Did you see Beasts of the Southern Wild? It was a really fantastic movie about many topics and starred the fabulous Quvenzhané Wallis. She really is phenomenal. What spoke the most to me in this movie were the messages of making the most of what you have and cherishing your own community.If you're making jambalaya, there are a lot of "right" ways to do it, and many ingredients that are delicious in the pot! Use what you have and what you like.
Farro Jambalaya with Shrimp and Turkey Sausage
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 small (or 1 large) onion, diced
- 2 stalks celery, sliced or diced
- 2 carrots, diced
- 4 ounces (or so) mushrooms, sliced or diced
- 1 bell pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 cup raw farro (or rice)
- 1-16 ounce can diced tomatoes (bonus points if you canned them yourself!)
- 8 ounces andouille sausage
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups vegetable, chicken, turkey or fish stock (more bonus points if you made it)
- 2 teaspoons Cajun spice (more or less, to taste)
- 8 ounces raw shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails removed
- In a large dutch oven or pot, heat vegetable oil over medium heat.Starting with the onions, add them to the pan. As you chop the rest of your veggies, keep adding them to the pan and stir. Once all of the veggies are in the pan, saute for a few more minutes or until they have softened.
- Add farro, sausage, tomatoes, water, stock, Cajun spice blend and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer or until farrow is tender - about 20 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for 5-8 minutes more or until shrimp is cooked.
|This is enough for a double batch|
|Lots of veggies! I was going to add zucchini too, but ran out of room.|
|Just added the shrimp|
|Laissez le bon temps rouler!|