One Pot Cajun Chicken & Sausage Alfredo Pasta

Ingredients 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 1 pound of chicken, cut into bite sized pieces 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt freshly ground black pepper to taste 14 oz smoked sausage, sliced on the diagonal 4 cloves of garlic, minced 1 quart of low-sodium chicken broth 2 1/2 cups of heavy cream 1 pound of dried penne pasta 1 1/2 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning plus more for topping 4 oz of freshly shredded parmesan cheese 1 cup of Italian flat leaf parsley, minced Instructions 1. Start with a large covered cooking pot. 2. Season chicken with salt and pepper and brown in olive oil over medium high heat. 3. Add sausage and continue to cook until lightly browned. 4. […]

Home made Jumbalaya!

Louisiana has given the world some extraordinary gifts, but many would argue home made jumbalaya might rank among the very best.  A fusion of Spanish and French influences, this blends rice (or sometimes pasta) with at least two meats (one nearly always sausage) plus plenty of spices and vegetables.  Three you always see are onion, celery and green pepper. The trick with this dish is to build the layers of flavor.  For that, begin with ingredients: 1 lb. sliced sausage (pork or beef) 1 lb. shredded chicken (cooked) 1 lb. peeled & deveined medium size shrimp 2 cups onion (diced) 1 cup celery (diced) 1 cup pepper, green or red (diced) 3 cups chicken broth 2 cups rice (preferably brown […]