Friday, January 14, 2011

Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

Tricking your brain... 
its the key to staying with your "diet" or new lifestyle. 

See the white pieces in my jambalaya???
Looks like rice but it is cauliflower... I could not tell the difference.  Another vegetable in my Jambalaya!

Frozen Blueberries and Rice Milk
Another little trick. The frozen blueberries freeze the rice milk creating a little ice cream like texture around the blueberries. This is a nice trick when you feel like you "need" ice cream or a cold treat, this is a great choice! I do 1:1 ratio.

Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya
The Ingredients:
2 - 3 chicken breasts
1 bag full cooked and shelled shrimp
1 orange bell pepper, sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
1 small yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 32 oz chicken broth (homemade or boxed)
2 tomatoes, diced (1 can will do)
ground pepper
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 fresh thyme (dried will work too)
1 tsp parsley
1 bag frozen cauliflower (fresh will work)

The Directions:
I started with a frying pan. Saute onions and peppers in a little Olive Oil. Saute until peppers and onions are tender. Dump them into a soup pot. In the same frying pan add raw chicken. I cut mine into pieces. Brown and cook chicken until they are no longer pink inside. Add them to the soup pot. Add chicken broth and tomatoes and all the seasonings. Bring to a boil.

While waiting for the soup to boil, add cauliflower to the food processor. I used frozen this time. The fresh just did not look to be in good conditions. :) Thaw the cauliflower half way. Add to the processor and process until the cauliflower resembles rice. (*see picture) If you are using fresh cauliflower add directly to the processor and pulse. Set aside!

(sorry this was taken with my phone)

Once the soup is boiling add the shrimp and cauliflower rice. Let boil for just 5 minutes or us. Just enough to warm the shrimp. IF you are using raw shrimp you will want to add the shrimp and boil for 15  - 20 minutes.

You can add cod to this and it would be delicious. If you are into sausage --- add it!


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