Shrimp & Sausage Stew

Shrimp & Sausage Stew

Shrimp & Sausage Stew

January 13, 2019
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Ingredients
  • 4 pounds peeled, large raw shrimp
  • 3 large onions cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 (15-oz.) cans tomato sauce
  • 3 (14 1/2-oz.) cans diced tomatoes with zesty green chiles
  • 5 celery ribs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 green bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1-inch strips
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped and divided
  • 1 (1-lb.) package spicy smoked sausage, sliced
  • 3 cups uncooked jasmine or long-grain rice
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
Directions
  • Step 1 Butterfly shrimp by making a deep slit down back of each from large end to tail, cutting to but not through inside curve of shrimp.
  • Step 2 Devein shrimp.
  • Step 3 Cook onions in hot oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring often, 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Step 4 Add tomato sauce, and cook, stirring occasionally, 25 to 30 minutes or until thickened.
  • Step 5 Add diced tomatoes with green chiles, celery, bell peppers, and 2 cups water.
  • Step 6 Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Step 7 Reduce heat to medium, and simmer 30 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly.
  • Step 8 Add 3 garlic cloves, and simmer 30 minutes, stirring in 1 to 2 cups of water as needed to maintain a stew-like consistency.
  • Step 9 Stir in sausage, and simmer 30 minutes, stirring in 1 to 2 cups water as needed.
  • Step 10 Skim grease from surface as needed.
  • Step 11 Meanwhile, prepare rice according to package directions.
  • Step 12 Stir green onions, parsley, Cajun seasoning, and remaining 3 garlic cloves into sausage mixture.
  • Step 13 Simmer 10 minutes.
  • Step 14 Add shrimp, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Step 15 Stir together 1/4 cup cornstarch and 1/2 cup water.
  • Step 16 Stir into shrimp-and-sausage mixture, stirring just until mixture is thick and glossy.
  • Step 17 Serve with hot cooked rice.

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