tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme
Combine all ingredients thoroughly and put in an empty spice shaker jar.
It’s perfect with bread and green salad or just eat it on its own. It is also a great dish to make when you’re entertaining as it makes enough to serve a small army. I made this recipe tonight for the first time by combining a few different recipes found online and tossing in leftovers. Sam immediately asked for me to add it to the family recipe website and as other websites change there recipes or the links disappear, I thought it would be a good idea too.